Friday, October 30, 2009

Soap in Hong Kong


You can find my soap in Hong Kong! They look really cool in the display shelf. I have never been to Hong Kong and to think my soap has beat me to it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The feel good bar is really a comfortable size for men and women. I love how the raised "FEEL GOOD", does make you feel good after a long day. Makes a great massage bar, easing away the day's tension. A must try.

Another guest size soaps. These cherry blosooms come in three all time favourite fragrances, lemongrass (yellow and green), lavender (purple and pink) and baby fresh (ok, maybe you have not heard of this one but trust me, when you walk past it, it smells like someone has just stepped out of the shower). Baby fresh comes in baby pink and blue or yellow.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas soaps - Snowflakes


I am absolutely facinated by snowflakes. I have never actually seen them and it doesn't matter if I travel to Mount Everest, I know on the day I arrive it would be a lovely sunny day with snow everywhere. So this is probably the closest I will come to seeing a snowflake with it's lovely crystalline shape. I have kept all the snowflake white but I like the transparent blue which gives a cool feel to the snowflakes. I have also added cosmetic glitter to make it more festive.

Mini Cupcakes


It"s simply was not enough making life size cupcakes, I had to make a guest size version. Don't want anyone to feel left out. They are around 45gms. Equally as adorable and so much fun to make. Love, love cupcakes, big or small.
Now in the mist of making these mini cupcakes soap, I suddenly realised that they were getting bigger with each batch. This cupcake (photographed on its own) topped the batch, reaching 75gms in weight. The weight and size definitely falls into the "grey area" of classifying it as a guest soap or a normal size soap. If anyone is interest in the extra large mini cupcakes, please let me know.

Halloween Soaps

Halloween is coming and I wanted to put up these new pumpkin and acorn soaps. I love the smell of the pumpkin, soft vanilla, slightly nutty and a tiny hint of spice, simply yummy! I have scented the acorn with 'nutcracker' and they smell equally festive. The pumpkin is also nice to use in your guest toilet during Chinese New Year, minus the pumpkin face. I try to make soap for every room, every occassion and hopefully there is something for everyone in Soaping Paradise.

Bubble Bath

Who would think you could have your bubblebath in your shower? Now you can, this little bathtub filled with bubbles and a duckie will look adorable in your shower soap drainer. You will not be having any problems getting anyone to have a shower. The bubbles and duck can also come separately, as guest soaps. There are simply no rules when it comes to the way you want to have your soap. Gone are the days when soap was just soap, now they look fun, smells fantastic, friendly to the skin and adds that little something to the shower!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pebbles


I thought what a great way to add that finishing touch to a perfect bathrooom. A vase filled with pebbles! Then I thought (in my mind filled with soaps of the past, of soaps of the present and of soaps to come), I could make these pebbles into soap pebbles and that would make it perfect. Something to display and is functional at the same time. Throw in a few real pebbles at the base of the vase and spread a few soap pebbles on top, I promise you, no one could tell the difference. Just watch the look on your guest faces when they ask you for soap and you point to a pebble. This humble pebble will definitely be a conversational piece, just make sure it doesn't over shadow your dinner conversation. If anyone is holding a dinner party for halloween, this pebbles will definitly be both a treat and trick.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bath Pouf with Green Tea Soap

Green tea is renowed for being a wonderful antioxidant, fighting off free radicals and is also a natural anticeptic. The great thing about bathing in green tea, is that the skin which is our largest organ absorbs the nutrients. I add powdered green tea which colours the soap to a beautiful olive green.

The bath pouf helps increase the lather, also exfoliates and you can hang it after your shower. What more could we want from a soap? Addition glycerin (a natural humatant which draws moisture to your skin) is added to dissolve the green tea, so expect your soap to have a glorious dew on the surface.

Dont throw away the pouf, recycle it for use with other soap when the green tea soap is used up!

Sea Salt Rocks!


Love the idea of soaking away in a bathtub? Bath salts, especially from the Dead Sea will ease muscular aches and stiffness.
Now you can bring a bar with you to the shower. These soothing and stress-relief soap bars will also help exfoliate your skin, keeping your skin feeling fresh and radiant!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cupcakes without calories!




There is something about cupcakes I can't resist. I am making 60 cupcakes for my mum's birthday and I thought I'll share with you some of them. They actually make a very nice bar of soap. The contour of the base with the grooves make it really easy to use, no worries about dropping your soap. They weigh between 120 to 150 gms and they are the same size as real cupcakes.

"Duckies" Guest Soaps

These duckies are just soo cute! They are for everyone, children and adults alike. They come in 2 sizes, 45 gms (left) and 20 gms (right).

Included in the photo are blue and pink duck shaped soap confetti. Sprinkle the soap confetti on the surface of a bath, watch them dissolve and you'll have instant bubbles. Great fun for little ones.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fortune Cookies, guest soaps


These soaps are great when you have a party, you can insert personalised messages in them. Everyone loves hearing something nice. I have an example of some messages you can use. They came from this wonderful person, Meiling who forwarded them to me. If you are interested in these cookies and have your own messages, just let me know.
(1)Carry laughter with you wherever you go.
(2)Tomorrow, take a moment to do something just for yourself.
(3)The universe is pouring its abundance out to you. Be open to receiving.
(4)You and your loved ones are safe and spiritually protected.
(5)You are supplied for today and all of your tomorrows.
(6)Trust your intuition. The universe is guiding your life.
(7)Your heart is a place to draw true happiness.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Guest Soaps

I love having guests stay with us. Most of my guests make it a point to stop over just to see us!! I want them to feel as welcome as possible.
A Guest Basket is always so impressive and the great thing about these baskets are that you can prepare them in advance, tie them up with a cloth to keep out the dirt.
Put in all the stuff you can find when you stay in a hotel and more, a scented tealight candle, personalised guest soaps (anything between 15gms to 50gms) and a sprig of flower to make everything feel fresh.
I put in two bars, one for the basin and one for the shower.
Your guest will feel sooo special and it only takes you a few minutes to pull out that ready made basket!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Check out the different Soaps that Soap Paradise carry

Goat's Milk Soap

It is great for the skin, with it's natural lactic acid and Vitamin D. Wholesome, nutrient-rich goat's milk will help the skin maintain its natural balance, excellent for sensitive skin and gives you a glowing complexion.

This Milk Bar, smells divine. The blend of essential oils of Valencia orange, patchouli, lavender and musk reminds of being in a spa . I have added dead sea mud to the soap

Olive soap - the olives are soap too!!

Olive soaps or Castile soaps are olive oil based soap. Olive oil contains natural Vitamin E, antioxidants and help hydrates the skin. Castile soaps are 100% olive soap but I find that olive oil does impart a slimy feel to the soap and traditional castile is more a paste than a soap bar. Olive oil when mixed with other harder oils like coconut and palm oil makes an excellent soap bar. 25% of organic kosher extra virgin olive oil is use to make these soaps.


Ingredients: 25% organic kosher extra virgin olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, glycerin (kosher), purified water, sodium hydroxide (saponification agent), sorbitol (moisturiser), sorbitan oleate (emulsifier) and soybean protein (conditioner).
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