Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Elemental Bath Co. Logo

So when I created the first logo, I wasn't really in love with it.  Even so, I needed one quickly so I had something to use on the website and in my initial design for product labeling.  I was just waiting for inspiration to create a new, "right" logo.

Well, my burst of inspiration last night led to this.  What do you think?  I'd love to have opinions.  I was going for simple and clean... hoping to instill the idea of "freshness".  I like it (obviously), but I'd also like some unbiased input.  Please let me know what you think!  Thanks!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What to put under the Christmas Tree if you want your daughter to think Santa hates her

Ok, so I saw this on another site and just couldn't resist.  I mean really; priceless, yes?  I couldn't help a loud snort when I stumbled upon this.  Looks like Barbie had an interesting experience with self-tanner and didn't understand the concept of "even application".

Interestingly enough, there was no article to go along with the picture; although in this case the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" is more than applicable.  Either way, here's my source (which is probably sourced elsewhere):

Isn't she just cute?  I mean, look at her accessories?  She comes complete with silver hooker heels and a cell phone so she has all her johns at the tip of her fingers.  Let's not forget the tasteful skirt and light blue halter top.  Nice...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cream Soap Update #1

Cream soap was a success!  It came out lovely, and I made quite a bit of it.  After I created the base, I split it up into a few batches and mixed the following varieties:

Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey
Sakura Blossoms
Snow Fairy (Lush Type)

I also took and added sugar to part of the above batches so there was a matching sugar scrub.  I already have a sugar scrub recipe that I'm happy with, but after testing this soap and feeling the texture, I just couldn't resist giving it a try.  This also happens to work out perfectly for a double pack of shower cream and scrub scream (I have these cute little double-stack 4 oz. jars).  Pictures coming soon!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Soaper I admire- Grumpy Girl

This woman (Sharon) is fabulous.  I've been a fan for a few months now, since I first stumbled upon her website (  She also has an Etsy site ( which carries most of her products.  Insider tip- she posts on Etsy before she posts on her website, so go there first if you're looking for new items in stock.  

What caught my attention first?  The beautifully detailed 15 color swirl soap she makes, called appropriately "Acid Trip".  This beauty of a bar comes scented in Karma (Lush type) and is incredible!  I couldn't even imagine the amount of time and patience that goes into making this soap.  Further more, she's able to duplicate it on a regular basis.  

Ah, to grow up one day and be like her.  Thanks for the inspiration, Sharon!

Cream Soap Tonight

Ok, I've been putting it off all weekend... it's now Sunday night, and I'm going to finally make a batch of cream soap.  I've been wanting to do this for some time but keep putting it off in favor of other things.  One of which (a rather important item actually) is the continuing build of my company website, which is still very much under construction.  It really needs to get done, but ugh.  After working all week, dealing with my rugrats, making product (except the cream soap! lol), and life in general... it's just hard to find the time!

After I'm done, I'll be sure to post pictures and results.  I have every confidence the soap will turn out fine, it's just a matter of where it falls on the fabulous meter!  :-)

Wish me luck!