Happy Mothers Day to every Mum everywhere!

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I plan to have a sleep in this Mothers day…. even if all 4 of my babies end up in bed with me! LOL.  Then we will have a long stretched out brunch…..after that, a walk around the farm, pick some flowers, chase my children and make them laugh.  An afternoon nap might be on the cards or a movie with homemade popcorn and toasted cheese for tea.  Perfect! What ever you have in mind I hope you have the bestest day ever, how ever you choose to spend your day know that you are so insanely loved by the most amazing special creations imaginable!

mothers day

Love Kelly

Two little chicks..

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Hippy chick, love this soap always fun to make, this is my last batch made.

hip chi 413

love the simplicity of this next photo, not camera shy at all.

hip chick 413

Urban Chick

urb chi 413

They are a perfect match

urban chick 413x

Aquarius

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This is my favourite name, thank you Manuela please send me an email via my website for delivery details, I am sure your friend in Perth will love it x I will get a pic up as soon as my camera becomes unbroken :( sadly I think I need a new one :) AquariusThis version of my label looks alittle squished but only because I did the squishing to fit in my blog :)

Ok why Aquarius…. I am an Aquarian, this soap is all about me, everything about it.  Can go deep but won’t. I new as soon as I read the comment, from my international friend. LOve it! Very Happy I Asked xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Not sure… Name that soap.

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When I set out to make this soap I was having an internal struggle, should I colour or should I leave it natural.  I’m still not that sure, the oils in this soap are so good for you, Avocado, lime, & lavender with added sea-clay.  I am still struggling as I write this post. See the thing is, I like the colours, they are skin safe, and not bad for your skin.  I love colour.  But something inside me wants a natural bar of goodness,…. Natural looking, I’m like yearning for it. (By the way it smells DIVINE!!) So I have started to think about a new line to add to my list… Natural Bars and automatically I am feeling alittle better, slightly more at ease…. tomorrow I will make the first small batch, well that’s the plan anyway. Here are the pic’s that I took for the not sure soap. I don’t know what to call it, because I think Avocado Lime and sea-clay should be a Natural Bar.  Can you help?  I will send a bar to the most fitting name of my choosing so long as you live in Australia.  International post terrifies me. I have know idea how much a bar would cost to send oversea’s. Yikes!!

What's my name...

After cutting…

What's my name

And now posing… smile :)

what's my name?...

LOve the colours but…. so wished I went natuural.

lim lav sc

Any idea what my name should be?

Kx

 

 

Snow Candy lerve

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snow candy lerve

I love making snow candy, she is so colourful and pretty!

snow on the chopping board

My Favourite men’s soap is fun too! Rub a Dub… Love the blue.

Rub a dub dub!

Outrageous Orange, same soap new look.

New look outrageous orange

same colour curls are fab!

stack

Hello lovely Myrtle!

Hello Myrtle

Love same colour curls!

hello mryt

More to come…

new

Behold the best scrubby soap ever!…

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Apricot Scrub.  Those two words attract my attention instantly, I love a good scrub lol &  I’ve never been disappointed with an apricot one.

Apricot Scrub

Be prepared to be blown away! With lashings of ground walnut shell & a generous serving of apricot kernel oil you wont be disappointed either.

Apricot Scrub

Weak at the knee’s?… This bar is flavoured with Lavender and Patchouli, smokey oriental undertones, “puurrrl…spit,…lllll!…” lol! This next bar of soap is as lovely, smooth and refreshing as it sounds.  Coconut Lime Sorbet.  Totally delicious.

Coconut Lime Sorbet

Coconut milk, uplifting lime, tropical coconut & a touch of Lavender to leave you feeling as relaxed as being at the beach, who could argue with that? Bring it on I say.  Our time spent as a family at the beach this last Christmas holidays was just perfect, I don’t mind reminiscing at all.

Coconut Lime Sorbet

Rustic Lavender always a winner, a bit scrubby loads of Lavender oil, this time in my soap making I decided not to put the whole lavender buds on top of the bar because, as much as I love the look before cutting I always seem disappointed afterwards.

Rustic Lavender

Inevitably during cutting the lovely lavender buds get caught in the cutter and drag downwards leaving hideous marks on the face of the bars.  As you can see, even the ground buds that are added to the batter prior to pouring still leave some marks at cutting.

Rustic Lavender

Simple rustic marks that I love and can definitely deal with.  Don’t worry I still plan to add the buds…  at packaging.  A little sprinkle on top :) Would love to know what you think… do you prefer the buds on top?? I do in the mould but not at cutting….

next on the menu… some colour.

soap offcuts

Good morning… Happy Valentines day!

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Hi Guys, time to update you with some lovely soap pictures, I had a gentle reminder this morning that I haven’t been here for a while.  Some reminders actually… and they helped me realise that people do pop by and read this blog! A Little inspiration goes along way :) THANKYOU!

So lets see some soap that has made it out of the mould since Miss Zombi Chick..

Lavender and Goats milk, an absolute all time favourite.  I always save some for my bathroom, it’s like a staple! Smells divine and so good for your skin, goats milk love!! and Lavender love…. our own Lavender oil goes into our soap, we have litres and litres of the stuff, so rest assured you will know that you have washed with a true lavender soap bar!

Patchouli Rose, 3 words…… Yum, Yum, Yum! Love everything about this bar, the look- simple but very affective.  The aroma- not very simple… actually quite complex but the end result is so worth it! Patchouli essential oil is a very strong smell and can easily overpower other smells, I think I got the balance here perfect.  Rose with a hint of berry to compliment Patchouli.

Love this photo, it seems romantic to me, and a little rustic too lol!  Nothing here is perfect and that’s why I think I love it so much.  Perfection is overrated, I think there is beauty in everything.  Perfection does not equate to happiness, being a tiny bit rough around the edges and accepting that, does wonders to the sole. I think I just made up a quote!!!! so serious! lolol!!

Above is a sneak preview…. yes a new post to come.  Stay tuned and thank you so much for being here!!

Kel x

Slowly but surely soaping

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2013 is going to be a bright filled soapy year, I really am looking forward to it, looking forward to staying positive and healthy no matter what! hopefully my soap will reflect this.

I think Zombi Chick is a pretty good start! She puts a cheeky satisfying grin between my cheeks everytime I walk past the curing rack.

her curls.. up close and personal. LOve it! :)

Happy happy bright!

Citrus Lemon Scrub… uplifting and gorgeous!

Exfoliating beauty for a fresh new outlook on life.

So happy to be back soaping, slowly but surely.

Summer farm photo’s

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I have so many photo’s from the past few weeks, lavender harvesting, lavender, cattle moving, lavender, family and so much more, Some pictures are on other media devices so when I work out how to put them on the pc (lol) some will be posted.

We had lots of help harvesting the 4000 lavenders (thanks my beautiful family), what would normally take so many weeks was finished in just  a couple.

Doing a great job!

Just cant believe how dry things are, we are so desperate for rain!

Bunching the lavender around the big tables is a memory that I will cherish, so much laughter!!

Around the farm pictures… strawberries

Grapes..

Corn in the vegie patch yum!

cricket became an afternoon ritual

My kids enjoying the beach…

More to come :)

Pre Christmas SALE :)

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FROM NOW UNTILL THE 30TH NOVEMBER SIMPLY SOAP IS HAVING A PRE CHRISTMAS SALE… 15% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING!! SIMPLY SOAP WILL BE CLOSING FROM DECEMBER 10, 2012 UNTILL JANUARY 10, 2013.

I HAVE MY FAMILY TRAVELLING INTERSTATE DURING THIS TIME FOR CHRISTMAS AND SO I WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR TIME.

ENJOY BROWSING AND SHOPPING, GET IN EARLY FIRST IN BEST DRESSED. HAPPY AND SAFE FESTIVE SEASON FOR ALL! LOVE KELLY & THE TEAM HERE AT SIMPLY SOAP X

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