Saturday, July 29, 2006

Soap, Soap, and more Soap! I love SOAP!

Here is a picture of some of my soap.

I am still waiting to hear back from the web guy and anxious to get the website finished, which BTW is at!! The sweet little boy on the landing page is my youngest, Keegan. His name is part of the NaKee' name. If you are interested in the complete story and origin of the name, go to the website and read up on it!

So, we have been trying to get some stock made and anticipating tons of sales when the website is finished :) We have also been testing some new scents, so that we can have some great seasonal and holiday scents. In the last couple days I have test-made 16 new scents. I do not put any coloring in the test batches so that I will know how the fragrance colors the soap. When an oil has any real vanilla in it, it will darken the soap naturally. Here are the scents in the testing stages:

These were made on July 24. They need 3-4 weeks to cure, but here is what I have observed so far.
Pumpkin Pie-It is a very nice spicy food scent. The color already is a dark brown.
Apple Pie-Nice spicy scent with a hint of pastry. Tan in color so far.
Chai-Has a delicate spice scent. Not sure if it will be a lasting scent, but it is nice so far. Light tan in color.
Eucalyptus Spearmint-I liked the scent when it was first made, but now it is starting to fade. I hope it comes back because it is a clean, fresh scent that is quite attractive. Very light color.
Chocolate Mousse-Dark brown in color. I didn't like the scent at first, but it is growing on me, we'll see.
Plum Spice-Not bad, but I would like more of a cinnamon spice in with it. It is too fruity so far. Tan in color.
Somali Rose-This rose is not too rosey. I hate that (pardon me here) elderly lady rose toiletry scent if you know what I mean. I like it so far. It is a light tan.
Woodland Pear-A nice tart but sweet pear fragrance with a touch of woodsy scent. Nice. Dark Tan in color.

Today(29th) I made more test batches, but won't know much about them for a few days.
French Vanilla-Already pretty dark. Not sure of the scent yet.
Dark Chocolate-It is light in color so far. Chocolately scent.
Spiced Plum-Different company. I think I will like this one better. I hope it has the right components for a nice fall/winter scent.
Witches Brew-So far it has an earthy spicey scent. Sort of like a spicy patchoulli.
Gingseng & Ginger-This scent could be a winner! We will see. I so hope this turns out how I think it will. If it does, I have a feeling I won't be able to keep it on the shelves!
Vanilla Lace-A sophisticated vanilla. It has lost some of its scent so far, so hopefully it will be nice.
Black Raspberry Vanilla-Creamy fruity scent.
Chocolate Nut Brownie-So far just smells like chocolate, but how can you go wrong with that?!

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 28, 2006

NaKee' Website Will Be Up And Running Soon

The NaKee' Natural website is getting closer to being finished. We are very excited to have it up and ready to take orders soon!