Artisan soaps made from luxurious oils and exotic butters with milks, creams and silk fibers; to the whimsy of glycerine soap creations. Full of fluffy bubbles and velvet lathers, once your skin it treated to handmade soap you will never go back. bytheSEAsoap was born out of the love of TSPink soap rocks some fifteen years ago. I found those soaps at a Nevada City Art Gallery and my obsession for beauty in a bar of soap began. I still have a small piece of that first soap! ~~Pam Mella~~

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! 

I have been on hiatus since December 10th.  Off to the Big Island in the Blue Pacific for some sun!

So I've been organizing this and that and dreaming up my next soap!  Oh I need do stock for the etsy store and for the summer markets that begin in May.  Yes a house warming gift that's what I'll get in the mood with!

 Off to the breakfast nook to stir up some trouble.  January 1 I did fragrance testing on 18 fragrances.  This is part of my new credo "BUY NO OTHER Fragrance "' until these are used up!  A good resolution even if it takes one two years to program it into the noggin!  No photos of the fo test maybe tomorrow.

Today I did 4 pounds of luxury soap heavy avocado and mango butter.  I used a 4lb wooden mold and divided it into two with a homemade dam.  Well damn  the dam leaked and some of one soap became part of the other.  I'll cut it tomorrow PM and see what damage was done.  Some of the cucumber leaked into the lavender. 

So here are the soaps before I put them to bed!

Cucumber Melon


The next batch is Camomile and Lavender and I hope the leak wasn't to bad into this side.  I love the colors!

Happy soaping soap buddies and sending wishes to you for all the best for 2013!