Fall Fragrance Pre Buy – 20% off Retail!

FALL Fragrance Pre Buy – 20% OFF RETAIL thru Nov 1

Soapalooza is bringing back 16 oz bottles on ALL their fragrance oils! To celebrate, we are holding a large Pre Buy on our most popular fragrances, to include Egyptian Dragon, Tassi  Lavender (ours is the ORIGINAL), Honey Bee, Black Orchid Lily, Fresh Mango, Dragonfly Moon, Bonsai, and a few others!

ALL PRE BUY FRAGRANCES REFLECT a 20% markdown on the 16 oz, the NEW 32 oz size, and the 5 lb jug size! When the pre buy is completed, we will make stock available in the In Stock categories in the 1, 4, 8, and 16 oz sizes like we used to!

Shipping is a flat fee $12.95 regardless of how much you buy, AS LONG as your ship address is in the Continental USA.

PRE BUY FRAGRANCES : http://bit.ly/2l25Gv0

 

This past year has been a HUGE time of growth for Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio. We moved our studio from Williamsburg to Richmond, VA. We opened a retail storefront in where we sell the soap & bath/body products that we also train students in our workshops, studio classes, and Boot Camps to make for their own businesses. Now we are moving the fragrance business up to Richmond also! (let’s us move between the two buildings more easily and quickly). So, we are starting off with a big Pre Buy on our best selling, tried & true Cold Process fragrances. We use these fragrances in ALL our products, train with them, and have sold them in the community for 10 years. These fragrances are concentrated, strong, and they hold up long term in CP soap, but can also be used in bath & body products and candles… We know, we use them that way also!

PRE BUY FRAGRANCES : http://bit.ly/2l25Gv0

 

This PRE BUY opens TODAY, Oct 12, 2017 and should close for most items by Nov 1, 2017. Allow 10 – 12 manufacturing days, and then we will ship them back out to you. These Pre Buy Prices are FANTASTIC, and with the new 32 oz selection, you can really STOCK UP without feeling like you are over doing it with 5 lb jugs.

Kelly J. Bloom | CEO
Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio
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Using Pigments & Dyes in Melt & Pour Soap Bases

Would anyonNEONSe here like my method of using DRY Pigments (ultramarines and oxides) and Mica’s with M&P soap? Well, I will share anyway…

Here is the deal… Dyes bleed in M&P soap bases. This is because dyes are water soluble, and “move” through out the hardened soap. Goes back to that old science concept that everything is actually fluid, in a sense. That molecules are just held together. Well, M&P base, when cooled is hard, but it is still considered a ‘liquid’ in the sense that it is a hardened solution.

Dyes (FD&C’s dyes and lakes, etc) are a powder. Most of you can buy them from Bramble Berry in the form of Lab Colors, or the glycerin based dyes at The Chemistry Store, or the liquid dyes at WSP (Whole Sale Supplies Plus). The liquid form in water is also preserved, so you have a long shelf life (so the preservative, as well as the BLEND of dyes used to make the color do get individually included on the soap label for M&P, not for CP, HP).

Pigments are natural occurring mineral substances. The ones we use in soap and cosmetics however are laboratory produced (including Bare Minerals, and yes they are lying about them being “natural”). It is against the US cosmetic safety laws (FD&C Act) to use things we just dig up out of the ground to put into our cosmetics. Black Oxide is easy to find … But it has to be “cosmetic grade” because Black Oxide just dug out of the ground also has Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, etc.. So, it is created in a lab to be safe, or as in the case of Titanium Dioxide, refined.

PigmenAtom-RedSoapts are NOT water soluable… HERe is a fun test.. Make a bath bomb using Dyes and a bath bomb using Red Oxide. Take separate baths, and you will see the dye turn the water the color of the dye and nothing on the tub floor or oil ring on the tub. Do the same with the Red Oxide bath bomb, and you will see all the red oxide either settle on the tub floor or stick to the tub ring.

So, You can buy EXPENSIVE glycerine mixed Pigments (Oxides and ultramarines) from soap and cosmetic suppliers (TKB Trading is the BEST www.TKBtrading.com) or you can purchase the 1/4 – 1 lb containers of the dry pigments for a fraction of the cost.

Mixing them with glycerine and then coloring your soap alters the soap though. Too much glycerine softens the base, and water will will do the same. Makes for soap that weeps too easy, melts too easy at the craft shows in the summer, and attatracts more moisture from the air. That is because Glycerine is a humicident (attracts moisture, and why natural soap IS so good for us. . it puts a shear sheath on the skin that draws moisture from the air and keeps our skin from drying out or getting the ‘itchies” in the winter).

So, what IS the solution? Well, you need something that will EVAPORATE> So using small pill cups (the little disposable ones that are used for food samples… they are PERFECT)…. Put in about 1/8 of a teaspoon of say Blue Ultramarine. Then add about 1 – 2 teaspoons of simple rubbing alcohol. Then using a pippette dropper, add the amount of color to your melted soap mixture, stirring well.

The alcohol will quickly evaporate from the heat, leaving you no added gGelledPeacockTealSoaplycerine or water in your soaps!

Consequently… that same Blue Ultramarine can be used to take the “yellow” out of the clear SFIC bases. I used to distribute this product, and the clear bases tend to run a pale tint of amber to a distinct light yellow. By adding a drop or two of BLue Ultramarine to them, you will have a perfectly water clear base!

Now about the color migration I mentioned earlier…. Dyes will migrate or bleed. Pigments and SOME mica’s will not. Lets talk about Pigments first. Non water soluble as I mentioned already. Make a cookie sheet of soap colored with blue UM. Cut the sheet into stars using a cookie cutter. Melt white soap and do an embed with the blue stars. 1 week later, only the stars will be blue… No movement of color.

melt-n-pourwhitesDo the same thing with a blue dye… make the sheet, cut it into stars, embed in white soap. 1 week later the white soap will be having blue haze around the area where the blue stars touch the white soap. 1 month later the white is all pale blue. 3 months later, the entire soap is all blue with no distinct blue stars. This is called “Bleeding”.

Mica’s are a subtrate that have various dye’s sprayed on them. Just like pigments we can not use naturally occuring mica in soap and cosmetic. Most, not all, but most dyes will bleed. The Lakes are the category of FD&C that will not bleed. TKB trading gives the ingredient list for each colorant, so you can determine if you mica will bleed or not. Also, as M&P soap makers, you will not have to worry about Dye or Mica “morphing” which is the chemical craziness that occurs when some dye come into contact with Alkali (Lye, sodium hydroxide). Some dyes react due to the very base pH of sodium hydroxide, and you get a Moon Man Puke color instead of what you planned, surprise surprise,

More questions… give me a shout out. I’ve a lot of experience!

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyJan2014Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20+ year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Free Shipping For Soapy Mom’s!

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Great News for all you Soapy Moms! Soapalooza has a FREE SHIPPING EVENT from NOW until Midnight Sunday. Use Coupon Code MDFREESHIP during our checkout! http://www.soapalooza.com

Shop our Cold Process tested fragrance oils here, and get FREE SHIPPING!

(lower 48 USA only, 25 lb drums NOT included, and adjustments can not be made if you forget to use the coupon!!).

Spring Fragrance Pre Sell Extravaganza!

Soapalooza Spring Pre Sell Fragrance Extravaganza!

We are excited to start our Spring Pre Sell Fragrance Extravaganza!

We heard you!  More of Kelly’s former Southern Soaper fragrances! We are returning quite a few this year now that we have our warehouse lease locked in for another 4 years! So, celebrate Spring with us as we return many of your former favorites. All these fragrances were developed by Kelly Bloom for her own use with her cold process soap making business (BloomWorks Soap Company) and later sold under her former brand Southern Soapers. Several of the current line up have NEVER been offered before also! Click this SPRING PRE SELL link to see the line up!

This is our Annual Spring Pre Sell – This means your order for this product will NOT ship until the Presell is completed, approximately April 1, 2015. Fragrances will be ordered and shipped as soon as they arrive in the warehouse.

Take advantage of the great savings of 15% off during the initial Presell these cold process tested fragrances. They will not be discounted this low again! Additionally, don’t forget that we offer a Flat Fee Ship rate of $9.95 for the continental US!

Each week we will be placing an order for several drums of fragrance oil on our Pre Sell line up. At that time, those ordered fragrances will be REMOVED from the Pre Sell line up… So, as the Pre Sell progresses, there will be less on sale to choose from! So ORDER EARLY in the Pre Sell so you get the best selection and the LOWEST PRICES these fragrances will EVER be offered at!

Fresh Linens (returning) Apple Blossoms (returning)
Red Papaya (New!) Carrot Cake (New!)
Chamomile Tea (New!) Coconut & Tahitian Lime (New!)
Chipotle Caramel (New!) Jamaican Plantain & Vanilla (New!)
Masculine Musk (New!) Indonesian Teak (returning)
Linden Vert (returning) Aloe & Yucca (returning)
Guns & Roses (returning) Yuzu Satsuma (returning)
Cherokee Princess (returning) Tuscan Leather (New!)
Apres Apricot (returning) Red Red Wine (returning)
Rosehip Jasmine (returning) Lemon Drop Candy (returning)
Havana Nights (returning) Click this SPRING PRE SELL link to ORDER!

 

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyValentines14Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Halloween Special ~ $5.95 Shipping Event!

Green Pin Up Zomie and Hogwarts Professor of Wizar - 1682085136582Just Halloween Eve & Halloween Weekend (October 31 thru November 2 at Midnight EST)! Soapalooza is offering a Flat Fee Shipping Special of $5.95  for US orders (within the 48 continental states only). No code to input, simply select the $5.95 shipping option when checking out in the shopping cart. Easy Peasy! This shipping special is valid for all purchases in the lower 48 states, EXCEPT on 25 lb drum purchases. (sorry, regular shipping applies to drum purchases).

 

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyValentines14Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

 

Restocking Fragrances due in next week

GetSniffOnWe have a few of our fragrance oils returning … restocks are due within 7 days or so from our manufacturers.

Returning are:

Acorns & Black Oak
Red Santal
Tibetan White Tea
Creme De Cassis
Orange Blossom Honey
Almond Silk
Attar of Roses
Black Orchid Lily
Frankincense, Myrrh, & Gold
Hawaiian Sandalwood
Stonewashed Denim

Now is the time to take advantage of 2014 pricing, as several of our most popular fragrance oils will have manufacturer price increases in 2015. You can expect a 3 – 5% increase on about 30% of our fragrances, which is what the manufacturer is increasing to us. Just a heads up so you can stock up now. We are only adjusting pricing  in January 2015 for the fragrances we are experiencing price increases on.

 

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyValentines14Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Great Essential Oil Blends!

BloomWorks Soap Company

Years ago, long before I purchased my first ounce of fragrance oil (it just was not available to soap makers back then!), I started using essential oils with my herbal soaps. Originally, ALL my soap was JUST herbal based. I was a spice vendor, so adding herbs and spices was as natural as breathing at the time, I learned to color all my soaps with spice or herb infusions. None of my soap was scented, just pretty. Gradually, I started noticing that there were some essential oils available, and started experimenting with them for scent. This was still back when finding essential oils in more than 1/2 or 1 oz bottles was very hard, and often much more expensive than they are today.

Below are some of my favorite Essential Oil blends that I developed for my BloomWorks Soap Company product line:

Cedarwood & Lime: 2 parts Cedar, 3 parts Lime

Tangerine Lemongrass: 3 Tangerine, 2 Lemongrass

Sandalwood Tangerine 3 Tangerine, 1 Sandalwood

Bay Rose; 2 Geranium Rose, 1 Palmarosa, 1 Bay Laurel

Patchouli Rose: 1 Patchouli, 2 Geranium Rose

Fairy Garden: 1 Lavandin, 1 Ylang Ylang, 1 Rosewood, ½ sweet orange

Cedar Mint: 1 Peppermint, 2 Spearmint, 2 Cedar

Desert Flowers: 3 Rosewood, 1 Ylang, 1 Lavandin, 1 Geranium Rose, 1 Patchouli

Cleopatra: 4 rosewood, 2 ylang ylang, 1 sandalwood

 

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyValentines14Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20+ year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

What Is A Cheap Thrill?

RedLipsWhat is a Cheap Thrill, and what can I do with one?

  • Our Cheap Thrills fragrance vials are an economical way to smell a fragrance before purchasing a larger quantity. This lets you save money and prevents you purchasing fragrance oils you find you really don’t care for. But, what can you scent with a Cheap Thrill? Each small glass perfume vial holds 1/8th of a teaspoon of fragrance oil.
  • Each of our fragrance oils is available in a Cheap Thrill vial also! Just choose Cheap Thrill instead of the 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, or 16 oz size option!

A Cheap Thrill will scent:

  • A Perfume Roulette filled with jojoba oil, making a wonderful perfumed body oil to dab on pulse points.
  • A 4 oz Melt & Pour bar of soap.

 

  • A small wax tart for your wax melter.

 

  • A bath bomb (make mix, scent small portions individually.

 

  • An 8 oz jar of bath salts or sugar scrub.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of lotion.

 

  • Add to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum cleaner bag.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of body wash.

So, even though the Cheap Thrills were designed to just let you sniff before buying, you can still use them for many creative products. Many customers blend a few and create unique fragrance blends.

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page

We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Fragance Testing Videos

SoapaloozaWORD-LogoOne of our customers did a YouTube video on the testing process of about 36 Soapalooza Cheap Thrills.  I thought you might like to see how the process went.

Ivy Coreen Bath & Body makes cold process soap, and as such, needs fragrance oils that are manageable in her soap mixture. She needs like to mix her soap fragrance in, and still have time to use color and play with design elements of her unique soapmaking process.

The first video is just a short one, showing how she is setting up her testing process. The second video is pretty long, showing each one of the Cheap Thrills fragrance vials and how they react with her soap mixture. This second 42 minute video is fun to watch and listen to, as her husband helps her, and they have playful banter. Both husband and wife have a running commentary with their thoughts on each fragrance and their thoughts on it, as well as both visual and audio description of the reaction of the fragrance oil in the soap solution. I believe she is using about 1 to 1.6 oz of soap mixture in each paper cup to ensure the same level of fragrance oil to soap mixture ratio as she would use in a full size batch.
Video 1 – Testing Set up

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Video 2 – Testing 36 Soapalooza Fragrance oils in CP soap

If you are unfamiliar with what a Cheap Thrill is, it is a small perfume vial size of our fragrance oils. We sell these for $1.00 each. We know that one of the most exciting parts of trying a new fragrance oil suppliers scents is the decision on which ones to try first! And imagining what they smell like after reading their scent descriptions. So, we introduced Cheap Thrills in 2008 to allow you to load up on inexpensive sniffy sized vials of scent … so you could smell them up close and personal before investing in the larger sizes. They are fun and exciting to get, and each one is enough for a 3-4 oz bar of melt & pour soap, or a small cold process soap sample, or a single perfume rollette (mixed with a carrier oil), or even a small single solid perfume tin. Many customers also barter them with others for scents they want to still try.

What Is A Cheap Thrill?

What is a Cheap Thrill, and what can I do with one

  • Our Cheap Thrills fragrance vials are an economical way to smell a fragrance before purchasing a larger quantity. This lets you save money and prevents you purchasing fragrance oils you find you really don’t care for. But, what can you scent with a Cheap Thrill? Each small glass perfume vial holds 1/8th of a teaspoon of fragrance oil.

A Cheap Thrill will scent

  • A Perfume Roulette filled with jojoba oil, making a wonderful perfumed body oil to dab on pulse points.
  • A 4 oz Melt & Pour bar of soap.

 

  • A small wax tart for your wax melter.

 

  • A bath bomb (make mix, scent small portions individually.

 

  • An 8 oz jar of bath salts or sugar scrub.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of lotion

 

  • Add to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum cleaner bag.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of body wash.

So, even though the Cheap Thrills were designed to just let you sniff before buying, you can still use them for many creative products. Many customers blend a few and create unique fragrance blends.

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page

We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

What Is A Cheap Thrill?

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  • Our Cheap Thrills fragrance vials are an economical way to smell a fragrance before purchasing a larger quantity. This lets you save money and prevents you purchasing fragrance oils you find you really don’t care for. But, what can you scent with a Cheap Thrill? Each small glass perfume vial holds 1/8th of a teaspoon of fragrance oil (7 drams). Soapalooza sells each fragrance oil in a variety of sizes ranging from a Cheap Thrill Vial that holds 7 drams, 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16oz  bottles. Additionally, we also sell 5 lb, 10 lb, and 25 lb discounted bulk sizes!
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