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Craft Fairs

 Not being native to this area I have found it rather overwhelming trying to hunt down all the little/big events for the  up coming year. Im building up the stock  so Im prepared but  the ones that do events like this tend to be tight lipped as spots are limited. I grew up in Arkansas and knew all the good spots here in PA eh, not so much.

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the great disappearance

I know it has been months since I blogged anything at all. I’m trudging along with the soaps. We closed the esty store as we found a location we hope does better and even if it doesn’t it cannot do worse !
Ours soaps are now listed at http://bctcsoaps.storenvy.com, as of now I have 12 listed but I will be working on it all day. I should have the full line of 70+ up and for sale by Saturday.

I’m up to my eyeballs in new projects. I don’t know what I was thinking. Wait oh yes I do know , and they are scattered all over my bedroom ! Soap cubes, homemade laundry soaps, hand sized soap bars, sugar scrub cubes. I get these insane creative moments and the ADD kicks in. 17 million HALF finished ideas. Pictured to follow as you do NOT want to see the disaster in the making only the pretty old packaging when Im all done 😉

BCTC Soaps

Our Soap Contains:
No Preservatives

No Animal products/by-products

No Petroleum Products

No Parabens

No Lauryl Sulfate

Basic ingredients for all cold processed handmade soap are as follows:

                                                                                  Olive Oil

Coconut Oil

   Soybean Oil

                                                                        Hemp Oil

Organic Shea Butter (possible nut allergy)

Water

Lye

Fragrance

Basic ingredients for all Bath Bombs are as follows:

                                            Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Epson Salt, Fragrance, Colorant

Name Ingredients Color Strength Description Exfoliate
African Violet Orange Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White Medium The scent of fresh African Violets with orange notes. None
After Midnight Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Peppermint Leaves Medium Fragrance Similar to “Meditation” Peppermint Leaves
Almond Coconut Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Cream Colored Medium The scent of almonds with a hint of coconut. None
Almond Spice Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan Medium Almonds mixed with various spices. None
Amazing Verbena Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White Medium Sweet mix of various Verbena type floral. None
Apple Spice Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan/Off White Medium Delicious apple fragrance. None
Baby Powder Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Pink Medium Smells just like Johnson’s Baby Powder None
Banana Coconut Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan to Light Tan Medium Banana mixed with a sweet coconut. None
Banana Orange Smoothie Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Yellow Medium Creamy mix of bananas and oranges. None
Bay Rum Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan Strong Traditional men’s fragrance None
Berry Blitz Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Brown Medium Blast of various berries. Fruity to the core. None
Black Raspberry Vanilla Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with blue top Medium Fantastic combination of Blackberries, Raspberries, and Vanilla. None
Café Mocha Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Dark brown with coffee grounds Medium Mouth watering blend of Chocolate and Coffee fragrances. Finley ground coffee beans
Cherry Almond Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan with Oatmeal Inside Medium/Strong Our best seller since day one. Strong fragrance comparable to the scent of Jergens hand lotion. Ground Oatmeal
Chocolate Mint Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Brown Medium Tasty combination of two popular fragrances. Comparable to a box of Andes Mints. None
Cinnamon Latte Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Brown/Bronze Medium/Strong The unmistakable scent of cinnamon mixed with coffee. Finley ground coffee beans
Cinnapear Goat’s Milk Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance, Goat’s Milk Tan Medium Pear spiced with cinnamon. Oatmeal
Citrus Splash Goat’s Milk Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance, Goat’s Milk Tan Medium Lemon, oranges, and little bit of grapefruit. Oatmeal
Cool Fresh Aloe Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White Light/Medium Refreshing fragrance the includes the scents of Aloe and a hint of Green Clover None
Coriander & Ginger Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Yellow Hue Medium Two unique fragrances that form a sharp and spicy combination. None
Cucumber Lavender Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White Medium Cucumbers mixed with the scent of lavender flowers. None
Cucumber Melon Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Green Swirl Medium Freshly chopped cucumbers married with ripe melons. None
Dragon’s Blood Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Dark Tan Medium Earthy but sweet with a little bit of musk. None
Eucalyptus Aloe Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Peppermint Leaves Medium/Strong Blast of Eucalyptus leaves with the soothing scent of aloe Peppermint Leaves
French Pear Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Brown Medium A crisp pear fragrance with just the right amount of sweetness. None
French Vanilla Biscotti Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Brown Medium A wonderful, sweet-smelling French Vanilla with rich, buttery overtones. None
Gobi Gold Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Yellow with Red and Black Swirls Medium Sweet citrus with hints of patchouli. Delicious! None
Gold Moss Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan to Dark Tan Medium Musky fragrance sweetened up with oak moss. Truly unique. Sea Salt
Green Tea Citrus Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White Medium Medium The soothing scent of green tea mixed with the zesty fragrance of various citrus fruits. None
Green Tea Mint Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Peppermint Leaves Medium The soothing scent of green with a kick of peppermint Peppermint Leaves
Honey Almond Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White with Golden top Medium Pure almond love with a hint of sweet honey. None
Ice Lemon Biscotti Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan Medium Mostly lemon with subtle hints of vanilla, hazelnut, and other spices. None
Jasmine Lime Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Green Medium/Strong Very unique combination that works fantastically together. Sea Salt, Oatmeal
Lavender Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Purple Swirl Strong Smells just like a fresh field of lavender flowers None
Lavender Lemongrass Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Purple Swirl Medium Two of our best-selling fragrances joined at last. Fresh and zesty. None
Lavender Mint Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Green with Purple and White swirl Medium Classic lavender mixed with a strong peppermint. None
Lavender Oatmeal Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Oatmeal Inside Medium The familiar scent of fresh lavenders mixed with the warm scent of oatmeal. Ground Oatmeal
Lavender Patchouli Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White/ Off White Medium/Strong Two of the worlds most identifiable scents blended perfectly. Lavender Buds
Lemon Coconut Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Brown Medium Fresh juicy lemons mixed with the tropical allure of coconut. None
Lemon Jasmine Mimosa Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White Medium Lemons mixed with the night blooming jasmine and various mimosa flowers. None
Lemongrass Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Yellow with Poppy Seeds Medium Luscious lemon fragrance. Poppy Seeds
Lilac Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Purple Medium Unique floral. Smells like a lilac bush in bloom. None
Mango Papaya Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Orange Peels Medium A truly tropical, fruity blend. Orange Peel
Mango Salsa Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Orange Medium/Strong Mangos, Apples, and the right amount of spice! Sea Salt, Oatmeal
Mississippi Mud Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Red/Pink Medium Rosemary, berries, and Patchouli come together to form a one of a kind fragrance. None
Moonlight & Roses Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Pink Medium/Strong Rose lovers rejoice. One of the strongest rose fragrances we’ve ever made. Sea Salt, Rose buds
Moroccan Vanilla Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Dark Brown Medium Simply the best Vanilla we have come across. Pure, sweet, vanilla. None
Nag Champa Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Brown Medium The famous Indian fragrance. Smells just like Nag Champa Incense. None
Oatmeal Milk & Honey Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan with Oatmeal Medium Creamy, sweet, and toasty. A delicious fragrance. Ground Oatmeal
Oatmeal Spice Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Brown With Cloves Medium Everything you love about Oatmeal Milk & Honey not with that extra spicy kick. Ground Cloves
Orange Patchouli Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Orange Medium Orange and Patchouli fragrances work excellent together. A nice unique scent. None
Patchouli Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Peppermint Leaves Medium Earthy patchouli. slightly sweeter than your average patchouli. Peppermint Leaves
Peach Tea Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Orange Medium/Strong Peaches galore with just the right amount of white tea fragrance. Sea Salt, Oatmeal
Pearberry Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White/Off White Medium The scent of fresh pears enhanced with various berries. None
Peppermint Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Peppermint Leaves Strong Cool blast of peppermint. Peppermint Leaves
Pine Tar Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Pine Tar Black Strong No fragrance oil here. Just pure Pine Tar Oatmeal
Plumeria Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Red/Pink Swirl Medium Sweet floral with a distinct smell. None
Pomegranate Cherry Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan with Red/Pink Top Medium Fruit to the bone. Cherries, berries and pomegranates join together for a fantastic fragrance. None
Raspberry Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White Medium A strong and sweet Raspberry fragrance. None
Red Sky Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Red Medium/Strong Blend of citruses with a green undertone. Sea Salt, Oatmeal
Sandalwood Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Tan Medium Comparable to sandalwood incense. None
Seaweed Juniper Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White Medium/Strong The unique scent of seaweed sweetened up with a hint of juniper berries. Sea Salt
Spearmint Basil Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White Strong Blast of spearmint with a hint of basil leaves. Sea Salt, Mint Leaves
Summer Citrus Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White with Orange Swirl Medium Lemons, Oranges, and Limes fuse for a fantastic summer fragrance. None
Tobacco Flowers Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Dark Pink Medium/Strong The sweet and beautiful tobacco flower (not the leaf) is a fantastic floral with sweet earthy undertones. Sea Salt
Triple Chocolate Sundae Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Dark Brown Medium Chocolate lovers dream. As the name implies we included chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! None
Tropical Citrus Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Yellow Medium/Strong Caribbean citrus mixed with a house blend. Strong citrus fragrance. Sea Salt
Unscented Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White None Our soapwith no fragrance oil whatsoever. None
Vanilla Honey Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Brown Medium Excellent year round scent. Simple combination of vanilla & honey. None
Vanilla Oatmeal Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Brown with Oatmeal Medium Vanilla with the scent of toasted oatmeal. Ground Oatmeal
Vanilla Strawberry Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Dark Brown Medium Smells simply delicious. Sweet, fresh picked strawberries added to an already sweet and creamy vanilla fragrance. None
Wakame Scrub Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Light Green Strong Beautiful scent of seaweed with hints of oatmeal and mint. Sea Salt, Oatmeal, Mint Leaves
White Tea & Ginger Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White Medium An excellent blend of white tea leaves and ginger root. None
White Tea Bamboo Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance Off White Medium The scents of white tea & bamboo work well together to form a fantastic fragrance. None
White Tea Mint Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water, Lye, Fragrance White with Light and Dark Green Swirls Medium White tea leaves accented with fresh mint None

Shoppe@ Etsy

So a few years ago I discovered esty. I browsed, I drooled a LOT, and I was inspired. Well today I’m joining the ranks of the  vendors/sellers that have places their  lovingly made wares up for sale! Lots of pictures to be made as well as  a traders mark stamp. Cant wait , I’m like a giddy school girl!

well crap….

Keepin it real Im ready to bounce few molds off a walk very shortly. I have  a whole mold that will not release !! Im  clueless as how to resolve the issue. It was properly oiled. I tried  the freezer tip I found online it worked for one but oh NOOO it couldnt work for 2 of them. We have been doing soap for a year but I always used the ends and scraps I never rebatched. This is a whole new ball game people let me tell ya !!

That time again

I always love when I’m making  new soap. My kitchen smells amazing! I have 3 batches  doing a cure tonight and I will start on re-batching my other mistake tomorrow. Im HOPING the new mold  comes out with bars that are the size I have them pictured in my mind if not back to the drawing and recreating mode again. I want something  between my largest and smallest bar, something unique to Black Creek. Chunky but hand-sized and a good  rich soap. Tinkering isn’t all bad but sometimes :p you end up with 30 lbs of soap you have to shred up and melt down and start all over again with.  Maybe this time I might try coconut milk with it  or goats milk who knows. Love the creative licenses you can take when your the one making it.