Sponiebr

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About Sponiebr

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    CP high superfat Soaps including pine tar soap, Deodorant, Beard Oil, Beard Wax,Trad-Ir Instruments.

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  1. It's what I'm calling my OMH soap. I'll stick the contact info on the back and put "Bad Idea Soaps by Sponie" in it's place?
  2. Wow... It IS a painful process though... Reminds me of passing out a kidney stone, and in much the same manner I'm sure I'll be glad when it's over. Any other suggestions or thoughts? Do you think the half ounce concept is a good idea or just round down to the nearest ounce? Ideally all of my bars would be the same size, but I'm hand cutting and frankly, even with a miter box I SUCK at cutting straight lines, which is really weird because I'm great at sculpting and can draw with near photographic precision. I'm a LINUX user and so I don't have MS Word for my labels, I'm using Libre Office, which is generally just as good but it doesn't have some of the proprietary user friendly macros that MS Word has... Short of it is I've got more work to do on the labels. If all y'all have any thoughts for revamping or whatnot PLEASE DO SPEAK UP! Font's whatever... The only things that I have to keep are Bad Idea Soaps, the logo, naming convention, kraft paper band, and kraft paper label. I'd kinda like to keep the smart ass tone in there, but if you have something else in mind I'm an open minded kinda guy... (I'm also a dork... Just say'n...) OOOOOH! I just thought up a DOOSEY! "Hand crafted bliss-imparting-luxury-slathering-melts-in-your-hand-NOT-in your-mouth Bath Soap." <<<<<<--------- HOT DAMN! I LIKE that! But, like it as I may, I will acquiesce to the Collective.... (resistance really IS futile, but it's also voltage divided by current) Slainte, Sponiebr: The Executor, (locus really), of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services.
  3. Thanks all! I really appreciate the input Ok, so I'll drop the 5% thing. Maybe replace it with "Bad Idea Soap (masterpieces ) by Sponie (I'm try'na market stuff here) or "This AIN'T your Grannie's lye soap" @TallTayl I don't think the glue will mess with the soap, as I think it's just starch based mucilage though it might be an animal based glue.... (It feels and acts like a starch based glue, when I wipe up the counter I get those clear starch looking films that float up off the table top). The glue doesn't stick to anything but paper worth a damn, but to the paper it sticks like a demon. I use a little 91% isopropyl alcohol in my water to help speed up the drying time and to get a little better wetting action. I dunno though, time will tell. Also, about the weights... I rounded down on all of the weights e.g. 4.69 labeled as 4.6 but 4.52 also labeled as 4.5.... I was thinking about selling it by the bar soooo, not really sure what the weight has anything to do with anything, but seeing the variations in weights I think I'll just sell them according to whole ounce weight or by 1/2 ounce weight. rounded down. 4.6= 4.5 4.4 =4 etc... @Jcandleattic The beveling is my OCD trying to make a statement... I'll probably get over the beveling pretty quick as it is a PITA. Honestly if I could whack'm good with a plastic scrub brush to get all the loose bits of soap off and just give them an even surface I think I could be good with that. The label may change to a round 2" label because I REALLY don't like the having to put a band of tape around them to keep the label from peeling up at the edges... Historically I HATE (that's not really STRONG ENOUGH a word for my dislike) labeling and packaging soap and THIS was the first batch I was absolutely fine with, and not just fine.... I really enjoyed it. Anywho I SO very much appreciate the feedback and I'll let the vindictive little imps (I mean Fairies... I meant Fairies...), know that they did a good job. Sponiebr: Trying to get Bad Ideas to market is like giving a group hug to a barrel full of eels... It can be done, but ya gotta have a little coordinated help.
  4. Woops! Looks like the "almost-professional" fairies got to my soap... JUST LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID! Fark'n FAIRIES... (gotta blame somebody and it might as well be them) I'm using gummed kraft tape (the old fashioned kind you have to wet with water to activate the glue) them kaft laser/ink labels and that "its-not-really-tape-but-we-sell-it-as-tape" clear tape from the Dollar Tree. (probably need to use the inkjet as the copier/laser isn't stick'n too well) 2 wrongs might not make a right but 3 lefts will... Sponiebr: Get'n closer... (Sometimes those bad ideas actually work....)
  5. @Barbara AL... SOOOO BABS... (can I call you Babs?) How ya do'n? Did I ever tell you how I consider you one of my muses? Yes ma'am! Love them swirls! That's QUITE an impressive collection you have... I'm very impressed! (Don't the rest of all y'all JUDGE me... I know what I am... 'sides it's true. Barbara is one of my soap muses.) Thank you ALL for your input! I really feel immensely better about my little stash at work. So far all of my soaping junk only takes up less than 5 cubic feet of space. Oh BTW: I may or may not be giving away self addressed stamped priority flat rate boxes... Sponiebr: Mercenary lil twerp.
  6. No... I'm very thoughly Irish it's just that the Irishman (the whole Celt of me actually) is about 99% repressed at this point. Trust me when I say it's not a bad thing at this time.
  7. oh! I SO FEEL YA! They're SNEAKY little buggers! I'm finding little sample bottles of FO in places I didn't know I had places much less that I had FO'S in the those places... I think you'll like that Pommello it's a nice clean light citrusy strong and tangy with a smidge of bitter and the lightness of Yuzu...
  8. Notice the NUMBER of 1 oz FO's.... I'm jist say'n...
  9. Why the 1 ouncers? One company + 2 words. Candle Science Sample Sale.... 2 ounces is enough for a big batch and 1 ounce is enough for a med batch... I think of the little 1 ounce FO samples like those little bottles of booze, just the right size to stash and go have a little fun with but not enough to actually do any real damage with...
  10. Tart-ish... Smells pretty much like slightly green pommelo with a little bit of floral linger... PM me your mailing address and I'll drop a sniffie off to you.
  11. That's everything I have in my collection... o.O 10x that? Ok! Whew! So I'm NOT a Ho, I'm really just some little kid giggling over someone's underwear poking up out of their britches. I am actually relieved to find this out...
  12. You asked for it Trapp... Bayberry 1 oz Bottle Black Sea 1 oz Bottle Blue Spruce 1 oz Bottle Christmas Tree 1 oz Bottle Fraser Fir 1 oz Bottle Mistletoe 1 oz Bottle Pine Cones 1 oz Bottle Himalayan Bamboo 1 oz Bottle Holly Berry 1 oz Bottle Juniper Breeze 1 oz Bottle Mediterranean Fig 1 oz Bottle Ocean Breeze 1 oz Bottle Red Ginger Saffron 1 oz Bottle Sea Mist 1 oz Bottle Snickerdoodle 1 oz Bottle Strawberry Shortcake 1 oz Bottle Red Currant 1 oz Bottle Vetiver 1 oz Bottle Cucumber Mint 1 oz Bottle Plumeria 1 oz Bottle Pomegranate Cider 1 oz Bottle Christmas Hearth 1 oz Bottle Jamaica Me Crazy 1 oz Bottle Pumpkin Pie 1 oz Bottle Citron and Mandarin 1 oz Bottle Brown Sugar and Fig Type 1 oz Bottle Coconut 1 oz Bottle Amaretto Nog 1 oz Bottle Amaretto Nog 1 oz Bottle Apple and Clover 1 oz Bottle Apple and Clover 1 oz Bottle Basil and Herb 1 oz Bottle Brown Sugar and Fig Type 1 oz Bottle Brown Sugar and Fig Type 1 oz Bottle Citronella 1 oz Bottle Coconut 1 oz Bottle Coconut 1 oz Bottle Cool Citrus Basil 1 oz Bottle Coriander and Tonka 1 oz Bottle Coriander and Tonka 1 oz Bottle Cucumber Melon 1 oz Bottle Cucumber Melon 1 oz Bottle Fig Tree 1 oz Bottle Fig and Rhubarb 1 oz Bottle Fig and Rhubarb 1 oz Bottle Green Tea and Lemongrass 1 oz Bottle Green Tea and Lemongrass 1 oz Bottle Harvest Berry 1 oz Bottle Harvest Berry 1 oz Bottle Himalayan Bamboo 1 oz Bottle Himalayan Bamboo 1 oz Bottle Holly Berry 1 oz Bottle Holly Berry 1 oz Bottle Honeydew Melon 1 oz Bottle Jamaica Me Crazy 1 oz Bottle Jamaica Me Crazy 1 oz Bottle Juniper Breeze 1 oz Bottle Lavender Cucumber Sage 1 oz Bottle Leather 1 oz Bottle Love Spell 1 oz Bottle Love Spell 1 oz Bottle Macintosh Apple 1 oz Bottle Macintosh Apple 1 oz Bottle Mango Papaya 1 oz Bottle Mango and Tangerine 1 oz Bottle Merry Mistletoe Type 1 oz Bottle Merry Mistletoe Type 1 oz Bottle Mimosa and Mandarin 1 oz Bottle Orange and Goji Berry 1 oz Bottle Passionfruit and Guava 1 oz Bottle Passionfruit and Guava 1 oz Bottle Peppermint Bark 1 oz Bottle Peppermint Bark 1 oz Bottle Pomegranate 1 oz Bottle Pomegranate 1 oz Bottle Pomegranate Cider 1 oz Bottle Pomegranate Cider 1 oz Bottle Pumpkin Pie 1 oz Bottle Pumpkin Pie 1 oz Bottle Red Currant 1 oz Bottle Red Currant 1 oz Bottle Red Ginger Saffron 1 oz Bottle Red Ginger Saffron 1 oz Bottle Sage and Pomegranate 1 oz Bottle Sage and Pomegranate 1 oz Bottle Sea Mist 1 oz Bottle Sea Mist 1 oz Bottle Sea Salt and Orchid 1 oz Bottle Sea Salt and Orchid 1 oz Bottle Sex on the Beach 1 oz Bottle Sex on the Beach 1 oz Bottle Snickerdoodle 1 oz Bottle Snickerdoodle 1 oz Bottle Sparkling Pomelo 1 oz Bottle Sparkling Pomelo 1 oz Bottle Vetiver 1 oz Bottle Vetiver 1 oz Bottle Sweet Pea 1 oz Bottle White Tea 1 oz Bottle White Tea 1 oz Bottle Watermelon 1 oz Bottle Watermelon 1 oz Bottle Peppermint Essential Oil Japan - 16 oz Morning Mountain Mist at 5 oz Sweet Fig- 2oz Celestial Sea- 16 oz Chocolate Chip Brownie- 16oz Tangy Mulberry- 7oz Yuzu- 7oz Yuzu- 7oz Dragons Blood- 8oz Lemon Slices-2oz Serendipity- 8 oz Rose berry- 6oz Fresh Sake(type)- 4oz Pink Sugar 16 oz. Wild Mountail Honey 16 oz. Oatmeal Milk and Honey 2 oz A Thousand Wishes 2 oz Burst Of Energy 16 oz Black Raspberry Vanilla 16 oz Green Irish Tweed 8 oz Island Nectar Fragrance Oil 2 oz Florida Water 2 oz (plus uncountable sniffies and glass drams of FO's) There's probably 7-8 on there that are used up. I dunno... I should check. That was STRANGELY catartic... I think I'm on the path to recovery.... o.O Sponiebr: I'm a FO and Mica HO. A cheap, dirty, run of the mill, garden variety, FO and Mica HO.... (But OH do I SMELL GOOD! )
  13. Wait... BATH "salts"? This is dangerous... I'm just say'n anything (and I mean ANYTHING) that causes people to strip naked and run around trying to eat people's faces is BAD NEWS in my book. Stick with bathtub Gin...
  14. Um... So... I got some FO's. (UGHHHH! YES! Some MORE FO'S...) Does um... Anyone actually have a "problem" with FO collecting? I mean... It's like not in the DSM-5 or anything is it? I mean at like what point does one have "too many" FO's? (too many FO'S LOL! That just looks SO FUNNY all typed out!) There's no support groups right? I quit any time I want! Dammit! dammit... o.O Dammit... halp.
  15. Ok so.... Whadda I do here? I throw a towel over my shoulder rest it's little mouth on my towel draped shoulder and pat, rub, and bounce? (OH YUCK! It just burped all over my pants.... (gags) I'm gonna stink for a WEEK!) Seriously NOBODY told me ABOUT THIS being part of the soap making gig! (flarking burping bottles of FO after midnight on a Friday covered in a FO puke soaked towel... BLECH!!!!! Next thing you know I'm gonna be wrapping little freak'n diapers on them...)