This blog is now closed. I set it up in 2014 when I was homeless. Thanks to my son James, I was looked after and I got on with my hobbies and re-inventing my life. I cannot say here is a ‘happy’ place for me as it brings back memories and I am all about the future. I haven’t really attracted like minded people with this blog. However my real life is a different matter. Thank you to friends, family, neighbours, nature and the animals in my heart.
Bye from this blog.
Thank you Danielle for being the loveliest person in the world from me and Rob (and that’s personal).
Sometimes when we feel helpless with just wanting a day off. Do it. To stop worrying about commitments and obligations and just Doodle. Feel our own art and crafts without guilt or regret. You can make posters with vectors, pics, quotes and put them around the place. It’s not an expensive hobby and will make you feel ‘spesh’.
Jealousy is a horrid, horrid thing and something I cannot admit to ever feeling because when someone impresses me I want to be friends with them or at least send them kudos. So don’t waste your time with worthless emotions. Turn those small minded thoughts to being original and of a positive mindset. I am going to tackle the cellar. Have a great week and get over it. Life is too short so live it out with some kind of purpose that helps others. It all comes back tenfold. It really does. Smile and Smile Again! It’s contagious.
Posted on May 9, 2021
These could be the best melts at South Shore Soap Company so far. Basically there is a formula to making melts if you want them to be long lasting in terms of scent and cuteness.
Sometimes melts look flaky or the added mica forms clumps. Whilst others may not notice, the flaws of badly made melts can have effects on the scent burning time. If you use parfum oil it has a combustion point so you must be careful. The melted wax can pop and bubble.
The best formula for good quality soy wax is to melt the wax to no higher than 90 degrees then add the colour. Let the wax cool to 70 degrees before adding the oil or parfum. Pour into moulds at 55 degrees.
These are Candy Floss Melts and I am seriously telling you they smell just beautiful. They are non toxic. Cruelty and allergen free.
And a good point to make is you do not need a license to make and sell melts. So when you see all these people banging on about their melts being compliant. All they have done is stick a warning label on the packet. But of course, It is necessary to do this as there are those with no common sense out there. Most of which can be found on sites like Facebook and Twitter for most of their time. No wonder the world is in a mess. I believe social media is a ‘social’ or ‘bulletin’ bit of kit and should not become a lifestyle that consumes hours of time each day. Either let everyone go on it or ban it all together. Erasing opinion only diverts it and all opinion is life.
Candy Floss Wax Melts coming soon to South Shore Soap Company. I do realise there is a lot of work ahead but life is not just about money and rivalry. It is a balance. All we need is a space, some crafty things, our favourite food, always Cafe Jazz (and a blog to treasure our best and worst moments). There’s enough problems in a day without looking for drama.
Tiff at South Shore Soap Company. X
Posted on May 8, 2021
I buy herbs and flowers already prepared and packed in the UK for human consumption, to make my own loose tea and natural tea bags. This is also a rapid and effortless way to enhance up your food cupboards and shelves with these flowery/earthy tones and textures in glass jars!
Makes for a boho touch around the kitchen. Similarly, you can ‘save money’ by washing thoroughly your used glass food jars for your creations. For instance, large beetroot jars are a great size for the tea pantry.
Simply search the web for herbal tea recipes and away you go! These recent blends will be available to my guests for free and to buy in scoops to take away. Plus, I will eventually put them online. Moreover, you can steep the tea in boiling water. Let it cool. Put it in the fridge and enjoy as refreshing and beneficial cold drinks with ice, mixed fruits, lemon etc, etc.
Dried Lemon Peel and Ginger Tea
Lemon peel is a natural anti-oxidant which ‘may’ support a healthy heart.
Ginger is said to support the immune and digestive system.
Hibiscus and Jasmine Tea
Hibiscus may help settle an upset stomach. It has a calming effect and hibiscus is great to add with any other edible herbs. It is just so versatile.
Jasmine (my favourite) ‘may’ help the immune system and the effects of diabetes and claims to work wonders for the hormonal cycle for all genders. But I just love the taste and aromatic qualities of Jasmine.
Look at these Magnificent Textures and Colours!
I have crafted five combinations in total, to include Lavender and Peppermint Tea. Spent much of the day trying and testing, with the help of adding organic honey sourced from happy bees. But you can add brown sugar as an alternative, or just go bare.
I use one teaspoon of each double blend. Apart from ginger – as it is an extraordinarily strong base taste. With this I add a couple of dried slices of the ginger, to a teaspoon of dried lemon peel. Remember to let your tea steep, releasing all the aromatic flavours to your favourite cup. Feel the love …
I will be honest I realised I was drinking way too much caffeine tea. Some days one after another. So, I am on a bit of a detox, although ‘never’ a diet as depravation is not good for our natural flow of mind, body and soul (unless it’s a fetish). I will never be a ‘slimmy’ as I just love food. It is my road to paradise, a good meal. Fresh and tangy. I go from loving traditional meals, to a good curry. But with tea, there are so many flavours I have yet to explore.
Some ingredients may contain allergens, or have been prepared in distribution plants where nuts are handled, so always read the labels.
Thank you. See you Soon. Going to check our bathbombs. It is all about the humidity. Not sure they like sea air so fingers crossed. Will show you when they have set hard.
Tiff for Belleva House
Posted on May 5, 2021
Bestie Pamper Box – Parfum Wax Melts, Apricot and Pear Soap
New to South Shore Soap Company.
Apricot and Pear Fragrance Oil – Allergen Free. Ideal for those not suited to essential oils, this fruity, musky and sweet soap is just perfect for everyone. Just the right gift for your Bestie too!
Perfectly presented alongside a selection of our carefully sourced parfum wax melts and mini soaps. Allergen Free Parfum Oil.
2 round bars of soap.
2 mini soaps (ideal for showers, guest soaps and travel.)
20 long lasting mixed parfum wax melts.
Organic cotton muslin pouch to store your melts and/or carry your soap.
All our hand crafted products have been carefully sourced, tried, tested in our romantic little hotel in Blackpool. Our melts are made from soy wax. We never use palm oil in any of our products. All our ingredients are vegan, cruelty free and biodegradable. For our soap we use a melt and pour technique.
Base Paraben free
This Glycerine Soap base is ALL VEGETABLE OIL and contains no alcohol or harmful products. Glycerine, a natural emollient, draws moisture out of the air to benefit skin health. It cleanses without stripping or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy skin. And, since we don’t use animal oils, our soap rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind.
South Shore Soap Company hotel quality wax melts and soap
Posted on May 4, 2021
I think we all struggled with lockdown. I run a bed and breakfast and to be honest for a while I enjoyed ‘me’ time. What with opening a new hotel across the street and wondering how to escape the lease from where I am still at – the stress at times was overwhelming. So, making wax melts at South Shore Soap Company became my therapy. I work with essential oils mainly.
I hover my hands over each batch and give my crafts reiki. I also love to make candles and melts with the full moon. My favourite though, when it is raining. I used to love hiding away as a child when it rained and scrap booking with old cards, comics, pressed flowers etc.
I went on to make soap then realised I had to have a license. I just love soapy crafting … So, I am making a brand-new range to launch soon on my website. I decided to gift my lockdown crafting to those I believe will appreciate a box of treasures made with complete love and emotion.
Crafts replace Boredom and Crafts build Inner Confidence
I just hope I can continue with the same momentum when I become more ‘professional’ as my soaps, melts and candles are made with pure soul and the love of my life – he was with me every step of the way, but that’s way too magical to ever begin to explain. A real and very true love story … the best ones are ‘indeed’ secret as love is such a personal thing. We have history. But for now I am on a journey with a design project I want to do for myself.