Chai Tea

September 8, 2014

I can’t say I’m a fan of Chai Tea (the real stuff).  So I don’t particularly like the smell of this soap.  However I know there have been many who’ve asked for something along the lines of a scent like this.

Chai Tea: Traditional Earl Grey Tea scent with delicious citrus notes of Bergamot and Sicily Lemon along with a base and heart notes of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla and a little bit of Allspice. This is a sweet, buttery fragrance oil with a touch of spice.

I knew this soap would become one dark bar, so I didn’t even bother to try a design.  Instead I decided to make this soap an exfoiliating soap as I hadn’t done any recently and again it’s something people were asking about.  I used coffee grounds for this soap.  It’s going to be a very very very scrubby soap.  Not for me and my sensitive skin, but there are those out there who’ll love it.

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Raspberry Bellini

September 6, 2014

For this soap I played around with a new embed technique.  I had some left over green soap from a project.  Didn’t know what to do with it.  At the time I was working on laundry soap and had my food processor out and I though why don’t I shred it.  Once I’d done that it made me think of grass.  Then as I was going through my fragrances I came across Raspberry Bellini.  I decided that I’d make a soap “Field of Raspberries.”  I made some purple embeds, chopped them up and then embedded everything in a base base.  It wasn’t exactly what I was going for, but still kind of cool and a soap that’s different from everything else I’ve made recently.

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Raspberry Bellini is now available!


Ginger Lime

September 4, 2014

I love love love this soap.  The bottom half is a simple smooth green.  In the top half I added raspberry, strawberry and blueberry seeds to give it exfoliating properties.  The colors, the speckled look, the clean line…everything about this soap (including the scent) I love.

Ginger Lime: is comprised of the obvious title notes, as well as some extras to make the mix just a little bit more complex and exciting. Rounding out the marriage of Ginger and Lime are supporting notes of Lemon, Lilly, Grapefruit and a minuscule amount of spice.

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Find Ginger Lime now listed in my store!


Almond Biscotti

September 1, 2014

If you love the sweet vanilla and almond scent of almond biscotti then you’ll love this soap.  I knew the soap would discolor so I was trying to create oval embeds that would look like almond slivers.  It didn’t quite work, but if you use your imagination and go a little abstract you can see them.  Right??  Now available!

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Pepperberry

August 19, 2014

I love the small of this soap.  I wish I’d picked a different color pink (maybe a much lighter one.  The green ended up darkening more than I though (because in part of the fragrance oil).  I feel like the neon pink just competes with the green.  I was trying to do a drop technique.  Not really what I was going for…but the soap really does smell amazing.  It’s got this spicy kick to it I love.

Pepperberry: This complex warm blend starts out with traditional Black Pepper notes mixed with Black Orchid. This spicy, sensual mixture is accentuated with All Spice, Wildberries and Bulgarian Rose, finished up with heavier notes of Pine Needle, Oak and just a small hint of Vanilla.

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Pomegranate & Black Currant

August 17, 2014

Loved how this soap turned out. I had left over black soap from something I was making and just poured it into my heart molds because they were sitting there.  When I was wondering what to do with the soap I though something red/maroon might go well with the black.  Went through my fragrances and saw the Pomegranate and Black Currant and knew I’d try and swirl and embed the hearts.  LOVE!

Pomegranate & Black Currant: This blend has tart Pomegranate notes, enlivened by citrus zest and intertwined with juicy Black Currant notes with just some light hints of soft florals and leafy greens to give the fragrance depth. It is a surprisingly sweet blend, almost as if the Pomegranates and Black Currants were sugared prior to blending.

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Nectarine & White Ginger

August 15, 2014

I was working with a new fragrance and had NO IDEA how it would react in the pot.  This should have been my first clue to TAKE IT SLOW.  Nope not me.  I had this really cool three layered idea with mica veins between layers.  That didn’t happened.  The fragrance caused the soap to seize pretty quickly and I was left mashing the yellow into the mold.  I unmolded it and wasn’t too happy.  It had a very rustic feel.  I liked the two colors I’d managed to do.  And the scent was phenomenal, but I wasn’t happy.

The soap has since grown on me.  It really is a simple soap, but I think maybe it’s simplicity amongst all the other more decorative soaps is what has made it stand out to me!  Nectarine & White Ginger is now available!

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