September 26, 2014
I did two small batches of Autumn Wreath and Harvest Moon. These two soaps are having “trial runs” this year. I want to see how well they sell and how popular they are when people smell them at markets.
Autumn Wreath: A cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and clove.
Design wise this soap didn’t quite come out as I pictured, but I do really like it. I should have swirled contrasting colors (instead of the yellow/orange), but otherwise I really like this one. It’s now available. I have a limited number available.
Harvest Moon: Starts with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar, and white musk. No picture of these.
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.
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.
Raspberry Bellini is now available!
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.
Find Ginger Lime now listed in my store!
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!
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.