Moroccan Mint & Midnight Pomegranate w/ Loofah

April 16, 2015

I did this soap years ago (with a slightly different fragrance blend).  It was a popular one and I’m not sure why I stopped making it, but it’s back again!

Top Layer:

Midnight Pomegranate: sparkling notes of Citrus, Dewberry and Cassis to dress up the deeper notes of Musk, Sandalwood and Vanilla. This fragrance is deep and sensual with a sweet tart twist.

Bottom Layer:

Moroccan Mint: This is a scrumptious blend of Spearmint, Peppermint and Corn Mint, with just a touch of black tea sprinkled in to provide a stable, full bottom note. It’s cool, crisp, and refreshing.

Shredded Loofah in the bottom portion for some scrub exfoliating!

Pomegranate & Moroccan Mint

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Honeysuckle

April 14, 2015

I’m in love with the design of this soap.  It’s simple and clean and with a reverse embed on the tops and bottom.  I used jojoba beads in the soap for some scrubby exfoliating!

Heavenly Honeysuckle: Notes of tuberose, nectarine, and cherry are picked up on first impression. However, the middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and rose quickly make their appearance.  The base notes of sandalwood and musk give this fragrance a calming foundation.

honeysuckle


Chocolate Espresso

April 12, 2015

I’m not a coffee person, but if you like chocolate and coffee then this soap is for you!  I can say I love the tiger swirl in this soap.  It came out better than I expected (even though the white changed to tan which I expected).

Chocolate Espresso

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Chocolate Espresso: Enjoy the scent of rich chocolate paired with freshly brewed espresso.


Inspirational Friday

April 10, 2015

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It’s hard sometimes to move on and realized that you’ve changed and some of your friends change and that you don’t always continue along the same path.  It’s been hard, but I stop and look back and realize that I’ve also gained some amazing new friends on the journey we call life.  I still look back and reminiscence over the “old days,” but I don’t get quite as sad about it these days.


Irish Tweed Beer Soap

April 8, 2015

I made this soap last year and it was so popular I made it again this year (and a larger batch too)!  I fancied up the design a bit from last year, but it’s still the same great scent and made with a stout beer.  It’s a perfect St. Patty’s Day soap!

Irish Tweed Beer Soap

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Irish Tweed Soap: Spicy-sweet blend of French verbena and lemon, a green Florentine iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris.


Pomegranate Cider

April 5, 2015

I won’t go into the amount of time it took to make this soap.  I’m thrilled with how it turned out, but oh my word!  Five alternating layers with a mica dusting in between each. I was ready to pull my hair out by the time I finished.  It was worth the worth though.  I think the soap is stunning.

Pomegranate Cider

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Pomegranate Cider: hot cider spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  The scent is then punched up with notes of pomegranate and strawberry.


Photo Antics with my Best Friend!

April 3, 2015

Whenever my friend and I get together to do soap pictures we have a little too much fun!  This was our table before we started our session.  We spent the day driving from place to place to gather the needed props.

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We photographed 23 soaps and over 15 different bath products.  It was quite the session.  We spent more time setting up each shot than we actually spent on taking photos…of course once you’ve got the shot set up the photos are the easy part!

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Then came the processing of the (300+) photos we took.  We did narrow it down some, taking the best of each product, but still it was quite a marathon photo and editing session!

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