Vanilla Champagne

December 1, 2016

Vanilla Champagne…I had really good intentions with this soap, but it just didn’t do what I wanted.  There’s just too much gold.  I really like the stamps, but I needed to do something to break up the expanse of gold soap…maybe if I’d added starts or something. I don’t know.  I just wasn’t really happy with how this one turned out.

A sparkling aldehydic accent creates a fizzy effect for the citrus top notes of lime and orange to open this blend.  Hints of green floral and rum liquor notes from the fragrant heart.  Clear woody tones combine with earthy accents while a base of vanilla bean surrounds the fragrance.

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Cedar & Balsam

November 17, 2016

I changed up the design for Cedar and Balsam this year.  I just was 1) sick of making cubes and 2) frustrated with the extra cure time this soap always needed (for whatever reason it always was extra soft).  And the design had gotten boring to me after three years of using it.  So this year I went to my tree mold and used those to embed in a swirl of different greens/grays.

The first batch didn’t turn out quite as I wanted.  There wasn’t enough of a distinction between the tree green and the batch green.  The second batch I dusted the trees in a black mica and that gave it the distinction I was looking for and I like them much better.

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Winter Wonderland

November 12, 2016

The next soap on my list was Winder Garden (but I call it Winter Wonderland).  I wanted to create a winter scene of pine trees.  As you can see my background was too busy (too much blue) and so the stamped green trees get lost.  It’s unfortunate, because I really like this design otherwise.  If I ever do it again I know better.

This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh lime and menthol;  middle notes of Douglas fir and lavender;  with full-body base  notes of eucalyptus and pine.

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!  I want to thank everyone who’s visited my blog this year!  I love sharing my creations with you and will continue to always!  I’m already planning new designs and new post ideas!  There will be much to come in the new year!  For now, I wish you a wonderful Christmas as I take some much earned time off to spend with family and friends!

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Frankincense & Myrrh (a.k.a Starry Night)

December 2, 2015

Frankincense & Myrrh (a.k.a Starry Night) is one of my favorite winter soaps.  The design is just lots of fun (though a pain to make!)  Once again I had to change fragrances this year.  The original blend I used last year got changed.  And the new blend no were near as good.  I ended up blending two different scents to get this mix of Frankincense & Myrrh:

First:

Frankincense & Myrrh: Traditional riches of blended frankincense with myrrh.

Second:

Three Wise Men: A classic favorite of frankincense, myrrh, patchouli and warm, powdery sandalwood.

The two together really work well.  I call this my “church” soap.  It just reminds me of church time over the holidays.  If you like Frankincense and Myrrh scents I think you’ll enjoy this soap.

Those pesky annoying star embeds!

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Sugared Spruce

November 30, 2015

Sugared Spruce: A sweet and fresh blend of pine needles, orange, strawberry and a touch of sugared vanilla.

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I sold out of this soap in 2 days. I brought it to two events and all 16 bars went.  Next year I’ll make a larger batch!


Holiday Berry

November 18, 2015

And the last winter scent: Holiday Berry!  My favorite and the favorite of many of my customers. I changed up the design again this year.  I like this.  I kept the pink/green/white color scheme, but only did an in the pot swirl for two colors and end had that pink surround the ITP swirl.  I like it! Now listed!

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Holiday Berry: Ripe raspberry intermingled with orange zest and warm musk.