Wisteria Boulevard

March 24, 2016

Last year when I made my cider soap I did a five layer alternating diagonal design for a 10 lb batch of soap.  It took FOREVER.  I loved the look and wanted to make it again, but I knew I had to do it on a smaller batch of soap.  So, here it is again with just four layers.

WISTERIA BLVD: classic floral fragrance comprises ultra-feminine notes of Wisteria, Rose, Violet and Ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musks for a captivating and enchanting scent.

Top Notes: Melon, Peach, Coconut, Apple
Middle Notes: Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Wisteria
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk

I think it turned out really pretty.

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Raspberry Porter

February 11, 2016

I bought this fragrance on a whim. I like raspberry and I thought why not I’ll try a small batch.  In the bottle I loved the smell, and it holds true in the soap so I’m really happy!

Raspberry Porter: It’s a fresh combination of Sun ripened Raspberry, Squeezed Lemon and a winey fruit scent with hints of Green Leaf and Rose.

It’s a clean and simple design (did some soaps like this last year), but I love the look.  Added jojoba beads to it for look and exfoliating.

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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.


Cedar & Balsam

November 15, 2015

This is by far my most popular “pine” scent soap that I make.  Same design as last year.  I really like the different green colored cubes embedded in another green base.

Cedar & Balsam: A camphoraceous woody blend of pine, eucalyptus, cedarwood; finished with sweet balsam.  This fragrance is composed of top notes of  orange, raspberry, and plum;  middle notes of lily, carnation, and hyacinth;  base notes of balsam, pine, eucalyptus, and cedarwood.

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I had some left over cubes and a tree cookie cutter so I decided to make a small batch of tree embeds. Didn’t quite work out how I imagined, so next year I’ll just stick to the same design I’ve done the past three years.

Now Listed: HERE


Apple Balsam Pine

October 31, 2015

I saw this light bulb mold and thought I could make a really cool soap with it. I DID NOT expect the fragrance to set up super fast.  It meant I didn’t get to embed the light bulbs at a leisurely pace.  Inside didn’t quite end up how I wanted it to, but the top is cute and I like it.

Apple Balsam Pine: A unique blend of juicy apple, cassis, jasmine and Siberian fir.

It started off with me making LOTS of light bulbs.

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I then figure out the exact order I wanted to put them in the soap in and had them lined up and ready to go (not that that helped much with the acceleration!).

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This was after I poured and pipped the light bulb strings. My goal was to make it look like a string of Christmas lights.

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And here you go: I had to add some real lights to the picture!

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Find them HERE!


Frost & Snowdrops and Beneath the Stars

October 27, 2015

Snow anyone? Okay, so I’m not quite ready for snow either, but I really like the look of these.

I was playing around with a technique here. It didn’t work quite how I was hoping, but I’ll probably play around with it some more after the winter season is over.

Frost & Snowdrops: a romantic musk & sandalwood background, while providing the aroma of delicate winter flowers.

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This turned out better than I thought!  I didn’t realize that the blue would morph.  When I cut it it was green! Luckily it went back to blue…not quite the same color I started with, but hey it’s blue!!!

Beneath the Stars: An enveloping blend of grape, peach and plum with sparkling citrus, rose and musk.

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