Wild Musk

February 2, 2016

It’s that time of year where I’m starting a new round of seasonal soaps.  I’m bringing back a couple I did last year (Honey Almond, Beer Soap, and Huckleberry Harvest) and then trying some new scents!  The first of these new scents is Wild Musk.

WILD MUSK  

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells similar to Coty’s Wild Musk.  Sensual skin musks  blended together with exotic jasmine, ylang ylang warmed by sandalwood and amber.

There’s something about the zebra swirl I love.  Every batch turns out different, but it still looks so cool every time!  I decided to add an exfoliant to this soap and used a grounded vanilla bean.  I love the black speckle look.


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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.


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.

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without PEPPERMINT!!

November 12, 2015

The traditional essential oil peppermint soap is back!  I’m really pleased with the swirls.  I also used a bit more rose clay than normal so I could get a darker pink.  Worked perfectly!

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Fresh Snow

November 9, 2015

When cool ideas don’t turn out quite how you wanted…that was my Fresh Snow.  I tried to make snowmen to embed in this soap.  I was able to make buttons on the body of the snowmen, but I couldn’t get them to go in perfectly straight.  They ended up twisting and so I have snowmen with buttons that are all over their bodies!

The initial idea:

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The result was cool, but not sure if it was worth the work.

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I decided to make more bodies and just leave out the buttons.  I’m happier with those.

Fresh Snow: is a very ozone-y fragrance, reminiscent of clean laundry or fresh cotton. The actual notes however are intriguing; this fragrance has a crisp heliotrope top with supporting notes of spring water, juniper berry, vetyver and sandalwood.


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