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!
Holiday Berry: Ripe raspberry intermingled with orange zest and warm musk.
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.
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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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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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:
The result was cool, but not sure if it was worth the work.
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.
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.
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.