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!


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

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.


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.

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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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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Frosted Pinecones & Santa’s Tree Farm

October 21, 2015

I have been trying to find a new pine to add to my winter soaps.  I got four different winter/pine type scents.  Not sure which I like best so it’ll be interesting to see what my customers think.

Santa’s Tree Farm: It’s the aroma of freshly cut evergreen branches. Reminiscent of a refreshing walk through a tree farm as your family prepares to cut down their season tree on a cool winter day.

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Pretty winter tiger swirl anyone? I’m quite in love with this soap!

Frosted Pinecones: is a wonderful blend of herbaceous pine and spruce, combined with notes of rosemary, carnation, cedar, and hints of spice.

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