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.
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.
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.