Spring Scents

Yes, it's time already to think about spring... even though winter is just getting started my thoughts are turning to sunshine and blooming things! Here are a few florals to get you in the mood.

Lavender scented, a classic relaxing scent in an equally relaxing hue of watery blue. ****Sold out****

Sweet lilacs, the smell of spring so realistic you can almost hear bees buzzing among the blossoms. **** Sold out****

Lime Blossom, A cheerful citrus floral blend, well suited to a sunshiny morning - or at least for imagining one when you need a lift!
****Sold Out****


Sierra Granite

This rustic bar is scented with Mayan Gold, a rich smooth scent that reminds one somewhat of incense. It would be a great scent for the men but I love it myself. It is a nice unisex fragrance. My hubby says it smells creamy, he's right - it's different, not perfumey, very nice!
****Update - none left!****


Three New Batches

These aren't the best photos, they are a bit dark. I will replace them when I get a chance but for now, just to give you the idea -

Lavender Soap & Lilac Soap photos replaced and moved to new message above

Ginger Souffle – rich vanilla fragrance with just a hint of spicy ginger and citrus

****Update - a few Ginger souffle left!!****


new pics

****Update - All the following bars are sold out****

This creamy bar is a light sweet fragrance known as Osmanthus - nearly sold out at the craft fair!

Pale blue is Clean Cotton, smells like laundry right out of the dryer; Pale green bar is Blackberry Sage, a wonderful blend that is not too sweet, very summery and fresh; Ivory bar is Cool Mint, a crisp peppermint to wake you up!

Cool Breeze, a unisex clean smell, very popular

Tahoe - a woodsy fragrance reminiscent of the cedar forest.

Still Waters, a soothing herbal/floral blend with chamomile overtones.

Mulled Cider, a warm spicy apple smell perfect for holidays but really juicy and yummy anytime, a favorite.

Clean Cotton

Chamomile Glow, a soft mellow herbal scent, surprisingly rich for an herbal.

Blackberry Sage

Gift sets with a soap deck and washcloth


More craft faire stuff!

A few more things I'm bringing to the faire.... these cute boa bags contain a soap, bath pouf, a soap deck and a drawer sachet in a scent coordinated with the soap fragrance. and my Gypsy soap, a Patchouli/Nag Champa blend that smells like incense... very nice...


Craft Faire coming up!

****Update - soaps on this page sold out except for 2 bars of chamomile glow!!****

Here are some of the soaps I'll be offering at the upcoming holiday craft faire.

Clean Cotton, Blackberry Sage and Cool Mint

Pumpkin Bars

Chamomile Glow

Oatmeal Milk and Honey



Rainy day soap pics

****Update - sold out****
Here's the ginger soap - I left it unscented and uncolored to see what the ginger alone would do. It didn't turn dark brown so I'm happy about that, but it didn't retain the golden color it had at first. There is no discernible ginger scent left. I think I will rebatch it and add some ginger eo or fo.

This is the lavender soap I did the same day, the swirl turned out great. Next time I'll use a bit more colorant to get a better contrast. I used Tony's lavender FO for the first time and it is a bit weaker than BB's, but doesn't have that masculine musky note.


Soaps made on a rainy Sunday

****Update - soaps from these batches all sold out****

Today I finally got to make an experimental batch that had been on my mind for a while. I'd been wanting to try some ginger soap. I haven't been able to pick the brain of anyone who has actually done it, so between a recipe found online and the suggestions of a few Dishers, I decided to do it using fresh ginger puree as my liquid. I wanted to see exactly what the ginger brings to the soap so this time I didn't add any color or fragrance. It is in the mold now and looks a golden color, at this point the soap is still raw so I can't detect whether the ginger scent has carried through at all.
The second batch today was a lavender blend, mostly lavender with a touch of Yuzu. I used the slab mold and added a periwinkle swirl. Jeanna, I don't know if you like lavender scent, but this may be the most purple-ish shade I've used so far, and I thought of you when I mixed it! :)

It's still in the mold too, so after these two batches come out I will add the pics.

I'm itching to do another embedded soap so I will be thinking about that, maybe get one done this week. I want to try the technique of using a bit of rebatch to join the embed pieces together, one of my last embeds shifted during pour so it came out a bit different than I'd planned. (Shhh, no one can tell though, right?);)


Nice swirl, what's it smell like?

cackled the gremlins as they pulled the invisibility shield from the bottle of EO. It was looking too good to pour back into the pot, the last thing I wanted was a dozen bars of pink soap. So here it is, gorgeous to look at but not a scent to be sniffed. :(

****Update - none left!****