Friday, April 19, 2013

Soaps and Stuff

From Start to Finish 

Two soaps right after they were poured into the molds. Spiced Cinnamon Sandalwood, and Palmarosa Lavender.

 The Spiced Cinnamon Sandalwood is the one with the gold swirl. This is scented with a blend of three different fragrance oils (White Spice, Cinnamon Sticks, and Sahara Sandalwood). I love this blend! I keep a small piece in the soap room just for me to sniff every time I go in there! The Palmarosa Lavender is a layered soap (as you will see in following pics), and is scented with a blend of essential oils (Palmarosa, Lavender, Patchouli, and Geranium). A very popular blend! Lavender by itself is good, but blended with Palmarosa is better. The little bit of added Patchouli and Geranium give a really nice depth to the scent!

Going for the cut ... the Spiced Cinnamon Sandalwood ...

And the Palmarosa Lavender

And the finish, done with the cure and ready for the shops!

On The Curing Rack

This next one was fun to make! Think beach! Sandy beach, bluish green ocean to blue sky! Scented with Sahara Sandalwood. This will actually be ready for the shops very soon.

Sandalwood and Roses, a blend of 2 fragrance oils - Sandalwood Vanilla and Fresh Cut Roses. And a restock, Salty Citrus Spa.

The Salty Citrus Spa I have to cut within 6 hours, while it is still hot from gelling. Otherwise, the salt in it makes it too hard to cut after that.

The Sandalwood and Roses I cut the next day.

Next, Creamy Honey Almond made with goat milk, desert honey, and Honey Almond fragrance oil. And a restock of my most popular soap, Creamy Peppermint with Chocolate Swirl scented with peppermint essential oil and swirled with cocoa powder.


And two more on the curing rack, Green Cactus, a layered soap scented with Green Cactus fragrance oil.  Lemon Peppermint scented with (yes, you guessed it!) lemon and peppermint essential oils and swirled with a light minty green.


Cured, and in the shops

Here's a great beer soap! Made with Young's Double Chocolate Stout, and scented with Chocolate Serendipity fragrance oil. Wow!!


This is a special request for a customer. A 22 inch turquoise heishi necklace with matching earrings.

Here in Tucson, spring means blossoming Palo Verde trees. The city and the desert are ablaze with these lovely yellow blossoms! This little Palo Verde tree started growing from a seed planted with no help from us a few years ago. It was in the perfect spot so we let it grow.  Pretty!!

Happy spring, everybody! :)


LatherBeSoaping said...

Wow, you've been busy! All of the soaps look gorgeous, and I especially love the Palmarosa Lavender.

Carole said...

They look good enough to eat!