Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gift Sets

I've put together a soap gift set, and it is listed in my Etsy shop. I hope to get it listed on my website today.

A Kraft gable box. It holds 5 bars of soap, 2 quarter bars, and 2 lip balms. I subscribed to clipart.com for a week, and pulled off tons of graphics, so I'll be able to change it up for just about any occasion a customer wants. Christmas, birthdays, weddings.

I'll wrap and ribbon each bar of soap and each quarter bar. For this example, I found some nice spangled royal blue tissue paper to line the box and wrap the soap. 

5 bars of soap go in first.

Next the two quarter bars.

Then the two lip balms, in an organza bag.

Some extra tissue added to keep things snug and secure for shipping. Close up the box, and I'm good to go! Well, wait, I need to add a hang tag. That is this afternoon's chore, get that added and take pics.

Edited later in the day ... Here it is with a hang tag 

I'm also going to work on a smaller gift set ... a 4 x 4 x 2 Kraft box, it will hold 1 bar of soap, 2 quarter bars, and a lip balm. 

Recently listed soaps:

Egyptian Dragon - a goat milk soap. This is a popular fragrance!

Honey Patchouli - Oh this is sooo nice! Goat milk, and lots of honey, and lots of patchouli. A hippie's dream come true!

Pomegranate Fig - an old favorite of mine that I'm happy to have on hand again.

Green Cactus - a pretty layered soap, sweet smelling.

Amber Romance - another pretty layered, sweet smelling soap!

On The Curing Rack

Last month (August) there was a blue moon. A blue moon is the second full moon within the same month. Doesn't happen too often. In August, there was a full moon on the first, and another full moon at the end of the month. So, on the day of the blue moon, I made this soap ...

This picture is not great because it was cloudy the day I cut it. Colored with ultramarine blue, scented with White Sage.  The "moon" is a round stamp that I brushed over with gold glitter. 

And, also on the curing rack, Frankincense & Myrrh. I can't do too much with this soap because it darkens up. Here it is, getting ready to cut ..

See how dark the top is? The rest of the soap will darken up like that.

To add a little Christmas to the soap, I brushed a little bit of gold glitter across the top. Just to give it a little sparkle. :)

And finally, a restock, one of my unscented soaps. This one I call my no nuts no wheat soap. I have a couple of customers that requested a soap with no nut oils (I use sweet almond oil quite a bit) and no wheat germ oil due to gluten allergies. So, this is the soap for them. olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, grapeseed oil, and avocado oil. 

A nice white soap!

A gratuitous pic of Dakota for my sisters. :)