I saw this soap for the first time a while ago in thread on a forum (I can't find it now) where the maker, Grumpy Girl, shared a step by step tutorial on how to make it. I was new to soapmaking at the time and just reading the process completely overwhelmed me. To this day, I still think this is probably the coolest looking soap EVER!
I LOVE getting packages! I think I said that before and this package was no exception. This soap is a blend of Key Lime, Fresh Ginger, Cardamom, Coconut Milk & Black Tea. It really smells good. Soaps from this company are a bit hard to come by these days. This was acually the only bar that wasn't out of stock when I went to order. I really like it though =0)
No, I don't speak German, but a another talented soap makes does. The more I follow other soapers blogs, the more a realize that no matter how much I may already know (about anything in life really) there's always so much more to learn.
I used Alkanet Root Powder to color this soap and that can be a little tricky. If you use too much it turns a deep purple if you use too little it's a very pale lavender/gray. I used too little =0( So you can't really see the contrast between the Lavender and the White swirls as much as I'd hoped. I think it works though because it goes along with the whole "Breeze" motif. This soap makes me think of sitting on a grassy hill near a lavender field and the breeze is carrying the scent over. It's really cool because you can smell the lavender as well as hints of air and grass. I don't particularly care for lavender but I really like this one. The fragrance is soft and pretty.
Okay. I'm guilty and I'll be the first to admit that I overthink pretty much everything. I'll make a decision then second and third guess myself. As a result, I often find myself on neutral territory; playing it "safe". After constant urging and (ahem) a very well placed low blow (lol) by my fellow soap maker (and very talented soapmaker might I add) over at the Soap Seduction, I've begun my search for color and creativity. I'm hoping that it will inspire me to step further out of my tight little box and try some new and exciting things with my craft.
So this is my first step out of that box. I'm going to do something that I swore I'd never do and feature a fellow Soap maker. Here's to personal growth!
Who better to start with than the Soap Seduction ;0) I really like this girl. Patrice has carved out a nice niche for herself with some bold & and sassy soap names and desriptions. She creates bath and body products that look down right edible! The creative things that she does with Cold Process soap is actually quite amazing.
These are a few of the soaps that are currently on the curing rack. Right now we have about 20 different soaps that are curing and I am (impatiently) waiting try them and then list them on my etsy shop.
I've always wanted to try a soap made mostly of Cocoa Butter. I used raw cocoa butter, which has a great natural chocolate like scent then added Cocoa Butter fragrance oil to enhance it. Smells yummy!
SUMMER MELON SPRITZER
For this soap, I took my husbands advice and finally stepped out of my box to try some bold colors.
STRAWBERRIES & CHAMPAGNE
I'm very excited about this one. It's very true to it's name. I was a bit skeptical about a "Champagne" fragrance oil, but was pleasantly surprised to see that it held up EXTREMELY well in cold process soap. I really, really, really can't wait to try it.
This shop has so many tasty delights that it was hard to choose just one, but here it is.
Dainty pink colored white chocolate hearts are drizzled with milk chocolate. Tucked inside is a delicious filling of chopped marachino cherries and creamy white chocolate! The filling is naturally colored with the cherry juice, yummy!