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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back To Basics Soft Soap Porn

I follow Cocobong every few days and I love her thoughts, ideas and realizations that she goes through with her art of soaping. She makes beautiful soaps, but her most recent post was about getting back to the basics. That scent and quality is what matters. Not the fanciness of a soap bar.

In fact, when I fell in love with handmade soap, I fell in love with the images that poured out of a very old book of handmade soaps from Europe. It was filled with images of rustic soaps, some wrapped with burlap or butcher paper and twine, some piled high on a thick wooden table. Some of the soaps were broken and not even cut. I fell in love that day I opened that book and I continue to love up the rustic, the plain, the simple.

When I had a shop, people would buy something for the smell, but come back because of how it made their skin feel. The people who buy just because of the prettiness needs it for their guest rooms and powder rooms or as gifts. Sometimes it's nice to just buy yourself a beautiful soap. There is nothing wrong with that.

I just bring you to another place. A place of simplicity where soap porn can be softer on the eyes. It's Wednesday and it's been a rough week. It's soft porn today ;)


(Go read her post on the same subject. She rocks!)






This has been a Soap Porn Production

10 comments:

kat said...

I love these. The rustic ones really have a special place in my heart, the soap and the packaging. Maybe because when I try rustic, it just looks lumpy..

:)

Cocobong Soaps said...

You just made my day, when I was about to enter a low
Bouquets of sunflowers to ya :)

TeresaR said...

I think we were riding the same thought-wave. I was just thinking in the shower this morning that even though I like the swirls and the fancy stuff, there is something very comforting and sexy about an unadorned bar of soap, like Sherrie's (Birch Bark Soap). :)

Teresa said...

As always, a great post!
Thanks, Ms. J!

Jennifer Young said...

Love the post. Love those soaps. Thanks again Jo! xo Jen

Mara said...

Thank you for noticing my soap!! I really appreciate it!!

Mara

Nothing But Soap said...

Sometimes getting back to basics is a great way to start the day. Thanks for including me!

LongLeafSoaps said...

I too have always had a soft spot for rustic/unadorned soaps! Nice photos of all...hope you are feeling better today dear ;o)

Joanna said...

I AM feeling better today, finally!

4 day headaches have to stop.

Looking at peaceful soap helps, so I thank all the pretty soaps for bringing me to a happy place :)

greenafrodiva said...

wow, these soaps look awesome. especially the rustic cinnamon soap. be sure to check out mine under green afro diva on etsy