Sunday, October 10, 2010

Come On Over For Tea & Cookies

I am telling you that it's getting crazy over here with the scent inations I have been whipping up. As you may know I recently made Poison Apple soap which was my new, fast favorite which beat all the rest, but now two more just pulled up right next to Poison Apple at the starting line with their big hats on. Mmm.

Vanilla Chai Cream, made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, coconut milk, shea butter and castor oil. First time I made a coconut milk soap although, I have always wanted to since coconut is my favorite scent, drink, taste everything, doesn't it make total sense for me to use it in everything?!?

My favorite tea is Chai. Actually, I stopped drinking other kinds of tea about 3 months ago because I find them boring now. My friend, Cocobong sent me a lovely Chai tea from Germany and yesterday I bought coconut chai tea online which I can not even tell you how excited I am about THAT! (excited.)

On to the cookies!

I made a soap that smells exactly like these:

No kidding - for real. I'm not saying my fragrance is supposed to smell like this. I am saying IT DOES LIKE THESE COOKIES! This is the first rendition of it. The look will change a bit. But here is the 1st batch:

shea butter soap

These two fragrances, if the fragrances stick and I believe they will, will become part of our permanent catalog. :O)

Cure date: Halloween!

All of the soap photos in this post were taken by my daughter, Nina Schmidt.



Teresa said...

I could take a big bite out of that lovely coconut milk soap!!!
Thank you for posting these delicacies!

Shannon said...

those soaps look fantastic!!

Cocobong Soaps said...

First of all, Nina takes grrrrrrEAT soap pics (plz tell her)!
And then..that VanillaChaiCream sounds good enough to put on weight just by sniffing it..just by THINKING about it! yummm! Looks totally creamy and sweet, and what's that sprinkled on top? Those jam filled cookies are my favorite btw, Grandma always made them. Sweet soaps, Jo. Ringing in the holiday season :)

Celine Blacow said...

Ohhh both lovely! The Vanilla Chai soap is amazing looking and ohhh the Raspberry one, delish. What did you use to make such a fab red? And your daughter does take good pics too!

innerearthsoaps said...

Oh YUM! These sound great. Very talented photography by Nina too ;)

FuturePrimitive said...

wonderful soap! i really heart it!

Jennifer Young said...

Ohhhh Joanna... these soaps looks WONDERFUL and your daughter's pictures are excellent. Chai tea.. haven't had it for ages... but I love it... I first discovered it in Granada sitting on cushions in a Moroccan tea house. They pour it from these devine silver tea pots... will try to send you a photo as we are going to Granada in a couple of weeks. I would love to sit down with you for a long Sunday afternoon over Tea and cookies... Hope your health is well. xo Jen

Joanna said...

Thanks, all!

Celine: I used Red Velvet LabColor ( :) Stained my fingers for a day.....

Mau said...

They look really lovely.

Joanna said...

Thank you Mau!

Michael Hughes said...

You obviously put a lot of thought and effort into these soaps. But I am sure it was very satisfying (and appetizing) making them.

I also favor the Vanilla Chai Cream. The shea butter and castor oil really add those all important skin-nutrient and luxuriant qualities. So good for the complexion of your skin. It looks like you could almost taste it! Nice job.

GetLathered said...

The Vanilla Chai sounds drool-worthy!! Lovely shots by Nina, too!

C.R. Urban Homesteader's said...

MMMMMMMM. Yummy I always make herbal soaps but that has my interest and my taste buds intrigued!!!!!!!