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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blue Greens + Summer's End

Blue green and the many shades of it is beautiful and reminds me of the empty beach and its peacefulness. Driftwood, sand, beach grass, breezes... overcast.


Rustic Pine, crisp clean scent cold process soap BIG 6 oz. bars, scented with essential oils

"We combine sweet, fruity top notes with deep greens of the
forest--pine, cedarwood, fir balsam and treemoss"








"... a unique fragrance that has a mildly sweet nectar smell but really smells like the beach wind.
Sandy dunes, ocean breeze.....we're not talking coconut, or fruit or tanning oils.
We're talking a desert plant with an ocean dune. Catch THAT in your net!"






Cute Aqua Koi Fish Water Garden Pond Margarita Scented Shea Butter Big Soap Bar 5.5 oz Vegan

"...has a fun and fruity margarita scent!"








"This soap was inspired by my precious memories growing up by the beautiful Pacific coast. In shades of blue and green with real kelp powder sprinkled throughout. The scent is a blend of rosemary, lavender, spearmint and lemongrass"







This soap is made from 9 oils and butters and greek yogurt.
Scented with mix of essential oils where peppermint dominates.






LE Blue Bamboo Handmade Artisan Cold Process Soap by SV.Soaps

"Top notes of Bamboo, crisp Aloe, and Jasmine, with hints of Citrus. Bottom notes of sandalwood, cedar, amber and musk. This bar is layers of green, and blue with jojoba beads, and Rhassoul Clay, sprinkled through out for light exfoliation. The top is covered with raw sugar, soap spheres, swirls, and dusted with Rhassoul Clay"








This is on a blog in a "how to make cupcake soap" blog post.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Word Cloud Of This Blog For August


you can click for a bigger image



Thanks to Celine of Soaperstar for this great idea. She mentioned on facebook that she created a really cool word cloud on Wordle.net. They create word clouds of your blog.

"The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes"

.... so you can see, we talk soap here! ;)

That was fun!

Now, off to my radio interview for Product Body. O______O



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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Random Beauty In Soap

I love good lighting in soap photography. Natural lighting is what catches my eye, so I found some today that I share for no other reason than the sheer beauty...
of the bar
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cinnamon almond bars
cinnamon almond bars
Cinnamon Almond Soap by Amber's Ambry
Amber Reddinger makes beautiful soap, knitting projects, creates garbage into
household and garden art, gardens, plays banjo and is the ultimate house magic mama.


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And then I found this gorgeous soap.... holy moly:

So very whimsical. Check out her blog; The soaps are very beautiful...



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BLOWING BUBBLES Handmade Cold Process Soap

"A fruity berry combination of strawberry, blackberry and wild huckleberries touched with a hint of pineapple and soft rose on a sweet caramel bottom. This scent is a mouthwatering treat with berry notes that explode into the sweet realm of fun! "

This looks amazingly sweet, bright and fun! I've been an admirer of Beacon Creations for about a year since I discovered her shop. I'll have to purchase a soap when I get through the ones I have! :)


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15% OFF Sheep's Milk & Lavender

"Macadamia nut butter, sweet almond oil and avocado butter deeply moisturize the skin while calendula infused olive oil and raw sheep's milk acts to calm and sooth. Lavender essential oil has been used to moisturize skin as well as aid in the healing of scar tissue. The sheep's milk was hand milked (by me) on a small farm in central Minnesota."
I love Dennise's photography!


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15% off BUBBLY GRAPE  natural handmade, cold process soap, vegan friendly
"This candy scent reminisces of sweet and juicy grape soda. The dark purple color comes
from alkanet root, a traditional natural herbal dye"


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Vanilla Dream soap bar - 4 oz
"Enjoy the sweet comfort of rich vanilla..Instantly it evokes a sense of tranquility."



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NEW - HUNTING CAMP Deep Exfoliating Soap
"made with pumice, sandalwood exfoliating powder, frankincense powder, spikenard powder and moisturizing natural oils. Just right for the sink at your North Woods cabin—but looks and works great at home too. HUNTING CAMP has a deep sandalwood fragrance and is slate black in color, from the addition of activated charcoal, which naturally lifts toxins from the skin"

Friday, August 19, 2011

Into The Woods

Woodland Handmade Soap Bar - Essential Oil Soap
"These bars are reminiscent of a walk in the woods on a bright sunny day, the smell of
pine blended with cedarwood creates a wonderful scent."





SALE - Spicy Clove, Timber, & Shea / Large 5.5 oz Bar / Natural Healing Joint and Muscle Pain / Vegan / RIVERLANDS Moisturizing  Soap
"Sudsy, creamy, soap that leaves you freshly cleansed and invigorated, and
gives you the sense you just bathed in a river tucked in a spicy forest"





Evergreen Woodland Soap Ships Naked 3.75 oz
"This is a mild soap for lovers of woody scents. It was made with pure essential oils of Black Spruce, Fir and Pine. These are hard, long lasting bars with a gentle lather. It was colored naturally with french
green clay and cocoa powder."





Cedarwood Cypress - Organic Soap
"Whether or not you go to the northwoods to find solace, this soap will take
you there with its grounding woodsy essential oil blend"





Ponderosa Pine Handmade Vegan Soap - Woodsy, Unisex, Upscale
"A wonderful replication of the woodsy grandeur of Ponderosa Pine reminiscent of a walk in the Southern Cascades. This is a very pleasant, unisex, upscale fragrance"





Happy Camper Cold Process Soap Bar Featuring,  Fir, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, & Sweet Orange
"Happy Camper is a refreshing woodland escape. Close your eyes and you will
experience a forest of towering fir and cedar trees. A warm,
woody, fresh and spicy scent that is good for her or him"






Gypsy Woods Soap Handmade Cold Process, Vegan Friendly
"Mysterious and darkly sexy, Gypsy Woods is an
intoxicating blend of cedarwood, amber, vanilla, and just a titch of musk"





500 Acre Woods Soap

A confectionery blend of delightful childhood memories buzzing in adventurous tales of silly bears, sticky jars of sweet hunny, and grumpy rabbits with scrumptious carrot gardens.
The Aroma: Lightheartedly scented with newly bloomed orange blossoms and freshly picked carrots folded in a pot of savory golden honey and a pinch of wondrous imagination.
The Experience: A playful lather of moisturizing avocado oils and shea butter sweetened with honey to help retain the moisture, and calendula flowers for a light scrub.



Aren't these gorgeous??


Like the new BIGGER picture layout?
ha!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Body Snatcher

I've had some sort of weird thing going on with my body for the last two days. Sudden onset of dizziness, exhaustion, muscle weakness, head pain and confusion. Almost went to the ER yesterday, but a phone call to a family doctor lead us to believe it could be overall exhaustion coupled with my migraine and my body just "gave out".

Two days in a row I slept from 3pm in the afternoon until 8 am, with an hour of wakefulness in the evening. Total exhaustion. I felt like someone put a heavy blanket on top of me so I could barely move and it was like someone clamped a big metal appendage on my head, because I felt pressure and weight like never before. Strange, right?

I feel okay now. Tired, achey, like I did yesterday morning. Hope the "heavy" doesn't return. Too much to do. I miss my kids, too.

I'll be back soon.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grey is Not Just Faded Black

This soap has been wet felted with 100% pelsull wool and bombyx silk. Wool is a natural
anti-fungal and will maintain its freshness.




Rich, lovely earth tones -- the scent is like velvet, caressing your senses just as the rich, full lather of the bar caresses your skin. Contains washed Australian Blue Clay. This clay is perfect for oily or acne-prone skin.





scented with a rich robust base of the patchouli and musk powder coupled with woody notes of cedar and balsam.



Michele Lang does it again with the beautiful soap! Fleur de lis Soap by Tierra Verde Soaps. She's not currently offering it, but I had to share the Grey Ghost of Gorgeous.


Notes of strong black tea play on top of the light citrus scent of bergamot while subtle
hints of sweet peppermint swirl in the air.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Comical Horror Short Film

My husband came across this and the whole things made me laugh out loud, so I thought you might smile, too, even though it has NOTHING to do with soap. If you have your computer on silent (which I often do) you might want to turn it up so you can appreciate the music.

;)


Saturday, August 6, 2011

* FIMBY *

I stumbled upon a blog tonight that I just have to share with you. It's called FIMBY (Fun In My Back Yard). Renee is the blog author, and she writes her blog with raw honesty and what seems like deep love for her family, all things pure, real and adventurous. She's not only a writer, but also a photographer, soapmaker, homeschooler to her two children and even harvests her own veggies.

I am in love with the soap photography, which is how I found the blog in the first place, of course. Not only does she make soap, she gives tutorials, offers recipes and supplies soap supplier names and locations, book resources and all kinds of things. I strongly suggest you wander over to FIMBY to see what's blooming - to there is something just for you. I found many things I will have to go back again and again for.

Now for the eye candy, or rather, soap porn. ;)

Summer Shoo-Fly Soap



Peppermint Patty Christmas Soap



Orange Clove Pomander Soap



Lavender Lemonade Soap



Autumn Spice Cake Soap


NOMS!
Doesn't that just make you want to go make some soap right now with nourishing ingredients? Thank you Renee for spending countless hours (I know... I do it here) writing your blog. We have taken notice and appreciate your efforts!