September 22, 2012

Two orders were placed yesterday for some rich, deep, evocative fragrances, light crisp wintery fragrances and thinking well ahead with a couple of light floral spring fragrances.  With these lovely scents wafting about, there’s got to be extra special goodies on tap for the content of the soaps themselves and those are getting some extras as well such as argan oil, Camu Camu fruit powder, Himalayan pink salt, lanolin, Red Moroccon Clay powder, and these will definitely be road tested with the new recipe for a 2- & 3-lb loaf of soap.

This recipe was recently revamped from one that I used a lot that had cottonseed oil (my hubby works in the industry) and I hoped to keep it for his sake, but it doesn’t lend a darn thing to the moisturizing aspect of the soap.  Unfortunately while it makes for a nice, hard bar of soap, it also can leave skin feeling a bit dry unless it’s superfatted with something really emollient rich.  So I removed the cottonseed oil altogether, went with a lighter version of olive oil so the soaps wouldn’t be so green, used sweet almond oil, and coconut oil, enriched it with coconut milk and added colloidal oatmeal for soothing and smoothing properties, slipped of bit of Vitamin E into the mix and sub aloe juice for the water in several versions as well as replacing the water with teas (unsweetened, of course) on occasion as well.  This makes dense, rich, smooth, abundant lather  that is stable and luxurious.

The orders from Natures Garden are always shipped out very quickly – THANK YOU NG!!!! – so they should be here within this week, so I’ll most likely be road testing these new goodies later this week adding in some new soaps for the this holiday season.  Below is a list of the fragrances ordered:

Christmas Cabin

Christmas Wreath


Queen of the Nile

Glacier Falls

Boston Tea Party

Awapuhi Seaberry

As I’m reading through this I’ve noticed an over sight!   Gasp!  So back to NG I go for a couple of other goodies to bling up the bars! And you know once these things start getting made, there will be pictures, so keep a watch for those  soon, too.


PS:  Make that Bramble Berry for some goodies to prettify the bars of the future – gold sparkle Mica, Opalescent Star Glitter, Fine Iridescent Glitter, and yet another goodie for the inside, powdered goat’s milk.  🙂


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