Covering all the bases

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

First I need to state here that I’ve ignored one of the recently made soaps on my business Facebook page so when this gets published to that page it will effectively cover that gap.  I made a really nice,  large batch of silk soap with pumpkin puree and pumpkin seed oil in it, and for one reason or another it was never posted onto the business page.  Should have been, but then shoulda/woulda/coulda, we’ve all done that a time or two.  I’m probably worse at it than others, even though I try not to be.  Oh well.  So it’s made with that delightful oil filled with lots of vitamins and antioxidants, pumpkin seed oil, making it ideal for skin that’s been through it all, and the colour is a lovely golden yellow colour.  The soap was additionally enriched with pumpkin puree, which of course was that perfectly pumpkinny orange colour, so that worked out well for the overall look of the soap.  Ideally we want our pumpkin soaps to have orange in it, otherwise, what’s the point, correct?  Another thing that is unique to this batch is that it was divided into two molds and the molds were swirled in two different techniques, one in a Mantra (that is mostly at the tops, and the other was done in the Infinity Swirl I love to do so much.  If you want to know what the Infinity Swirl is, pop me a message and I’ll tell you, otherwise, I won’t bore you with the soapy details.

So I’m pleased to now have it listed on the web site in the Soaps for  Pre-Order page along with the more recent batches of Peppermint Silk, Honeybee Silk, and the Apple Spice Silk soaps.  Lots was done to the site today, for sure!  We have many different scents listed with the wax tarts now and more getting made every day, so visit often to see what’s been added today.  It’s been lots of fun adding in new things to our selection of products because it give me a chance to try out new skills as well as find new fragrances that are just so spectacular that words alone do NOT do them justice.  Many of us in the soapy crowd are frequently wishing that there was a way to smell the things listed in various sites including the ones we order our supplies from – really, they more than others ought to have that technology installed somehow so we can tell whether it’s one we and our customers will love instantly.  It’s hard to determine what the shopping public will like and it varies from one season to the next, though there are some constants that remain over the years.  Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey is one of those that remains popular year after year with many soap crafters who sell to the public through markets, fairs, shows, events, in a brick& mortar of their own, or solely online.  It’s been going strong year after year and hasn’t yet been overthrown as a sure fire winner.  I initially was reluctant to try it as the sounds of it was not something that  really appealed to me personally, but I decided to go out on a limb and try one from a fragrance supplier I trust, Cindy Gooding and her online supply of soapmaking fragrance oils offered one that many have raved over for a while, so I gave it a shot and it’s a really soothing, scent – one of comfort, simplicity, a mellow softness in sweetness that is unique to honey, warm honey.  It reminds me of cold winter mornings, waking up, hair’s in a mess, footy pajamas barely keeping my feet warm, sleep still blurring my eyes, but that smell, one of cream, sugar, milk, and oatmeal is floating through the air, making me hover in the kitchen doorway hoping it’s not just a dream, while the snow flies outside and the fireplace merrily crackles nearby.  It’s a comfort scent for sure, one filled to overflowing with memories, all of them good.  If you want a winner, this is it.  Oatmeal, Milk & Honey from http://www.soapmakingfragranceoils.com.  You won’t regret it!

Also changed on the site was a rearrangement of the pages to accommodate the new page of the earrings, or as it’s listed in the site – Gifts and More.  With all these new additions and the many new categories, I’m thinking I might have to find a theme that has more tabs to it as mine seems to be running out!  I still have much to do like get pics of the smocked nightgowns to upload and add those into the Gifts page, but the earrings are all there.  Unfortunately, there was no time today to make any more pairs, which I would have loved to do, but at least it allowed time for the updating of the site.  Hope you’ll take a minute to pop in and browse around.  It’s coming close to the right time for Christmas shopping if you haven’t already started, so look around and see if that little something unique you’d like to get for someone is found on one of our pages.  Hope so!

Champagne Pear (800x600)

Champagne Pear Wax Tart

Apples and Spice Wax Tarts

Blush Fig WaxTart
Blush Fig WaxTart

Flower Child Wax Tart

Flower Child Wax Tart

Fresh Air Wax Tart
Fresh Air Wax Tart

Raspberry Vanilla Trifle Wax Tart

Raspberry Vanilla Trifle Wax Tart

Warm Teakwood

Warm Teakwood

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