Saturday, 21 November 2009

Chocolate Chip Soap

For those who just need to have a little bit of chocolate every day.....

This soap is so lovely and soft on your skin and faintly smells of chocolate and mint.

A perfect way to treat yourself to goodies during the holiday season without having to worry about your waist.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Christmas Soap - Julesepe

Now these soaps have been great fun to make - I've made three batches so far, most of which are destined as Christmas gifts to those living around my island.

These, as almost all of my products, are made using the French Milling Process, which means I re-melt my soaps before adding the ingredients that make my soaps special.

Most soap makers add oils and perfumes during the first process. By waiting a bit, I can wait until the curing is finished (or almost finished) and instead add ingredients direct from nature. This way the lye has completely transformed, has disappeared and the goodness of the additional ingredients can come forth without being destroyed.

In this case, I've added cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Not only do these combine to produce a smell that reminds everyone of their childhood Christmases, but they all have individual and combined health benifits for the skin. Some of these include anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Allspice has been used to help skin wounds heal more rapidly. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory products. All of which help through the winter when our skin is often dry and prone to cracking.

The smell of cinnamon has been rumoured to help with memory.

But perhaps the best thing about this soap is that it is just so fun to use. The smell is notable, but is not overpowering and will not drive your guests out of your bathroom gasping for air.

A perfect little something to keep you smiling through the holiday season.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Cucumber Oat Soap - Agurk Havre Såpe

This is a wonderfully soft soap, that is great for your hands. At the time of writing this, I only have two pieces left and need to make more, as soon as possible.

Both cucumber and oats are known for soothing irritated skin, and reducing itchiness.

A lovely light green in color, this soap has diced natural soap added to form a nice pattern.

This soap guarantees to be a sure winner!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

I Love Packages

I got a package in the mail!!

Let's peek inside.......

Can you see what it is????

My soap dishes!

All 60 of them!

I think they just look so cute.

And all these deep ridges make it so that handmade soap (well all soap, but especially handmade soap) stays dry and lasts longer.

What I like most is that they make my soap look really big. And just clear up any misunderstandings, all of my soap is bigger than the competition's soap. It's just that these soap dishes really shows that off.

Shows it off any way you display it.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

A Spicy Winter Special

A lovely, lovely soap that smells like Christmas and looks like antique artwork.

A lovely soft soap with a great lather which is then swirled with nutmeg.

On top of this lies a slice of orange, which seeps its crisp fragrance into the air. Combined with the nutmeg, this soap promises to be a great and unexpected gift to any who receive it.

Don't miss out!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Juniper Berry/Einebær Soap

Now this is a Man's Soap! Creamy, white soap that is combined with crushed Juniper Berries. Known for the antiseptic and skin healing qualities these juniper berries make the soap look like the most delicious cake.

This soap is almost scentless in it's dry state. Instead it smells of freshness, clear air and high mountains. When put in contact with water a light sharp scent emerges, smelling clean and fresh like fir and pine trees.

He will thank you graciously if you put this on his side of the sink!