Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Candy

Feast your eyes on a real sweet treat! Halloween Candy Soaps! :)

Candy Corn Soap-- because what's Halloween without a little candy corn!

More Candy Corn...

Friday, September 10, 2010

World of Warcraft...Soap?

If you read my previous posts, you'll know that aside from soap making and graphic design, that I am a World of Warcraft fan. More of a weekend warrior, or a weekend Druid...I usually when absolutely nothing else is going on.  If you are not sure what World of Warcraft is, click here.

Anyway, I stumbled upon actual World of Warcraft soaps-- who knew?!  Seems like I'm not the only soapmaker who plays! :)

Hearthstone Soap (soap and shop no longer!)

This soap will transport you to the inn of your choosing

Drink (no, not really., It's soap) for health/mana rejuvenation

Horde Sucks! Alliance Rules!   :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Seeing Orange

 One of my favorite colors of the season, orange is a wonderfully striking color that calls attention. While not demanding as red, orange can convey the feeling of warmth, and in lighter hues, comfort.  

Originally a "fruit of the gods", orange was exclusively for aristocrats and the wealthy, as seen in the symbolic references in Renaissance paintings.   In the Tibetan culture, coral (which is a hue of orange) symbolizes success in life, while in China it is a symbol of longevity.  Eventually, the popularity of the color plummeted amongst the elite since the color was used in logos for fast food restaurants (Burger King or Mc Donald's anyone?).

Still, to me, this color is a wonderful reminder of the season turning. Seeing orange, instantly prompts my mind to brace myself for the crisp cool air of the season. The wafting of spices and sweets in the air and one of my favorite holidays, for which I never dress up for, Halloween!

Here are some orange (and Halloween) inspired soapy presentations.



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back on the Soapy Saddle

It seems that late August/early September often inspire me to make soaps. I'm not sure if it's the cool, crisp air-- or the fact that summer is over and I can finally stand to work in my kitchen.  Either way, was totally inspired to make a couple of soaps for gift-giving.  Pictured above are cream cheese frosting scented cupcakes!
Woodland Pear-scented sugar scrubbies! (so upset that Brambleberry no longer carries it-- whaaa!) :(

Vanilla buttercream bars and hearts! (Waiting for them to fully turn brown)

This is just a small part of my inventory. Not sure if I'm going to build it up and sell on Etsy again. With a full-time job and furthering my education, I feel like I'm often pressed for time... but we'll see. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Heirloom Soap Works Review

These soaps are absolutely divine. The owner, Becky, was nice enough to let me choose my samples. Having never tried goat milk soaps before, I chose Cedar Trails and Oatmeal, Milk and Honey and I was really pleased! Her soaps are generously sized, hand-cut and really convey a rustic, homemade feeling. 
The soaps lather up nicely into creamy fragrant bubbles. The two scents I chose were more outdoorsy  in aroma. Oatmeal, Milk and Honey smelled like homemade comfort, while Cedar Trails reminded me of lathering up somewhere in the woods somewhere. Both soaps left  my skin soft and wonderfully clean and moisturized with a hint of scent. 
The best part? These soaps are made with natural oils and ingredients... so basically, no funny stuff!!
Heirlooms Soap Works definitely live up to their name.

Thank you, Becky!

Check out her artisan soaps here.