Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Blessings to you all!

Well the end of the year is almost here and Christmas is nearly upon us. I wanted to thank my customers who have supported me during the year, because without you I wouldn't be able to keep selling my soaps:)

Thank you to those of you who take the time to read and very kindly leave much appreciated comments and lastly thank you to my soap making friends that I've made over the past year, your support, kindness, advice and friendship have meant a great deal to me, thank you so much.

May you all have a magical Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Angel Award to.......

I’ve been given a Angel Award by Maggie at Between Friends and I am truly touched and honoured, thank you so much Maggie, I really appreciate it.

I’d like to pass this angel award on to some soapers that have touched me with their words and encouragement and also because I love their blogs.

It's very hard to narrow it down to just a few and Maggie has already mentioned some well deserving blogs that I would have mentioned.

I'd like to give one to Becky from Soap Sister, I just love her blog and she really is an angel, well not literally but you know what I mean:) Ambra from Nakin blog and Anne-Marie the Soap Queen.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Moments of Madness - Christmas Soap

I’d like to share my newest soap bar made especially for Christmas with you. I wanted to make something really special to celebrate Christmas this year, so I decided to go though my essential oil box to see if something inspired me, as I had no idea what I wanted to make.

I came upon my prized Sandalwood Essential oil, not Australian or Indian Sandalwood mind, but Mysore Agmarked Sandalwood oil. Don’t ask me what was I thinking when I bought this oil, it’s so expensive, but I’d heard how wonderful Sandalwood smelt and in a moment of utter madness, I thought I’d buy some to try. So there it was, sadly sitting in my Essential oil cupboard, unused, because, well it was just too expensive for me to use, wasn’t it?

Then I thought, well how silly is that really? Am I just going to let it sit there until it goes out of date? I did want something truly special and surely this would fit the bill perfectly, so off I went to make this very exceptional bar of soap. I decided to add some Myrrh and Frankincense as well, as these were the essential oils given to Jesus on his birth, with a touch of vanilla and a bit of lavender, to finish it off and make the Sandalwood stretch a bit more.

The day after making it and when it came to unveiling this (hopefully) masterpiece LOL, I was too scared to even look in case it didn’t turn out, or worse still, looked just plain awful. When I cut it, I was thrilled with how it looked, it was just as I’d hoped it would turn out, a fitting tribute to celebrate Christmas.

BUT, something was missing; it just didn’t seem quite complete. It was then I had another moment of madness, I thought I might as well go the whole way and top it off with something very special and totally natural, gold, yep that would do it, I wanted real gold. I didn’t want mica or glitter, I couldn’t bring myself to put glitter over this special Christmas soap, it had to have the best.

So I tracked down some real, 24 karat, edible gold to decorate the top and there you have it, one VERY expensive, but hopefully special soap. I hope these moments of madness don’t come too often, just can’t afford it:)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Special

Just a quick post to let my customers know I have a Christmas Special on at the moment. Buy any 7 soap bars and you can pick an extra one for FREE, but be quick, time is running out, we are shutting up shop for Christmas on the 15th December, so you only have 11 days left to order if you'd like your soaps for Chrissy pressies.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jenora Soaps - Salt Bar

A few weeks back I received a beautiful parcel from Jen which included a Salt Bar, that's the blue one at the back.

I'd heard so much about these so-called Salt bars and had never, ever, tried one before and was really itching to get my hands on one, I just couldn't wait to try it. I know some people love them and others think there is nothing special about them, they certainly do look different, but until you try one you never know. What do I think? I loved it, not only did the colour look wonderful, cool and inviting, I just really liked the way it felt on my skin.

I had no idea what to expect, I thought maybe it would be drying because of the salt, but no, not drying on my skin at all. It felt smooth like polished stone with a soft and silky lather with lots of bubbles, yep, I'm one of those people that like bubbles in my soap, I know some people prefer a creamy lather, but give me bubbles any day:)

The fragrance was just right, a lovely fresh, natural, clean minty smell, that made me think of the beach and being outdoors.

Loved it Jen, thanks so much. Can't wait to try the others:)