Thanks to all for making the 2011 Art vs Craft event a great success!!!
I will be making some additional products over the next week or so, for those items that were sold out. I will post when I have them completed.
The felted soaps literally flew off the shelves and there were a number of people that needed more. This is a rare opportunity to get something custom made for no additional charge, Send me a message with your scent and color choices and if possible, I can get those made up for you. Turn around time is about a week. Right now, I don't plan on keeping more than a handful in stock.
I have been making and using a number of products that I think are finally ready for sale.
A while back I offered a face elixir that was part of my Argan Oil line. I have tweaked this to include a couple different and wonderful oils. Right now, I am only offering it in one blend that I recommend for use on normal to dry and mature skin. I decided to use my coveted Monoi de Tahiti oil which is a coconut oil infused with the tiare blossom. It smells heavenly! I should also note, that I am now calling it my Tiare Rose Argan Face Serum.
To go with that, I am also offering a really nice toner. It has some wonderful hydrosols and aloe vera juice and honey and royal jelly and all sorts of great things, and it smells nice too!
I know there is more, but I'm not remembering what, so I will post more as I think of them.
I've been busy! (doing honey and soap stuff)
The good news... We finally got all of our honey pulled and extracted. Now the honey side of things can settle back into a routine.
On the soap side, I have been busy getting restocks of popular soaps made and a few new ones that I am excited about. I re-invented a soap I made years ago that I really liked. At the time I called it Cardamom, which is one of the essential oils used, but since I now have a Cardomom line of products that have a different blend of essential oils, I am calling this one Kashmir.
I also made a soap that I hope will satisfy some of the requests for anise soap, which I am calling Green Fairy. Since I can't leave well enough alone and jsut use aniseed essential oil, I started thinking that anise is one of the primary ingredients in Absinthe. So, I blended aniseed, star anise, fennel and a couple other essential oils to come up with my interpretation of absinthe (AKA Green Fairy, hence the name). It has two shades of green and smells of licorice.
For holiday soaps, I have a trio of soaps made... Yule, Marzipan, and Pommander. Yule is definitely my favorite and is a blend of conifer oils, icy peppermint, smokey vetiver and cedarwood. It is a mostly white soap with a touch of emerald green mica on top.
I also created a soap in the same general scent as my cherry almond liquid soap. I added a few extra extra oils adn some grapeseed powder for a hint of scrubbiness and now call this one Marzipan.
The last of the holiday soaps is one I call Pommander. It is primarily ornage and clove, but I added a few other oils the round out the scent a bit. It was a quick mover even with some precautions, but I think it will be OK. I used a Australian pink clay as the background color, which in soap has an earthy redness to it. I topped it all with a dusting of gold mica powder.
Lastly, I made a couple complexion soaps. Although I generally use my soaps head to toe, I have found that sometimes people need the reassurance of something formulated specifically for the face. These are poured into my heart shaped molds and will cure to a smaller bar than my usual soaps.
I like to walk the line between the creative and the analytical. Making soaps and other body care products allows me to explore both sides. I am always in awe of bees and what gifts they provide for us. There are many things to be learned....