A few manly soaps

Several new soaps this year hew a bit more to the masculine side, as I found new blends or pattern-ways this winter. First there’s Rosemary, a single-note herbal soap with some subtle supporting notes including lemon, to broaden and sharpen the aroma–fresh, crisp, clean, and aromatic. One of my new favorites, I find myself sniffing it when I pass it on the curing racks.

Update on Balloon Festival Soaps

Balloon festival soap bars

Remember the National-Geographic photo inspired batch of soap?  I kept a few bars to see how the color of the clays would change, and photographed them today.  Not much change, basically a matte effect as they dried/cured.   I’m also happy with how parts of the swirls turned out; a bit Celtic illumination-ish.