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.
Some of the new items I have for this year include soap-free scrubs/masques in several varieties, decorative bath fizzers, and that elusive Elixir of Wahoo. The soap free scrubs are a result of co-conspiracy with a friend in Australia, and a remembrance of the ‘beauty cleansing grains’ Helena Rubenstein made when I was a […]
The amazing smell of chlorophyll, that green life that drives the planet, is in full force now, and heavy on the air with all the rain we are having. I tinkered a bit with essential oils to evoke that GREEN, fresh scent, and ended up with a blend of lime, lime leaf (my new favorite […]
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.