The rain and cool weather say May, or even September, but the flowers and the manic squirrels in the trees next to the soaproom all say it’s almost summer. I’m back at Market, cautiously, with sanitizer and mask. Everybody’s washing their hands now, so I’m deffo happy to be doing my part :) Here are […]
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.