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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas-y drinks--as soap

In the past, I've made a few Christmas-themed soaps amongst my collection.   I don't know what happened to me this year, but I've been making Christmas soaps like I can only do this once a year.  It probably helps that I'm struggling to keep up as they've been selling out so fast (best problem EVER!)  I am having so much fun thinking of designs and scent combinations; I'm already planning some of next Christmas' soaps.

Ever since Laura of Glad Heart Soaps posted about making eggnog soap I had been thinking about it...even daydreaming about it.  I caved.  (I blame owe you, Laura!)  It's just as good as she described it--creamy, vanilla-y, with a bit of spice.  I thought I would add real eggnog to my batch but when I looked at the list of ingredients at the store, (when will I learn?) I decided to pass.  Instead of using spiced corn syrup, I used real heavy cream and real egg yolk and a sprinkling of nutmeg on top.

I know you've seen this design from me recently, but I'm kind of in love with it... 



I love eggnog nearly as much as I love pumpkin, so I had an easy solution for my extra cream--pumpkin eggnog.  (I may have bought way more cream than I needed for the soap. Ahem.  Now how did that happen?)

Bliss in a glass.











Now this design is not original with me, but I saw it years ago and thought it so clever that I wanted to try it myself.  Can you guess the scent just by the picture?  It's scented with a Hot Cocoa fragrance, which smells just as good as the real thing. 

I made little marshmallow embeds by rolling still-soft soap into little marshmallow shapes.  Don't they look squishably soft?  I get so excited when a batch turns out just like I wanted, as if it were the last thing I expected.  Hmmm...I don't know what that says about me....

Now don't forget, you only have until the end of November to enter Bramble Berry's Givember giveaway!  Use the code Givember50 on your order to be entered in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate.

12 comments:

  1. Both soaps are gorgeous, Amy! I love the piping on the Eggnog soap. And the little marshmallows on the Hot Cocoa are adorable. I made a Hot Cocoa-scented soap a little while back, too, and I love the scent. And good call on the pumpkin eggnog - that sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I have had so much fun playing with all these great scents. (Two batches later, I can say that the pumpking eggnog is over-the-top wonderful!)

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  2. I'm beaming over here! So glad you liked the Egg Nog fragrance, and super excited you did a cream and egg batch, I think it's my new favorite combo! My honey and I checked on egg nog for soaping too (and coffee creamer hehe), but sooo many ingredients, we backed off. And I love love love the piping! I've been meaning to try the mashmallow thing too with my bottle of DIVINE Toasted Marshmallow fragrance, maybe I will get around to it someday!

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    1. And it's a well-deserved beaming! So you noticed the scary ingredient listing, too. I'll have to pay more attention to your recommendations before I make my orders-ha ha!

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  3. Ah, those soaps are sooooo cute! I love the little marshmallows...it looks good enough to eat! =)

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    1. Thank you, Cee Gee! The marshmallows look real--a feel just like stale, hard marshmallows, too! ;)

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  4. Such beautiful soaps, fancy but still natural design!

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    1. Thanks! I like that--"fancy but still natural." That's a good description.

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  5. yum yum YUM! Egg Nog lotion sold well for me this year (hint hint) Your piping has inspired me to dig out my tips -hadn't done much of that since LAST Christmas! Love the "marshmallows" -what a great look for a Hot Cocoa soap. ;)

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    1. Oh, eggnog lotion is the BEST idea! (Somehow I never thought of it...) I still have a couple of craft shows to go so I'm going to make some to go with the soaps....and hope there is some left over for me!

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  6. The design and details on the egg nog soap is just gorgeous! :)

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  7. Thanks! It's become a favorite of mine.

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