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Friday, November 8, 2013

Festive Soaps, round 1

Fall and Christmas soaps are my favorite soaps to make. It doesn't hurt that it's my favorite time of year, anyway!  There are so many good fragrances and endless sources of inspiration. 

Peppermint Bark--I was inspired by the dessert look of this soap to make a Christmas candy themed soap. Minty chocolate deliciousness!  I think I'll have to guard this soap against hungry children.

Cranberry Chutney--a new fragrance for me.  I decided that a non-traditional holiday fragrance should have a decidedly modern look.  
Sleigh Ride--Christmas contained in 4 oz. chunk of bubbles.  It's spicy and festive and if that isn't enough, I am super pleased at how my swirl turned out.

Orange Spice-- This is a remake from last year.  It's an essential oil blend and colored with cinnamon and paprika.  

I have a few more batches to show you (and a couple more to make) so stay tuned for Round 2!  Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

  1. Lovely holiday soaps, Amy! I think my fave is peppermint bark. :-)

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    1. Thanks, SoapJam! They're so fun to make, especially listening to some Christmas music...:)

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  2. Great soaps Amy! The Cranberry Chutney sounds so interesting and turned out so pretty. My favorite is the peppermint bark :D

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    1. When I got the idea to make the peppermint bark soap, I couldn't wait to give it a try! I might do the two-scent combo again sometime.

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  3. I love the Orange Spice! I just made some similar to that last weekend (well, scent - wise. The look is different!) and think the orange and clove scent is so perfect for this time of year.
    The swirls on the rest of the soaps turned out really well.

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    1. I think the Orange Spice is my favorite of all of them, partly because of the challenge of an e/o and naturally colored soap. Sometimes it can be hard to get the scent and color to stick, but this one works well for me.

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  4. All of your holiday soaps are gorgeous, Amy! The peppermint bark does look edible. Love those swirls in the Sleigh Ride, too!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. It's so tough getting a good Christmas red for the Sleigh Ride. It's not perfect, but this attempt wasn't too bad....I'm still trying!

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