Friday, February 15, 2019

Soap Tales

I've been in a sorting mood lately. Every nook and cranny of the house has had it's day. Yesterday it was the little soap closet. You should have seen it before I neatened it up.

I have a bad habit of not wanting to give away or use the last bar of any batch.

 That means I have lots of one of a kind bars in my collection. Four boxes worth.

 I didn't throw any away but I did re-purpose them. I have a basket by the soap room door that holds the ones that The Mister can choose from and the ones I will use as hand soap. It got filled up.

 I never get to use any of those orphan bars because I am always making more. That means testing more. I can't get caught up. The first of the spring batches are having their six week cure as we speak. This is Waterlily and Bluebell. It has a lovely crisp scent.

 I am in love with Blue Agave Sugar. I made two batches and some fizzies with it. It smells like coconut.

This is Yuzu Cybilla.  Yuzu is a very exotic citrus scent. It's one of my favorites. I had to look up Cybilla to see what a Cybilla was. It's not an it. It's a she. She is a fragrance designer that works with Brambleberry. Who knew?

The last batch I cut was Grapefruit Lily which I think is my new favorite scent-that is until I made Moroccan Mint last night. At the moment my soap room smells like heaven.


  1. Yes, your soaps also work well as airfresheners. I do the same thing with my handwoven towels - do not use the last one.

  2. I can only imagine the lovely smells coming out of your soap room. The photos are amazing. You make beautiful soup my friend. Blessings, Betsy

  3. Your soaps are all like works of art - so pretty and colorful and unique. Those scents sound so luxurious!

  4. How lovely to freshen the air with such sweet fruity scents!!!! The bars are beautiful!

  5. Your soaps are so beautiful! I haven't had the heart to use it yet but I put one of the soaps you sent me in our tiny half bath and now that little room smells SO good!

  6. What a beautiful collection you have made with your soaps. I know your soap room and house must smell wonderful.

  7. And sparkles too!!! Soap is always better with sparkles!

  8. Such pretty soaps! We buy an unscented jewel weed goats milk soap. I buy it in big bars cut it and cure it for about six weeks:)