Thursday, August 26, 2010

Like a Squirrel gathering acorns...

...I've been running around getting ready for Autumn!  There's never enough time in the day to get everything I want accomplished actually accomplished, but I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

In just one more week, my first batch of Pumpkin Cappuccino soap will be done curing and ready to list in my Etsy shop.  A week or so after that, my Earth Goddess soap will be ready to list.  I need to get off my arse and make my Amber Moon soap, too!

 Pumpkin Cappuccino Soap

In between working, sleeping, CP soapmaking, and mommying, I've managed to whip of a few new soaps that are nothing short of lovely (forgive my narcissism)....

Ahhh...Mr. Tweed, I love you.  I swear, you look and smell so fabulous I am giving up on men and making you my #1.  Isn't he handsome?  Oh, you should smell him....all debonair and class and Cary Grant in a bar of soap.  Think fedoras and martinis, my loves...

While Mr. Tweed will win you over with sophistication, Mr. Black here is tall, dark, handsome and a bit more gritty.  Think of him as the sexy, sensual and slightly naughty cousin of Green Irish Tweed.  Leather jackets and motorcycles, cigarettes and swaggers...James Dean and Marlon Brando.  Yum, sigh, swoon!

How about a little Autumn with a Celtic twist?  This lovely soap is more than just smells absolutely amazing!  Think a cozy cottage, crackling fire, and the scent of buttery spices, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.  Mmmmmm...

Pumpkin apple butter fragrance will put you in the mood for the holidays with top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; with base notes of warm vanilla. Unique, and simply amazing!  Warning:  This soap may cause you to lose your senses and take a bite instead of taking it in the shower.  This is not dessert.  I repeat, this is not dessert.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Help a girl out...Vote for new soaps!

I have so many new amazing scents for Fall inspired soaps that I am having an impossible time trying to decide which ones to make first!  Some will be cold process soaps and some will be melt and pour soaps, so all will be made eventually.

Right now, I am trying to decide which of the 4 following I should use to create cold process soaps.  Can you help a wicked girl out?

Here's a quick description of each scent:

Pumpkin Cappuccino:  Nice spicy pumpkin with the perfect hint of robust coffee.

Black Irish:  A clean, sporty, marine type with top-notes of lavender, fir and bergamot, a light floral/herbal middle-note, and a woodsy, sandalwood and musk base-note.

Amaretto Tiramisu:  A delicious treat from the heart of Italy! Smell all the wonderful tones of Italian amaretto espresso, lady fingers, cocoa powder, Madeira, mascarpone, and heavy cream.

Earth Goddess:  An earthy blend reminiscient of a summer forest just after a rain storm. Ripe with juicy berries, wild mint and herbs.

Amber Moon:  Warm woods, lively citruses and soft floral notes are harmoniously blended, creating the core of this composition.  Precious amber, creamy sandalwood and vanilla further enhance this accord, adding to its alluring appeal.

Gingerbread Latte:  The comforting scent of home baked gingerbread and tantalizing espresso.

Green Irish Tweed:  Creed's Green Irish Tweed was created for Cary Grant. This is an elegant, rich, sporty scent with notes of sandalwood, Florentine iris, herbaceous clover, French verbena, violet leaves and ambergris. It's simply what a well-dressed man ought to smell like!

Cinnamon Toffee:  A blend of caramel, creme brulee, cinnamon, sugar, toffee and vanilla.

Maple Crunch:  Blend of maple, smoky nut, and vanilla bean.

Butter Rum:  Old-fashioned blend of rich, buttery vanilla with a dash of cinnamon and spices.