Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Peachnut & St.Ives Sneak Peek

↑Peachnut soap - a blend of fully ripe peaches, coconut water, Patchouli droplets and Oakmoss absolute. Leaves of soap on the top, along with Peach stones, Muscovado sugar and Oakmoss scatterings.
↑ St.Ives soap - a fragrant blend of mineral-rich Seaweed, Salt spray and Citrus peel. There were supposed to be little boats throughout but it didn't go as planned. Ah well.

close up.

So, we are set to release these 2 soaps along with another new one, which is yet to be made (this week I promised myself) by the name of Jungle, which is a green blend of freshly cut Bamboo cane, Frankincense & Patchouli oils.
The scents have been taken so well in the bubble bars, which I was secretly researching so I'm happy to be going with these 3 new scents for summer.
Also in the release will be Shea butter scrubs, Body whips, (bubble bars of course) and Perfume oils to coincide with the soaps.

The summer product launch shall happen at 1.16pm GMT on 21st June (the precise time of the summer solstice in old Blighty).
In Pacific Time that will be around 5am I guess. Bit early for you lot!

I hope you like them.
x

Friday, 6 May 2011

Eco Bubble Bars launch

Strawberry Patch bubble bar. A blend of fresh strawberries and thick double cream.

↑ Seascape Bubble Bar - Marine fresh with notes of seaweed & salt spray

↑ Rook & Raven Bubble Bar - Sweet Orange & Black Patchouli tempered with Vanilla & Sandalwood.

↑ Jungle Bubble Bar -my fave! Fresh cut bamboo cane (just like the real thing) with a drizzle of Patchouli (light) and pure Oakmoss oil.

↑Peachnut Bubble Bar - freshly sliced peaches with sweetened Coconut milk. A very nice tropical holiday blend.

So, them's me new Eco Bubble Bars made with biodegradable bubble agents. I have tried to perfect my recipe for months now and I finally got it right after a lot of failed attempts.
I've had some great feedback so far and am myself really rather happy with them.
I've always been a fan of the Lush bubble bars (especially blue skies & fluffy white clouds & candy bar) but wanted to create bars, which wouldn't cause dryness or iritations down below (ahem).
I have these suckers down!
Now my next thing is to create them purely with essential oils. Not easy given that they evaporate a lot faster than fragrances. Blending both is proving to be a good move so far but I know that a lot of you will want to see 100% naturally fragranced varieties.
Leave it with me.
x

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Beltane on Bredon

Please shut the gate.

Enter

Branches

New soap...hmmm

Fresh tracks

Wall

Shepherd's Step

Miles & Miles of wall

Style

How Green Was My Valley

Holes

Egg

Elephant Stone

Old Barn.



A little late posting this but Matt and I took a walk on 1st May to Bredon Hill, Worcs. UK.
Here is my little account of our day. I hope you enjoy the pics.
T'was tres beautiful...and I have a lot of inspiration for new summer soaps.
Now...how do I get a dry stone wall effect into the middle of a slab of soap?


Monday, 2 May 2011

A review..and another thank you to Julia!

http://cocobongsoaps.blogspot.com/

The wonderful Julia Kalkbrenner has written a wonderful review of my handmade soap over on her blog.
Please have a little read if that's what floats yer boat.

xx