I was asked to create a friendship soap for one of my good soaping friends, Donna from Valhalla Soap Co. Well, I actually chose Donna to make the soap for and she is making mine (can't wait!).
This is my first soap of the season and is a soap to signify hope and friendship and to give good wishes to Donna for the coming year. The colours I chose because I see Donna as an earthy soul with many hidden depths. The scent is a mossy, earthy, citrus made with fragrance and essential oils. I used Cypress, Palmarosa and Lemongrass eo's with 2 beautiful earthy fragrance oils.
The moss on the top was gathered from my garden.
The blend was chosen to give Donna protection, to bring her wealth and to give her vision.
I had so much fun making this soap.
Maybe because it isn't a soap from my range that I HAVE to make, I was allowed to get lost in my happy place for a while without that feeling of 'have to'.
I love making soap, that much is apparent. But when I have a list of soap to re-stock the fun can sometimes get a little lost. Getting creative is what I like best about soaping so making new ones and especially one for a very special somebody filled me with an inner peace.
I hope she likes the scent! (be a bummer if not huh?!).
Happy 2012 to you all! May it be a very happy, peaceful year for everybody.