I was super surprised (and excited!) to see all the love for handmade soap that my Sweet Sheep product survey results reported. I thought I was one of the odd ones who got excited over soap-y goodness, but I’m thrilled that I’m not alone. I’ve had lots of fun experimenting with a variety of soap bases and have created three new soaps for sale. I was inspired by the recent cheery spring weather we’re having here in RI (finally!) and I think these beauties reflect that!
Lavender Vanilla Shea Butter Soap:
The first soap is comprised of Lavender Essential Oil-scented soap (purple) layered with Vanilla Bean-scented shea butter soap (white). The top layer is shea butter and castille (natural, olive oil-based) soap whipped into frothy goodness. Whipped soap has a great spongy texture and makes a luxurious lather. The whole thing is topped off with a sprinkling of jojoba beads and culinary-grade lavender buds.
Frosted Lemon Cake Honey Soap:
This second soap looks (and smells!) good enough to eat! It’s comprised of a Lemon Cake-scented honey soap base (yellow) layered with Cream Cheese Frosting-scented white soap. Like the lavender soap above, the top layer is a whipped soap mixture sprinkled with colorful jojoba beads.
Citrus Surprise Hemp Seed Oil Soap:
Last but not least, this soap is a fun mix of soap bases and fragrances. It contains slivers of the Frosted Lemon Cake soap engulfed in orange-tinted, Kumquat-scented hemp seed oil soap. The orange has a bit of a shimmer to it, and the combination of bright citrus and sweet frosting scents is delectable. And I must admit, I love the way the embedded soap peaks out from the surrounding base!
If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll give handmade soap a try. Are you a fan of unique soap? What does your favorite bar of soap look/smell/feel like?
Your soaps are adorable! Almost too pretty to use;) I have been using goats milk soap from a farm in CT for about a year. I will never go back to commercial soap. Do you sell locally or online (or both)?
Thanks Lindsey! I sell primarily on Etsy but occasionally at farmer’s markets and local shows. The next one is at the RI Fiber Festival at Coggeshall Farm in Bristol, RI on Sat. May 16th.
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Forgot to add- I love rustic looking soaps with earthy/woodsy scents!
ooh, they look amazing! the frosted lemon honey cake sounds so dreamy.
Oh wow, those are like little works of art – so pretty!
I have a couple bars that I just haven’t used yet. But these are making me want to give it a try. I will have to get some from you next pay day. So excited for this endeavor of yours. !
Gosh, my favorite handmade soap ever was a rose-beer soap. We referred to it as “sexy soap” because it actually smelled sexy. Sadly, the maker of it changed the recipe. Never did figure out what made it smell so sexy.