Monday, October 5, 2009

I've Got Soap!!

It's funny that as I was preparing (mentally preparing, so it doesn't take long) to write this blog I visited Carolyn & she was revisiting a vlog about some soap she had ordered. There are so many awesome "bath & body" people on Etsy that it's impossible to decide, so you just have to jump in sometimes. I had noticed this person on the forums & Twitter & when I saw that she was having a sale, decided to jump in.

These are from Burnt Mill on Etsy. She was having free shipping on her 6 bars for $24 item. Who could pass that up? The "free shipping" is over, but 6 bars for $24 is still there. Well, be warned, these are not your Grandmother's soaps as you can see by the photo. Thay are funky & swirly & fun. They arrived very quickly & the smell.....oh, the smell when I opened the package.
I ordered (from top left down, then top right down)
Enchanted Apple Type (love a fresh apple)
Warm Vanilla Sugar Type( not too sweet & with a little bit of musk undertone)
Love Spell Type (very crisp smelling)
Jasmine (light jasmine scent..very clean)
Lavender Blossom (light lavender scent..very clean)
Island Kola Nut ( warm, but not too sweet & that is coconut you see on the top)

I knew these were going to be wonderful when it rained all day & the soap got a little sweaty. I don't know the real reason, but maybe I've figured it out. Glycerin attracks water & it was raining. If the bars were sweaty, (not sticking or oily), the glycerin in them is attacting the moisture from the air. Glycerin =softness & yumminess. It's all very scientific really...obviously....especially the yumminess. I used to make soap & I really enjoyed making soap, but not getting stuck with 5 pounds of the same soap whenever I wanted to "play". I'll leave it in the hands of the experts.

I love these soaps but have to decide which ones will leave me to be given as presents, but until then they stay with me in my living room. These are large sized bars (I'd say around 5 oz) and the seller sent them out the day after I ordered. I love the scents & was surprised at the ones that have become my favorites. The lather is awesome & makes my weathered hands feel "oh so good". She has over 30 scent & the bars are beautiful. It's a shame that I have to use them, but it's the circle of life.
Y'all have a great day!!


Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Love her soaps...and her candles!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

thanks for the feature! glad you are enjoying your soaps :)

Willow Branch said...

The hardest part is going to be letting some of them go.


Audrey said...

I purchased the sample pack from her, LOVE her soap!!

Willow Branch said...

It was hard not to use a bar until I took photos, but I only used the back of one so you couldn't see it. It makes my ratty hands feels sooo supple.


Stormy said...

The Island Kola Nut looks good enough to eat, like fudge ~ yumm!

I'll have to check out her shop.

Anonymous said...

I love home made soap so much!!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried homemade soap; I guess it is about time.

CarolynArtist said...

Yummy! You lost me in the science talk, but it's good to know someone's brain isn't fried from all the soldering, :P jk! Hey, this sounds soooo good Pam...
'Warm Vanilla Sugar Type( not too sweet & with a little bit of musk undertone)'
TY for introducing another Etsy soap shop for us!

Willow Branch said...

Sassy, for me, the worst part about making soap is that I would have about 4 pounds of the same kind.....and sometimes I wasn't crazy about the scent. Cucumber Melon is the soap that broke me.

Care, I really wasn't sure I would like the Warm Vanilla Sugar because I'm not a fan of sweet scents, but the musk undertone took the edge off of the sweetness & makes it just smell....warm.


Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

sassy you should check out my soap sampler pack that would be a good way to try out handmade soap while testing out all kinds of scents :)

thanks again Willow for the feature!