Entries tagged with “peppermint soap”.


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Whoa! Summer is over, and I’ve been working on some soaps that are good for gift-giving for the holidays.  Every year, more and more people ask for chocolate soap.  My initial reaction was, “Gross! I don’t want to rub something brown on me!”  But I’ve been sporadically making batches of chocolate soap, and they’ve all turned pretty good.  The chocolate soap pictured below is made with olive, coconut, and palm oils; and cocoa butter with vanilla bean is added for the sweet “chocolatey” smell.  Cocoa powder is what makes it brown.

 

There will also be pumpkin soap:

 

 

But don’t worry.  All of the favorites are still around. I’m also happy to say that Keith Herzik has been screen-printing the packaging for my soap… you can see it below on the Lavender Soap:

 

Orange-blossom with Rose Petal Soap:

Cedarwood-Sage Soap:

Peppermint Soap:

 

Keith’s paper really makes them pretty.  You can see  more of his art at http://alamoigloo.blogspot.com/.

I don’t have any craft shows coming up, but I applied for some holiday ones, so stay tuned!

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It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks, and am happy to say that the orange-spice soap is cured and ready to go! I tested it in the shower on Friday night, after a chain of events that required a thorough un-scuzzing, and was very happy with the results. The new orange-spice soap, as well as the peppermint will be available at the Holiday Art Fair this Sunday, December 13 at the Let Them Eat Chocolate Cafe. Besides my soap, magnets, and jewelry, there will be a lot of other unique gifts available by local artists: prints, cards, photographs, t-shirts, ceramics, and other handmade gift ideas. There will also be music from noon til 3p.m. by guitar player Tyler Bagwell.

Art Fair
Sunday, December 13
12p.m. – 5 p.m.
Let Them Eat Chocolate Cafe
5306 N. Damen (Damen & Berwyn)

Hope to see you there!