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!