If you are born under the natal sign of Cancer, Sweet Moon Child, please join my Facebook Fan Page (there is a link on this blog)! Make a comment under the status of Cancerian FREE soap give-away. There are only three (3) bars for three (3) lucky people! You will receive one full bar of the hot process soap pictured below.
The soap is called "Blue Moon Amber". Perfect for sensitive Moon Children, this soap is vegan-friendly, made with premium vegetable oils and enriched with delectable coconut milk. This soap was cooked on the stove top at the end of last year the night of the blue moon! "Blue Moon Amber" is a sensual blend of precious amber, musk and night-blooming jasmine. Suitable for Men and Women! But watch out! This soap will leave your skin lightly moisturized and smelling sexy! Strangers may start following you on the street (or so I am told)! Good Luck and Happy Birthday to all you beautiful Moon souls! In Love, Truth and Beauty...
I have been craving the scent of patchouly oil. Perhaps it is because summer is here and it seems to lend a woody, exotic, unmistakable fragrance to the house. Perhaps it is because I have always loved a good patchouly oil. In any event, the stinging critters do not seem to like it and that is A-OK with me!
Above is a loaf of soap that I concocted with patchouly oil - straight up. The soap recipe is lightened for summer with rice bran oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil and (Yes!) hemp oil.
I used mica for that pale lavender swirled top.
Next, I created a soap batch entitled "Deep South Summer Soap". This soap has one of my all-time favorites - vetivert. Love Love Love Love Love it!
I was first introduced to vetivert in New Orleans during my adolescence. The word is loosely translated into "root that is dug up". In New Orleans, I was taught that the dried roots are woven into fans, placed in drawers, closets and cupboards for freshening in the humid Louisiana climate.
Many soapmakers and aromatherapists use vetivert oil as an "anchor" (same with patchouly oil). It is deep, dark and resinous - you either love it or hate it. Me? I love mine straight, thank you. I also like it blended.....it seems rather magickal!
For this Southern Summer batch, I sweetened the scent with touches of heliotrope (swoon), gardenia, magnolia and a smidge of jasmine. The soap recipe is the same as the Patchouly loaf, with the addition of French pink clays......one of my favorite ingredients for skin-friendliness.
These soaps will be ready in approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks.
May your June be sweetly scented and fragrant with possibility.....summer is just around the corner.