Monday, February 22, 2010

A few new soaps

I've been hard at work in recent weeks making lots and lots of soap. Some are restocks, but the ones below are all new. I'm getting them added to my Etsy, Bella Luna Soap and 1000 Markets shops as time allows.

Lychee Pomegranate Soap
Have you heard of lychee? It's a sweet fruit that is enjoyed widely across Southeast Asia, and gaining popularity here in the States. It's the basis for this deliciously scented soap that is sweetly scented, with just a hint of tart. The lychee scent is rounded out with notes of pomegranate and black currant.

Pumpkin Lavender Soap
Not your typical late Winter/early Spring soap, but my husband loves this one so much I figure others would, too. Notes of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg combined with lavender essential oil. Pureed pumpkin added for a touch of color. Unusual, I know, but so spicy and seductive.

Cherry Almond Soap
Heavy on the cherry, light on the almond. Delicious and perfect for Spring.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Shop Bella Luna in person!

This is for those of you who live in or near St. Louis. I've got 2 events coming up in the next week!

Wednesday, December 2, 5p to 9p
The Melting Pot, 294 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country

The Melting Pot has teamed up with artists from Show Me ETSY to offer this one-of-a-kind eating and shopping opportunity. Enjoy a 4-course fondue meal for only $27 per person (regularly $54 per person) and shop locally made, handcrafted arts and crafts. If you wish to take advantage of the great price on the fondue meal, reservations are required and can be made by calling (636) 207-6358.

Only want to shop, not eat? No reservations required, just stop in and say HI!

Saturday, December 5, 10a to 4 p
Artropy at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118

A holiday shopping extravaganza hosted by the artists of Show Me Etsy. Start and finish your holiday shopping in one place!

I hope to see you at one (or both) of these great events!

Holiday Shopping

It's "Black Friday". Are you really going to fight the insanity at the malls? Why not support local, small business instead? Buy local or buy handmade.

Visit my Etsy shop for awesome handmade bath and body products and deliciously scented candles. (click HERE to visit)


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Liquid Soap!

It's been awhile since I tried a totally new soaping technique, and I've been getting so many requests for shower gel, hand soap and the like, so I decided to go ahead and try my hand at making liquid soap.

It would be nice if I had pictures to post of my project. You know, ingredients being added to the pot, things getting stirred together, the progress as the soap cooked. Yeah, that would have been nice. I think I was a little too excited to get the project started and a little uncertain of myself once it was underway to think about taking photos.

Anyway, it was a great experience! I'm so happy to share my wonderful results:

Look at how translucent it is!! It turned out even better than I expected. I left it its natural amber color and scented it with rosemary, peppermint and spearmint essential oils. It's super bubbly and so much gentler on your skin than the commercial products you buy in the stores.

Check out my Etsy shop, , for more info!