{ The Leaf Soap }

Hello dear summertime friends,

I’ve been on quite a long hiatus but have returned. I’m glad to be back to making soap! I’ve been making small batches with fun combinations of oils, aromas and dry inclusions like clay.

In other news: I injured my heel the weekend of July 4 and while I have yet to visit the doctor (I’m guessing it’s plantar fasciitis), it is slowly improving. It will still be at least another month before I resume my jogging. I’m looking forward to pounding pavement once I’m fully mended.

I hope to continue my current soap-making schedule until I’ve replenished my stock, which has dwindled quite low, so check in with my Etsy shop to see what new items I add!

Wishing you healthy heels,
Kelly

{ The Leaf Soap } We're loving these cute heart molds we happened across!

{ The Leaf Soap }
We’re loving these cute heart molds we happened across!

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{ Turmeric Twist Soap }

Hello friends,

This week we bore witness to a lucky occurrence of a Blood Moon. I slept through it but have indulged in pouring over pictures of it online, and it was stunning. A strange thing happens to me during full moons: my sleep becomes horrible. Perhaps the extra luminescence makes deep sleep more elusive or maybe full moon madness stirs my thoughts, keeping them from settling enough to sleep. Whatever transpires causes in me a restlessness that wriggles from my toes all the way up through my awareness. It’s bothersome but a minor complaint. However, because of my recent sleep deprivation I will not be attending tonight’s Yoga + Wine Under the Stars, John Lennon Vintage.

Instead I will stay in and work on soaps, butters and balms for you lovelies.

Languidly yours,
Kelly

Spiced goodness!

Spiced goodness!

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{ Succulent Mocha Soap }

Welcome to October my friends,

When my order for new fragrances (along with some re-stocking of old favorites) arrived I was especially excited about the espresso fragrance oil I purchased; the rich, warm, smooth aroma it bears is a perfect complement to the sweet, dense, familiar scent of dark rich chocolate, which is of my favorite fragrances so far.

What better way to warm yourself than by exalting in a truly delectable blend? The spirit of two beans, which pair so well they dance through cafes across the world, make me wish this soap was edible.

In addition to soap making I am busy formulating recipes for salves, balms and butters to help with winter skin problems. For this I infused mango butter with calendula, oils of avocado, sweet almond and grape seed with lavender and am currently infusing a large batch of grape seed oil with hops. I can’t wait to use these to make wonderfully smooth, emollient concoctions.

Waiting for the wind,
Kelly

Succulent Mocha Soap --- Full of Love

Succulent Mocha Soap

Full of Love

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Yesterday’s Work is Today’s Delight

Hello friends,

Are you enjoying the last Saturday of this year’s summer? I hope so.

Great news! The soap I wrote about yesterday has come out absolutely beautifully. The bar itself is testament to the wonderful bentonite clay immersed throughout and boasts and stunning, gentle green tone. The thin layer of soap I poured on top has also turned out beautifully: it undulates gracefully across the surface of the bar, offering a little bit of visual interest and the wonderful properties of white kaolin clay!

What’s more is that the blend of essential oils smells fantastic! At first it comes across as a complex herbaceous aroma but as you inhale deeply you begin to notice the subtle spice notes. Overall I find the blended scent invigorating and refreshing. I eagerly await the end of this soap’s curing time so I may try it out.

All My Herbs Are Going to Seed,
Kelly

Isn't it lovely?

Isn’t it lovely?

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