Artisan soaps made from luxurious oils and exotic butters with milks, creams and silk fibers; to the whimsy of glycerine soap creations. Full of fluffy bubbles and velvet lathers, once your skin it treated to handmade soap you will never go back. bytheSEAsoap was born out of the love of TSPink soap rocks some fifteen years ago. I found those soaps at a Nevada City Art Gallery and my obsession for beauty in a bar of soap began. I still have a small piece of that first soap! ~~Pam Mella~~

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dandelion Soap

His undies drawer should be filled with Artisan Man Soap don't ya think!
So I don't do enough soaps in the masculine genre and decided it was time to get with it.   This technique is au currant and is called the Dandelion pour.  What fun this one was and I just had to change it up a slight touch with a few embeds little ones.  The Dandelion soaps that soapers are doing are so dramatic, diverse and just outstanding.   So there are enough bars to go around this fall and winter!  A few for my December market and  a few for gifts a few for my sweetheart and well a few for my etsy shop too if there are any left the first of the year.!

The fragrance I chose was Vetyver.  It is a Bramble Berry fragrance that hasn't been reformulated to my knowledge.   I've begun to phase out all reformulated fragrances that have no resemblance to the original.  It is more financially sound to start over than be disappointed by the tinkering of the reformulation.

 It is really time for me to begin blending my own fragrances from essentials and I did that today with a rosemary blend that I think will be permanent.  I've done a few in the past that have been successful like rosemary vanilla and mint or pineapple cilantro and coriander with a mint.  The new rosemary mint  I'm calling  Sweet Rosemary and I think it will catch on, I'm hoping! 

This Vetyver fragrance is a sexy guy scent yet loved by many a woman.  It seems every time I make this soap I go with relatively similar colors.  I love the aqua with brown and used some ground walnut seed in the brown part of the soap for a gentle exfoliation.  To my eye it looks masculine and tribal and I'm pretty happy with it.  There was a bit left over to make some travel sized bars so they will get to go on our next trip.

Oh and on the fru fru side these were mailed out Saturday.  A bakers dozen of orange to pink to purple Lahaina Luxury bars. 

Can you tell I love to make soap, package soap and get it into the hands of others?  Oh YEAH if it were any more fun it would probably be illegal but don't tell anyone!