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, January 17, 2016

January and Fancy Soap!

Here’s the thing about the people having a Birthday on or near Christmas; everyone is partied out.  People need a break from all the celebrating!  They’ve eaten all the cake they wanted, had all the holiday cocktails parties they cared to attend and done all the shopping they could handle emotionally and financially, thank you very much!  This includes me of course, the soon to be just past New Years birthday girl!  

So what to do?  With everyone’s blessing I go shopping for me myself of course!  For the last 10 years I’ve been very passionate about making cold process soap.   One year I purchase colors or fragrances and additives.  Sometimes it is a new mold, a cutter or packaging and labels.  This year it was the most luxurious handmade soaps of all the way from the land of the manatee, Florida.
I asked Zahida of Handmade in Florida set aside a few of her soap treasures for me to be sent  after holidays crazy busy days.   

As I was out of town for Christmas I was thrilled to come home to a box of New Years JOY!  Opening that box was just like opening a toy chest to me.  Full of exotic aromas escaping like whispers.  I was so thrilled with everything absolutely everything was perfection!  A darling snow globe card!  A colorful package with gorgeous exotic ribbons and a lovely bag of sample soaps along with the full sized bars I wished for!    Oh what treasures.  Oh and there was candy!  Happy Holidays to me all THREE of them!    Photos below were not taken in natural light due to fog and rain we so desperately need in Northern California!   They are enhanced the best I know how.








 Zahida is an artisan on so many levels and in so many disciplines.  From design and execution of cold processed soap to packaging and labeling.   Then there is her photography top drawer.  She has a skilled eye to compliment her look and her style.  It is unmistakable.  She has refined her artistry to excellence!

The colors she develops are so balanced and well matched with each other, the design and with the fragrance.  Her nose for blending fragrance and essential oils is like no other.  Her scents are beautifully blended, unique and hold in her soaps and that is a real trick!   Zahida’s nose is developed and one would think she was born into a German fragrance dynasty or raised in a fragrance House in Paris. 

 Handmade in Florida offers soaps that are pure luxury in a bar, full of smallish bubbles that lead to the most velvet of lathers.  A sensual pleasure to use truly!

Thank you so much Zahida!  My shower and my bathing rituals are full of the joy of your velvet luxury soaps!  Beautiful each and every one!  I'm a happy and indulged girl to be sure!


You can find these lovely products here when the sale begins.  I don't have the next date yet but be sure to keep an eye out for it.    I know I   will right here !   Handmade in Florida on Facebook.