Friday, October 12, 2007

soap of the day: December Turquoise (and a giveaway!)

So, Dude. Totally not trying to toot my own horn here, but these may be the coolest bars I've made in over five years of soapmaking.




I am beyond thrilled with how these turned out. My only concern is that the Lemon Verbena fragrance oil I used might give them more of a greenish hue that I was looking for. If it does, I'll just have to reformulate with a different scent.

Have you smelled Lemon Verbena? One of the big companies (Yankee Candle or Crabtree & Evelyn, I think) introduced this natural, herbal fragrance in their products a couple of years ago, and I guess it was a huge success. It's a lovely, lemony, earthy (without being too "bra-burner-like") fragrance, not unlike lemongrass but a little more ginger-y.

I'm actually introducing a brand spanking new line of these GemSoaps this season, and I'm doing the birthstone theme. So far I've batched December Turquoise and November Topaz (Ginger-Orange scented - picture to come). January Garnet is in the hopper, and I'm looking forward to seeing how those sultry bars turn out.

So, ya want one of these December Turquoise bars shipped to you for free/gratis/nuthin'? Even if this first batch yellows a bit, they should still look super cool. Simply leave a comment to this post and I'll randomly choose a lucky winner next week!

16 comments:

  1. give away or not.... these soaps will be PERFECT in my turq/orange bathroom!! I will be out soon to get some.... They did turn out beautiful - they look like real turqouise!! Can't wait to smell them!

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  2. Well, Missy. You're it so far. I won't have to deal with the post office if no one else responds to this post...

    :-)

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  3. I love handmade soaps.... regardless of color. Count me in please. Thanks! Laura

    I blogged your giveaway in my Saturday Edition of Contests Galore so you may get a few more visitors, etc.

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  4. I'd love to have these!

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  5. Cool! Thanks for linking to me, Laura.
    :-)

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  6. I love your blog. I love your soap and I love the fact that you are a fellow horse (Arabian) lover. Thank you for providing me with something to look forward to most everyday.
    Jane

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  7. I love these handcrafted soaps. This one is just beautiful - almost too pretty to use. I'd be thrilled to win! Good luck to everyone!

    Happy Weekend!

    Jennifer :-)

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  8. Those soaps are gorgeous!

    We sometimes grow lemon verbena for tea, but I've never seen it used in a soap before.

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  9. looks very yummy! count me in.

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  10. Very unique! I love handmade soap. :-)

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  11. These soaps are beautiful. I would love to see the Garnet ones. It being my birth month and one of my favorite gems.

    I also love Lemon Verbena

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  12. Ooooooohhhhh, so pretty. I want one!

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  13. I tried making soap once. It did not turn out that well, but I still gave it as a gift to my sister in law. She still doesn't like me that much. Whoops.
    I love lemon verbena, and YOUR soaps are beautiful (unlike mine).

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  14. My mom turns 60 on the very last day of the year--this would go great in the "scentsational sixty" gift basket I'm making her :)

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  15. oo oo oo! That's my birthstone! Pick me!

    Please? Randomly?

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