Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Soaping (continued)

The countdown has begun until "Christmas at the Barn" at Lucinda's. A frenzy of productivity is manifesting with the remaining soaps being wrapped; the finishing touches and tweaks to the gift boxes and the final stitches put into the herbal hearts and sachets.

Herbal Bath soak

So let me show you some of the finished articles, all of which are made without using chemical or artificial fragrances or preservatives - the preparation for which began months ago in the garden and at the allotment.

Handmade Rose and Geranium Soap

A delicately floral scented pink soap;
wrapped in pink gingham and floral fabric, tied with a pink ribbon and decorated with a pink rosebud. Scented with Rose Gerananium and Neroli Essential Oils

The Herb Garden Soap

Wonderfully aromatic; I am reminded of of walking through the Herb Garden when the sun comes out after a shower of rain. Essential oils of herbaceous Sage, Rosemary and Lavender refresh and invigorate and I have added finely ground Lavender and Rosemary from the allotment.

The Sea Garden Boxed Soaps

Capturing the power of the Ocean, with mineral rich kelp, combined with finely ground Rosemary leaves and a light sprinkling of sand to help with exfoliation. Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oils create a scent of ocean breeze.

Geranium and Sweet Orange Soap

Goat's Milk, Jojoba & Shea Butter

Goat's Milk has long been recognised as a natural skin moisturiser, which is why I love adding it to some of the soaps. Combined with shea butter, jojoba oil and lightly scented with Rosewood Essential Oil, this is a highly moisturising and hydrating soap.

Round Guest Soaps
decorated with the dried flowers and herbs that I harvested throughout the year.

The handmade boxes that I painstakingly designed, cut out and put together are now filled with the guest soaps and decorated with the dried Bee Balm from the allotment.

Flower Garden Gift Box

Gift boxes with 4 round guest soaps.

Gift Box

Gift Box filled with 4 rectangular guest soaps

Well there you have it! A few of the finished products. I do hope you like them. I'm off now to pack up the car and get ready for all the fun of the fairs.



Anonymous said...

Charlotte - I just learned to make soap THIS month. A friend walked me through it but we used commercial fragrances. The way you have wrapped your soaps with fabric, ribbons, flowers, etc. is SO BEAUTIFUL. I hope you do well at Christmas at the Barn! I was intrigued with your round tube of soap - the one with the goat's milk.

Jennifer said...

Your soaps are packaged so beautifully! I bet they have lovely scents as well. I am sure they will be a big hit at the fairs.

Charlotte Garden said...

I am so glad you like the soaps - soaping is great fun. You must try experimenting with some of the herbs from your lovely garden next time you are making soap.

Anonymous said...

HI! Good work... I love your soaps

Look at this:


Is it a foto of your soaps?? :O