(Green Tea Christal Clear Soaps)
This month when you are decorating your home and changing up the decor, don't forget to include a seasonal soap on your list. Instead of buying liquid soaps that are over fragranced and overpriced, reach out to your local soap dealer, and you will not regret it. Bar soaps are not full of water and are packed full of ingredients formulated with skin in mind. Sometimes less is more and soap is a great example of one of those things.
(Moringa powder and seeds)
Moringa is a wonderful item to use for beauty products. This powerhouse is packed full of goodies and is also found in many healthy foods. This tree is helpful to nourish skin and hair, protect the liver, help fight against bacterial diseases, is beneficial for strong bones, and helps to treat mood disorders. I am blessed to have someone who can bring me seeds from their local growers, for me to add to the tops of my soaps as decoration. Using the ground leaf to provide the rich color of green that gently fades over time to a nice shade of lite green. If you are a moringa lover this may become your new favorite and makes a perfect first impression if you are new to this ingredient.
(Dark green and orange Christal Clear Soap army)
Green spirulina provides a dark rich color to my soap batters and has a beautifully gentle tint if I add just a pinch. I love the range of colors I can achieve by adding different amounts of this algae. This outstanding ingredient is great for your skin and hair, being packed full of essential minerals and vitamins. Many take this as a supplement, areas like nails and scalp often noticed beneficial changes, and its detoxifying ability is can help alleviate dark circles from the undereye area. Even if spirulina is not on your daily intake, this algae-filled soap is a great way to work it into your routine.
(Mica is not traditionally used in my soaps, but sometimes you just need to play!)
Chlorophyll is naturally found in plants and is what gives them shades of green. This is one of my favorite things to add to coconut water to drink creating a bright green glass of electrolytes that are easily taken into hydrate and nourish your body. Drinking a nice cold glass of this drink is one of my favorite treats during the summer or after doing yard work. You can use this ravishing liquid in place of green food coloring for edible items and is one of the first natural items I used to get a beautiful green shade of soap. If you want to add green shades to your soaps, I recommend giving your hand at this natural delight. Like many natural colorants and ingredients, it is chlorophyll soap that is prone to lightning over time, which gives it another complex quality in my opinion. Both the new and mature soaps have special intrigue to them.
(Beautiful green eucalyptus Christal Clear Soaps)
Eucalyptus grown in town at Snapdragon Flower Farm is one of my favorite soaps to make. I never would have thought I would be able to use this medicinal and fragrant plant from my hometown in Spokane Washington. The plants are not able to get to the size that they can reach in their native land, but are a joyous thing to see nonetheless in a local flower farm on the south hill. I can use every bit of the plant that I receive from this farm, leaving the leaves whole to decorate tops, and grinding even the stem into a powder to become blended into my soap batter providing color, texture, and releasing all of the natural benefits this wonderful plant has to offer.
(More Eucalyptus soaps)
Mints and lemon balm are plentiful in my backyard and are harvested a few times throughout the year for me to use in any way I can think of. I am a huge fan of teas and enjoy adding these plants to my water in the summer and brewing into teas in the winter. Having items growing in my yard that are edible and medicinal is a blessing, with each year giving me the harvests to use in my home and business. Anything in the mint family grows well and is a great way to get introduced to gardening and growing your food, or herbs. This spring when you spot basil, or mint at the stores, try your hand at growing one of these in a pot outside, or on your window seal and you will be amazed by the bounty of herbs you will be able to produce. These items work their way into my soap throughout the year as they are easy to grow, harvest, dry, and store for use later on in the year.
( Add some flare to any sink with custom soaps.)
Functional decorations like a green bar of soap may be the last thing you think of when it comes to decorating for this month's holiday, and may quickly become one of your new favorite ways to change up the vibe and color for the up and coming celebrations. Even if you do not decide to purchase soaps from me, I would like to encourage you to find a local soap artisan near you. This year if you are out and about, and you see a soap vendor, come on down and say “Hi”, ask us some questions, and try a bar of artisan soap! Soap makes for great gifts for every occasion life has to offer and is perfect for all ages! Custom soaps are always available upon request, so don't forget to save sands from your vacations, flowers from your garden, or other natural wonders like pine sap or rock. Let's create something beautiful and functional just for you.
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* All soaps are made by my own two hands, cut, stamped, cured, packaged with hand stamped logos by myself.
* Each and every bar is a unique piece of functional art and may look just a bit different than the pictured photos. My soaps are all formulated to be used and are not just for display. Colors are all-natural and some get darker or lighter over time. Stamp imprints may be deeper or shallower due to the hardness of each individual bar.