Updated: Dec 13, 2021
(Whidbey Island Mud Christal Clear Soaps)
I have some new and exciting things to share with you all! I was able to get two custom stamps made by Stamped With Love from Etsy, and have been waiting to use them for branding tissue paper, boxes, and one just for my soaps. My new stamps turned out great, and I could not be more pleased with the results! A few new soaps will be available in the Etsy shop, at the vendor mall, and from myself. The next few weeks will be filled with making new items and restocking sold-out soaps.
(Moab Desert Sand Christal Clear Soaps on Whidbey Island beaches)
Moab sand from the Utah desert is what gives this soap its beautiful pink-red color. This sand was a gift to me from my mother-in-law. These will make for a great gift for those hard to buy for in your life and those who work hard with their hands. If you need a bit of extra scrub in your life and love color then these bars are for you. Scrubbing the bars on your skin gives you the most exfoliating action, and if you are looking for less of a scrub then using just the suds with the sand in it will give you just a gentle exfoliation perfect before shaving your legs! I made a few of these bars in silicone molds in the shape of hearts and dahlia flowers that will also be available in the Etsy shop soon, that will make great gifts for mothers and special ladies in your life. All of my soaps are perfect to throw in your beach bag or take out camping and hunting because they are all made with 100% natural ingredients and are free of essential oils and fragrances! Colloidal silver, sand, and indigo soaps are my personal favorite ones to add to all of my beach bags.
(Washington Coast Sand Christal Clear Soaps on the beach at Whidbey Island)
Washington coast sand is one of my favorite soaps to make because we collected it on our wedding anniversary. The beautiful grey color is soothing, like the coasts of Washington. Scrubbing, and cleansing at the same time. Take yourself to the beach with each shower and wash. As winter grows closer and the cold weather becomes a daily reminder to take care of our skin, natural soaps that are formulated for sensitive skin help make the skincare routine something to look forward to. Don't forget that I do custom soaps, bring back some sand from your next vacation and we can create something special just for you!
(Whidbey Island Mud deposit we found and collected mud from!)
Whidbey island mud was a glorious thing to find on this year's anniversary trip. Walking the shoreline and collecting shells and driftwood is one of my favorite ways to spend my time on the beach. On this trip, we were lucky enough to find a natural mud deposit-rich in silica and were able to collect some to bring back to add to my soap batter. These soaps turned out great, 20 half bars are being sent to the Cozy Coop Tiny House cabin we stayed at on the island for the next BNB customers to use! Sharing a little piece of our vacation with the next travelers who will be going to the island, hoping to encourage them to take the trails deep into the woods and wander the shoreline to collect rocks and shells for their loved ones as gifts too!
(Indigo & Whidbey Island Soap Army)
(Indigo Christal Clear Soaps stamped with my new stamp from Stamped With Love from Etsy.)
These indigo soaps were the first to be stamped with my new stamp, a few will be sent to the wonderful family who made them, and to the little cabin on Whidbey Island. These soaps pair so beautifully with any of the sand soaps. I just love the blue color of the water with the sand, reminding me of the ocean. If you would like to learn a bit about my indigo soaps, check out my blog post here. These soaps make for a perfect gift for new mothers and special and unique baby shower favors. All of my soaps are fragrance and essential oil free, and are made with extra vegetable oils to help keep skin moisturized with all the hand washing we have all been doing lately.
( Cozy Coop Tiny House cabin we stayed at on the island )
Thank you to those who make their gifts, and share with others all year long! Gift-giving does not have to be about spending more than you make and the holiday season can get a little hectic sometimes. Cooking and chores for the winter never seem to end. Remember to take care of yourself and spend some time doing the things you love with those who mean the most to you. This season should not be about spending money and shopping, it should be about the little things in life that you can not purchase, love, more time, and a true connection to others. SPEND TIME NOT MONEY! Blessed be! Please remember to be kind to those in the service industries and those delivering packages, everyone is doing the best they can.
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* All soaps are made by my own two hands, cut, stamped, cured, packaged with hand stamped logos with my own two hands.
Here is a list of my completed blogs! Learn a bit about Cold Process Soap and Christal Clear Soaps, and how I got started making all-natural fragrance-free soap.
2) *True cold process soap https://christalsglass.wixsite.com/christalclearsoaps/post/what-is-true-cold-prcoess-soap
3) *10 random facts about me https://christalsglass.wixsite.com/christalclearsoaps/post/10randomfactsaboutmyself
4) Activated bamboo charcoal https://christalsglass.wixsite.com/christalclearsoaps/post/activated-bamboo-charcoal-christal-clear-soaps
7 Rose & wildflower
8) holiday gifts
9) In the garden
10) What’s in my bag
11) Fall is here
12) Essential oils
14) Favorite self-care tips
15) Spices are not just for cooking
16) What I am thankful for
17) New in the shop/stocking up with Christal Clear Soaps
18) An accomplishment I am proud of
20) Selfcare during the holidays