I participated in a handmade soap swap that Anne-Marie hosted on her blog recently. So much fun! I sent in a 12-bar batch of my hot process soaps scented with Brambleberry’s Salty Mariner fragrance, and in return I received this fantastic pot-pourri of gorgeous handmade soaps in lots of great fragrances. I feel like Christmas came early for me today! 10 out of the 12 fragrances were new to me, so I’m looking forward to test driving them before I use them for my own soap.
My favourites in terms of fragrances are Sandalwood Vanilla, Spiced Mahogany and Clove Mint. I have to mention Summer Melon Spritzer too because I’m taking that one directly to my shower. It reminds me of summer time and I am really sick of fall right now!
My pick for best design has to go to Anne-Marie for her incredibly complex embedded and layered bar scented with Cranberry Fig. It’s just gorgeous! There’s a How-To posting on her blog about it here.
Here’s a breakdown of the soapy bounty I received today, with links as I was able to find from the packaging.
Sandalwood Vanilla from Owl Tree Soaps
Marrakesh Goat Milk Soap from a soapmaker in Grant, Michigan
Cedar Saffron from Foster Creek Soap & Botanicals
Summer Melon Spritzer from Tub Time Treasures
Clove Mint from Freshwater Handmade Soap
Mango Sangria from Sweet Peas Soap
Cranberry Fig from Anne-Marie at Brambleberry
Spiced Mahogany from Dreaming Tree Soapworks
Karma Essential Oil Blend from Carmel Soaps
Lychee Red Tea from Barclay’s Soap Box
Cranberry from Bungalow Soap Co.
Rosehip Jasmine from Ali Mendelson
Looking forward to the next swap- this was so much fun!