My Haul From the Soap Queen Swap

Posted on December 19th, 2010 in Juicybath

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!

5 Responses to “My Haul From the Soap Queen Swap”

  1. I’m so glad you loved the spiced mahogany, it’s one of my favorites too!

  2. Wasn’t it so much fun! I can’t wait to try your Salty Mariner. I love anything that reminds me of the ocean! It doesn’t look like you received one of mine. It was called Minty Meadow. Have fun trying your new soaps! :)

  3. You did get a good haul! I’m making Rosehip Jasmine soap today actually – I hope you liked that one in the swap =) Thanks for participating in the swap. Our next one will be in early spring.

  4. Yes, I like the Rosehip Jasmine bar too. In fact, I liked them ALL!

    I love that transparent paper you used to wrap your bar Anne-Marie- really neat:-)
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..My Haul From the Soap Queen Swap =-.

  5. Hi Helen! I hope you liked the Summer Melon Spritzer! It’s one of my most popular fragrances! I absolutely loved the swap, and Spiced Mahogany was one of my favorites too! (Along with Kentish Rain, Clove Mint and Mango Sangria)

    I’m looking forward to the next one! Can’t wait!!!