Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun

Although we don't agree with the goulish Halloween traditions we do enjoy letting the kids dress up and participate in Trick-or-Treating. This year the big boys were Crusaders.
Here are a couple pictures of our Crusaders....and our little tiger.

This one is just a little bonus dress-up fun. Jacob said Arr-r-r-r-g!

Soap Pictures

OK, here are some of the new batches that I have been working oh so diligently on lately.

This one is my new favorite, it is Patchouli-Rose. Using a mixture of Patchouli, Rose and a few other floral scents this new scent was born for the Christmas Season, but will probably become a year round favorite.

This is my batch of Peppermint. It sold out really fast last year, so I am hoping to make two batches this year. It is a combination of lots of Peppermint oil and Tea Tree oil.

I also tried Frankinscense and Myrrh this year. The combination is a little difficult to describe; spicy, but very subtle compared to some of the other scents that I have come up with. It will be very appealing to people who like the softer scented soaps.

I think I will be calling this one Christmas Pine. It is a combination of several woody essential oils, peppermint, and a couple of pine essential oils.

This batch was an experiment with apple cider. My lye solution contained apple cider instead of water. The texture is a little different from the other batches that I have created, but the scent is wonderful. It is a warm spicy scent that reminds me of sipping cider in front of a warm fire in the winter time. It really does smell like a warm mulled cider.