We are not yet in full-blown Christmas mode but I definitely hear the pitter patter of little elf feet. Letters to Santa are being written. The countdown to the beginning of Advent has begun. Paper snowflakes are being cut. A lot of paper snowflakes. The goofy singing and dancing Snoopy is out. The snowman and dog will be out soon. Oh, and the outdoor Christmas lights are up and on. Yep, we are getting pumped.
I thought it only fitting to design and make a couple of Christmas soaps as well. My first Christmas soap is my Gingerbread soap.
Gingerbread soap is scented with ginger, clove and cinnamon essential oils with a dash of vanilla for sweetness and topped off with a drizzle of "icing."
My second Christmas soap was inspired by childhood tales/threats of stockings containing only a lump of coal in the toe, or in some cases, a turkey leg. I didn't really want to make a turkey scented soap and so Lump of Coal was born.
Lump of Coal is scented with peppermint and vanilla and coloured with activated charcoal.
In other soap news, I delivered my first wholesale order to a local pharmacy earlier this month. The owner is a very nice woman and a fellow soap lover and I am very excited to have my soaps available in her store. Would it be weird to go visit my soaps? I just want to see how they look. However, a part of me is afraid to go. What if no one is buying them? Insecurity certainly does play a number with one's head, doesn't it?