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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Holy Night" - A Christmas Soap

I had one of my "moments" when an idea that had been percolating in my head actually came together, and action was taken!  I love when that happens! :D   I wanted to do a Christmas soap that included the Star of Bethlehem, as well as  the passage "We have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." Matt. 2:1-2

I'm hoping that the Alkanet root powder will make the "sky" part of the soaps nice and dark like the night sky, but I guess I'll find out tomorrow.  This photo was taken just after I poured the soap:

I don't know yet if I'll sell these or keep them to give as gifts....

Looking so forward to Christmas! ~Becky


Jennifer@GDWJ said...

You are one talented, creative soap sister. :-)

Jennifer said...

I love it! looks like a lot of work! Can't wait to see the soap cut and what alkanet surprises you with!!! xoxo Jen

Maggie said...

How appropriate! I look forward to seeing the cut bars and how the alkanet color turns out!

thesoapsister said...

Hi Jen, Jen and Maggie!

Well, so far the alkanet color is o.k.....not a dark as I had hoped for, I think I should have infused longer. I have a new mixture "steeping" as I write, and I hope to make another batch maybe Sunday afternoon. I'm wanting that DARK purply color that was such a surprise back when.

I do like the look, and will be packaging them in Amy Warden's "smell-through" shrink wrap that she sells at Great Cakes Soapworks (here's the link: http://www.greatcakessoapworks.com/catalog.php?category=17)

I bought two of her LOVELY soaps: "Almost Paradise" and "Watermelon" that were packaged in this shrink wrap and couldn't believe how well I could smell their fragrances right through the plastic! Since "smells sell" I just have to try it. :D Hope you all have a lovely day!

Anne-Marie Faiola said...

Fantastic! This is such a cute idea! I'm sure Alkanet root powder will make a really great night sky. I'm so excited to see these cut.

traute said...

hey Becky,
it looks very cute! How does the soap smell like?
~ Traute~

thesoapsister said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by! The fragrance on this one is a blend of EO's: Almond, Fir Needle, Lavender and just a splash of Grapefruit. I really like how it's turned out! :) ~Becky