|One of my favorite parts of spring is that fresh produce starts to become available again. One of my particular favorites is strawberries. The is nothing better than biting into a luscious, plump, bright red strawberry and feeling a burst of flavor on the tongue. Carma thinks of fruit and fruity scents too!
I live in Minnesota and look forward to spring all winter long. We have had a very long, very cold winter this year and I have a bad case of Spring Fever!! This soap is scented with a blend of MMS fragrances. I had 3 – 1 oz bottles with a little left in each one, so I combined them to create a spring time scent. The scent includes Cherry Blossom and Kiwi, Mulberry and Enchanted Apple. I LOVE enchanted apple!
Carma’s blend sounds delightful! I hope everyone is enjoying the spring-themed products! Which are inspiring you?
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|Easter is approaching fast. I love all of the colors that decorate homes, cards and even candy! I love color. Kathy took those wonderful spring-time colors as inspiration for her bubble bars.
My name is Kathy and I live in Arizona. We never did have a winter season, so it’s hard to get into the Spring season. I want some cold weather!!! Snow would be awesome!!
Anyway, I’d like to submit my Bubble Bars for your challenge! Bubble Bars are pretty simple to make and use if you use small cupcake molds. But I wanted something a little more impressive, so I used graduated, flower-shaped cookie cutters to make mine. I held each layer together with “frosting”. Then I added some silk flowers into the “frosting” to give it a special WOW factor! What was I thinking??!! Yes, they’re pretty, but not really functional! They’re too big for one bath, so you have to cut or break them up into smaller pieces for a single bath – oh well, I still like the way they look! These are scented with Lavender EO.
The other problem I ran into with my Bubble Bars was using candy sprinkles imbedded into the frosting. That would be fine if you gave one to an adult. But I gave one to my little grandson, Dustin. Dustin thought I gave him something to eat – oh yes he did!! He ate the little candy sprinkles first, then he bit into the bubble bar itself. Unfortunately, we weren’t paying attention! Well, he looked at me then made a really bad face – “yuk! Grandma, these taste bad”!! Bad choice for children!
I hope you like them!
Kathy’s story of her grandson really made me chuckle. I hope everyone is enjoying the spring-themed products! Which ones inspire you?
|Spring is achingly close but winter doesn’t seem to want to let go. I am ready for blue skies and greenery! I am ready for the sun to warm my car and skin and for the robins to come stay. I am ready for some warm weather. Mary is too! Come see the soap she made.
Nothing says warm weather to me like watermelon. I first made a watermelon scented soap (last year) to try swirling colors using a column to pour the soap over in a slab mold (I used a cardboard box lined with a plastic bag). It was such a hit with my family and friends, that I made another batch last week. This time I poured more over the column, and the colors really go all through. Happy Spring everyone!
|Spring is amazing. I love how color just seems to flood the landscape. I will always remember the enormous lilac bushes that lined my grandparents property. They had white, light purple and dark purple lilacs. They were beautiful. Leilani also thinks of flowers in spring. Here is what she says.
Spring means that we get to smell the lovely floral scents in the air, but you can enjoy those scents year round with perfume. Here are some solid perfumes I make, all of them are from mixing essential oils and MMS fragrance oils. The most popular one is Wicked, made using mostly MMS’s Wicked fragrance oil plus a splash of a secret ingredient J. I had fun designing these labels, they show the whimsy and colors of spring.
|There comes a point every year when I get absolutely sick of popsicle toes, gallons of hot beverages and snow. I’m fast approaching my breaking point. I am wanting color! Loads of color! Buckets of color! Give me color!
Michael is feeling much the same way. Check out the soap Michael made to make sure spring gets here and stays!
|Every person has a different feeling of what spring is. For me, the heart of spring is mid-March. Even when it is snowing, it is spring to me. Leilani has a different perspective of spring. I loved the way she describes spring. What do you think?
What spring means to me is the return of color after a long pale winter. I love the attack on my senses of vivid greens splattered with reds, yellows and purples as well as the wonderful damp green smells. This cold process soap is made using the Pixie Dust Fragrance Oil. It has a wonderful damp mossy scent, floral and citrus under tones with a touch of magic that only Spring can bring. I just love it.
|Here in Cache Valley we have some very spring inspired weather. A rain filled day here, a bright sunny one there. It has done nothing but fuel my spring fever. I am anxiously waiting for to be able to harvest asparagus. In the mean time, let introduce Janet who submitted her own spring inspired soap!
I made this soap for two reasons….1- This has been a very long winter for some of us, and 2- I wanted to make a fun soap for one of my Daughters friends who is fighting cancer right now. SO, I had some fun duck embeds that I used for my grandkids soaps and I wanted it to look like spring…I used a lot of embeds (some are in the water…some are the reeds or grass next to the ducks, and of course the sun). I scented it with Green Clover & Aloe because that is a nice green scent. I hope you like it!
|My spring fever is running rampant. I spent the weekend cleaning, sweeping, steaming and buffing as many possible surfaces to get the house ready. I don’t know what is it, but spring brings the clean freak out in me. Sharon also has some spring fever. She wanted to share her first batch of cold process soap. Please help me welcome Sharon to the fun!
Today was a balmy -1C in Toronto, and it felt like spring was on its way!
Spring is when everything comes back to life and the world has a sense of awakening. It is hands down my most favorite time of year!
I call this soap: Ode to Monet. Monet is my favorite painter and the colors and techniques he used screams nature. I am not comparing my work to his by a long shot, but I draw inspiration from his work.
I used a blend of all things citrus: Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba (from MMS of course), Orange and Tangerine. I used a blend of Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil and Castor Oil. The colorants are natural oxides and micas.
PS: Would you believe this was my very first CP soap?