Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Soap Makeover - Rosemary and Oatmeal!

I recently created a new batch of Rosemary and Oatmeal. This was one of my original soaps which I created well before the idea of selling my soaps came about. It was also one of the original 6 batches that I listed on Etsy (see original photo below!), and it was lucky enough to make it prominently on my business card!


I have since modified my techniques a little bit. Prior to selling my soaps I wasn't very concerned about the appearance of my soap - it was all function. Myself and Collier were the main users of my soap, as well as friends and family who received it frequently as gifts. One of the best things selling my soaps has done for me is to really encourage me to work on improving my techniques and focusing on new and interesting ways to create. I am aiming eventually to have a line where you can look at a soap and know what it is without smelling it - which can be really tricky considering I don't use micas (artificial colorants) in my soaps so can't just make them hot pink, neon yellow, etc. I spent some time drawing out my ideas this past weekend and this is what I came up with for the new and improved version of Rosemary and Oatmeal:


Instead of incorporating the dried rosemary and baby oatmeal throughout the bar, I put oatmeal in the bottom (white) layer, topped it with dried rosemary, and then topped that with a layer of soap infused with rosemary powder. It smells heavenly, just like the old bar. But I think it's a bit more pleasing to the eye than its predecessor.


  1. That is pretty! I love rosemary best of all. I am going to have to remember that bar. :)

  2. Looks so natural!! Congrats,it's a great work. Rosmary is also rich in vitamines and has wonderful properties for the skin! <3