Sunday, April 21, 2013

Aura Bliss Floral Handmade Soap with Lavender, Purple and pink swirls

Aura Bliss Floral Handmade Soap with Lavender, Purple and pink swirls is a cold process soap that was made from scratch. I use natural soapmaking oils and butters like olive, coconut, palm kernel, mango butter and beeswax.

Olive oil has been used for centuries as a natural moisturizer for hair and skin care. The oil is pressed from ripe olives. There are grades of olive oil like virgin olive oil, regular olive and pomace. For my soaps, I use either the virgin or the regular in pretty high amounts. I do not use pomace as it makes my formula accelerate trace. Olive oil in soaps adds nice hydrating qualities.

Coconut oil is a wonderful ingredient in soaps as it add bubbles to the recipe. It comes from the meat of mature coconuts harvested from coconut trees. I have coconut trees practically in my back yard, but getting the actual oil out of the coconut is a time consuming and laborious process if I did it myself. I do support my local businesses whenever possible.

Beeswax for my handmade soaps is lightly refined. The beeswax has a wonderful smell of honey. Natural beeswax is filtered by putting it in boiling water, straining it, then letting it cool off. Small time beekeepers pour the beeswax into small molds, so it's easier for me to use.

Mango Butter comes from the kernels of the mango tree. It makes an excellent emmolient in soap, skin care and body care. It is also used in lip balms. Mango butter has anti-oxidants and vitamins like A, C and E. It is beneficial in its natural state for dry skin. Mango Butter is normally solid at room temperature, but melts easily on contact with the skin.

All of my handmade soaps are made from scratch with a recipe that's similar to the one that my mother and grandmother used. I can proudly say that I make my soaps in the grand old European tradition but with a modern twist. Each soap batch is cured for about six weeks. The castile (pure olive oil) soap is cured for much longer. This makes my soaps mild and gentle. They can be used as body soaps and are safe to use as facial bars.

Each Aura Bliss Soap is unique, due to the handcrafted color swirls. Buy this soap for its gentleness, mildness, pleasant scent and wonderful colors. It is available at Ginger's Garden Handmade Soaps
Ginger's Garden Aura Bliss Floral Soap

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Red Rose White Cake Glycerin soap cupcake

To all of you that were waiting for my glycerin soap cupcake it's here! Gorgeous red rose on top of a white cupcake lightly touched up with gold mica to show all the amazing detail. Each glycerin soap cupcake comes in a decorative cupcake wrapper inside a clear box. It's ready for gift giving. Buy one for a teacher, a friend, a birthday gift, or get one for your favorite mom. It's scented with a rose fragrance of course.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Are you thinking of Mother's Day yet? Handmade Artisan Lavender Vanilla Soap makes a scented gift

Have you started thinking of what to get for Mother's Day? Buy this Lavender Vanilla soap for a perfect gift. Each soap comes in a soap box, ready for gift giving. Full ingredient list is included right on the box. This is a cold process soap that has been cured for over six weeks. It is made with natural ingredients like pure olive oil, coconut, palm kernel and castor. It has also been enriched with mango butter. Each soap is a pretty swirled lavender and white and hand stamped with a purple dragonfly.
Buy this Lavender Vanilla soap for its mildness, gentleness and a nice oval shape that fits well in a woman's hand. Click here for Ginger's Garden Lavender Vanilla Soap
Ginger's Garden Lavender Vanilla Soap

Thursday, April 4, 2013

For the best shower gel and body wash with organic aloe, buy one from Ginger's Garden

Ginger's Garden Shower Gel and Body Wash is made with organic aloe. I have many essential oils or no phtalates fragrances available. They are gentle on your skin and leave a soft hint of scent behind. Some of the scents that I carry are:

Lime and Japanese Grapefruit (Yuzu)
Tahitian Monoi

Choose your favorite or let me make a custom scent just for you!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lilac Scented Handmade Artisan Soap from Ginger's Garden

The lilacs are blooming in my handcrafted soap. The color is a soft lavender with pretty cream swirls. This soap batch has been made with the cold process method of soapmaking. I make my handmade soaps with food grade oils like Olive, coconut, palm kernel, castor and beeswax. It is crafted from scratch using the best ingredients available. If you love lilacs like I do, buy this lilac scented soap at Ginger's Garden Soaps.