Plus it's just plain fun, because obviously, I love soap. In all it's forms. I'm constantly amazed at what other people are doing with their handmade soap.
Here's the latest batch of really cool soap that I just loved.
Soap sticks. Soap in long, skinny soap stick shapes that might be good for travel? Seems like it might be harder to use, but I like the look of it.
|Licorice allsorts soaps|
Or a bar of chocolate soap that you just want to bite into?
And as always, I'm smitten with any and every variation of soap on a rope. I don't know why. I think they are hard to use too. There aren't a lot of places to hang them in a shower, so they are going to always be wet and shrinking away too fast. But they are so darn sweet. Dozens of heart-shaped soaps on strings . .
Slivers of soaps, like little hang tags, on rustic ropes. So adorable.
|Savons de Provence au marché de Cassis via Pinterest|
These have special biodegradable packaging, with flower seeds embedded in the soap for new beginnings.
|via Linen and Lavender|
I think I've literally looked at hundreds of soap pictures in the last day or two. Just because once you find a great Pinterest page, you get lost, following all the other great pages down the rabbit hole. Fingers cramped, eyes bleary, you look up and it's hours later. Zoinks.
So I'm percolating ideas now for Christmas sets and scents. It's already that time. Fall is in the rearview. It's always completely weird to be working so far out of the actual seasons. And I know that designers and retailers and magazine publishers etc are way, way ahead of me. But I never get used to it. The summer sun is shining and everything is summer, summer, summer. And I'm trying to conjure up winter snowflakes and Santa's workshop.