Friday, October 8, 2010


Can you feel it???  The nights are growing cooler, darkenss falls earlier in the evening and foliage is covered with morning dew.  Although, here in Southern California, most days are still quite warm with warmer days throughout the coming weekend but you can still sense the changing season.

I belong to this wonderful Etsy Team called SAFE Team.  This month our "challenge" was to formulate a soap using the colors of the region you live in.  We have members from far and wide, including Canada and Alaska and even a member whose heart is still in her native Scotland, so the color diversity is amazing in the challenge entries of some of our members.

My entry for this competition is called Pumpkin Butter Autumn Harvest Soap.  This soap was so much fun to make and even extended a bit more creativity to swirling in a few different colors in the top portion.

This hunger-inducing soap is made with Organic, sustainable Palm Oil, Distilled Water, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Mango butter and Cocoa Butter. It is scented with a delicious variety of pumpkin pie spices, rich and delectable! The skin safe colorants of orange, yellow and burnt umber depict the colors of the leaves in deep Autumn and the brown represents the rich and fertile soil.

Here is the entire SAFE Team blog post for your enjoyment.    When you click on the link below, after drooling over all the the magnificent entries in this challenge, please vote for your favorite by adding your comment.

For another breath of fresh Autumn scent, I'd like you to meet Autumn Faire Perfume.

Autumn Faire Roll On Perfume is easy on your skin because it contains Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils and a dab of buttery vanilla fragrance oil to round it all out. You'll smell a delicate blend of spiced oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, nutmeg, a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of Bitter Almond Essential Oil, Vanilla Essential Oil Blend and the icing on the cake is the buttery vanilla fragrance oil. Interesting combination, you say? The scent comes full circle from the first whiff to the gentle aroma that lingers on your skin.

Autumn Fair Perfume was my contribution to another one of SAFE Team's challenges for August.   We were given the task of formulating a perfume blend, something I've dabbled in, in the past and one which rekindled my love for blending Essential Oils, Resins and some enticing Fragrance Oils.  

1 comment:

Ien in the Kootenays said...

That looks beautiful! I already get good home-made soap from local sources, but enjoyed clicking here from the oils and herbs yahoo group.