Scented Soaps for Holiday Gift Items

Scented Soaps for Holiday Gift Items
Scented soaps. I was at a pop-up shop recently. Typically I’m in a frenzy as I move through venues quickly, to see all the vendors. With Covid still very much in our lives, it’s a quick outing and I’m back in the house. But this time I had the most wonderful experience.  

I could smell everything and I mean everything ... the good, the bad and the not so fragrant.

I'm an essential oil snob. But, I must admit that the high use of fragrance oils that were being used in most products did not attack my nasal passage, as they typically do.

Soap Makers With Unusual Fragrance Combinations

A few vendors caught my attention and here's what they were selling.  The soap makers were really on it this time.  With green tea being one of the most talked about ingredients in skin care, hair care and food, I came across a vendor with Green Tea Soap. 

She used fragrance oils of Jasmine and ginger and added actual green tea with jasmine blossoms.  Go figure!  What a wonderful aroma.

Then there were soap bath ball with wheat germ, witch hazel, rosemary and sweet orange essential oil.  They looked like herbal tennis balls.  

On the other side of the table were soaps that looked like pebbles and that's what she named them, Pebble Soaps.  They actually had ground allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, wheat germ and dried parsley flakes.  She then topped it off by adding amber essential oil.  What a treat!

Scented Soaps and Added Treats

If you're all about your skin, I came across what were called Butter Bars that were made of Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter.   Not only did this soap contain Shea and cocoa butter, but it had a coconut oil base and was scented with maple fragrance oil. 

The soap makers often substitutes vanilla essential or fragrance oil in place of the maple.  What a luxurious feeling.  

Every pop-up I've attended has what I call its naturalists and they lived up to their names.  There were soaps made from oatmeal, wheat bran, powdered milk and honey. 

They were in bars, balls, loafs and even surrounded loofah's that make great exfoliating soaps for your skin.

Did I mention CBD bath salts and foaming balls? Yes, they were there as well. Got a bag of salts to try out.

Was this a soap maker's pop-up?  Not at all, their scents just made the greatest impact on my nose.

That's it for this week.

Life Never Smelled So Sweet!

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