Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Soap...On Halloween

So I'm reading some of my favorite soap blogs, and everyone is revealing their holiday offerings! I am so late-as usual. I have to start thinking and planning more like a business. Although it's only October (okay, tomorrow's Nov 1), retailers are already unveiling and debuting their Christmas stuff, so why shouldn't I? I am a retailer, after all. Sidebar: I am always hesitant to call a new soap a "holiday" soap because I don't want to be left with a lot of "holiday" stuff after the holidays have passed. That's just me...

Anyway, here is the soap, and I don't have an official name for it yet. It can be called a real "Palmolive" soap because it has just 2 oils: olive and palm. Sidebar #2: It wasn't until last year that I put 2+2 together to realize that Palmolive soap was named so because it was made with palm and olive oils. Duh...The main scent is a blend of balsam and pine-like a newly-chopped Christmas tree. This would make a great candle or tart scent (hint, hint). I was a little hesitant to use it in a soap because who would want to smell like a Christmas tree so I softened it a little with a few droplets of pomegranate for a bit of sweetness. The "Christmas bulbs" on top are scented in a delicate floral to further help balance out the pine-y aroma.

Sadly though the white part of the soap has morphed into a dark tan. I am completely out of titanium dioxide, but I still think it will be a cute soap in the end. Now I think I'll make some tarts in this scent. I really like it when my space smells like Christmas-even in the springtime!

Edit: Since it is Halloween, it's only fair that I share of picture of me looking absolutely ridiculous at the office party. Can you guess who I am?


CCGroovy!!! said...

There's no time like the present to get started. I remember when I worked at Macy's New Orleans Centre, the Holiday Decorations started going up in September.

Take Care and GOD Bless!!!

Rose said...

I feel like I'm finally in the game with getting my Christmas products ready before you know, a week before Christmas. I'm planning to list some new items during the next couple weeks.

I agree about not wanting too many holiday only things. I think that your new soap will carry well into other seasons.

(I had no idea about the name Palmolive either.)

Catherine said...

Dear Patrice, I cannot believe that we are discussing Christmas! The seasons have flown by. I seem to be left in the dust! I am always amazed at the beautiful art you turn soap into. Thank you for the bit of knowledge about the soap. Palmolive is one of the soaps I grew up with. I think your Christmas soap is very pretty and I am sure it smells great. Anyway, are you Mr. T. in that Halloween picture? Blessings, Catherine xo

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

I like the colours of your soap and love your sustainable oil icon. I may have to put that on my site as I use sustainable palm and palm kernel but from another supplier who doesn't have the cute icon.


twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Forgot to add you look like Mr. T in your costume.


Da Dude said...

I like the Mrs. T look! LOL

I'll worry about Christmas if I can get past the family Thanksgiving get together. ;)

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

love love love your Halloween costume!

Tee-iabo Designs said...

Girl, your Halloween Costume is a riot...CTHU. BTW...the soap is fab too. Thanks for sharing that tidbit about Palmolive Soap. I did not know that. Learn something new everyday...especially from your blog. lol

Okay, got my chuckle on for the day, peace! Have a great weekend!



Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Thank you everyone for visiting! I appreciate your comments and your encouragement, and I'm mostly happy that you can laugh at my silliness!

I cannot believe I posted this pic of myself. I can't keep a straight face just typing this, LMAO!

DannyLLafrance said...

I love HALLOWEEN..Take care always Patrice..