All of my products are available in all the soap types. Since these vary from translucent soaps (Aloe Vera, Hemp, Honey, Olive Oil and Shaving) to opaque (Goat Milk and Shea Butter), the colors can vary as well. Translucent soaps work well with the shimmers and neons. Both types work with the standard colors, with the opaque soaps taking on a pastel hue. (They can be darkened to appear closer to what you might expect for, say, red, but not as deeply as the translucents do.)
Currently, there are seven different types of soap available:
My base has a full 5% Aloe Vera Gel in it. Aloe Vera Gel is known for its incredible moisturizing properties. Real Aloe Vera gel is added to the clear base (which gives it a slightly greenish tint) - making a very soothing and cleansing base.
Goat Milk soap is believed to have skin softening properties. My Goat Milk soap is made with real liquid goat milk as found in your neighborhood grocery store. It contains a full 10% refrigerated liquid goat milk. It has a delicate creamy lather. The base has a creamy custard color.
This base is made with a generous 5% of Hemp Seed Oil. You'll find the lather to be abundant and creamy, with a slightly nutty scent to the base. The Hemp seed oil colors this clear soap a natural light tan.
Rich with the skin loving properties of real honey, this soap is a luxurious, warm honey color.
This translucent base contains a full 20% of kosher grade A Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (That doesn't mean you can eat it!) Due to the high content of olive oil, this base has a distinctive smell and is a light attractive pale yellow that may darken slightly over time. Olive oil is known to make a soap that is both gentle and moisturizing on the skin, while providing dense, creamy lather.
My shaving soap has lots of luxurious lather with none of the chemicals that most soap bases rely on! This soap base is easy to use and fairly clear. You can choose to add color to it, or leave it as is. It could make shaving just a bit more fun!
This is an opaque soap base with added shea butter. It gives off a creamy lather while promoting moisture and softening.
Among those seven soaps there are two different classes. Two of them, Goat Milk and Shea Butter, are what I call Opaque soaps. That means in their unprocessed state, they're essentially white soaps. The others are what I call Translucent. You can sorta see through them. Until colors are added. Some are more clear than others, spanning from an almost completely clear to a golden color.
For a few, there is an inherent aroma. I can't really tell, but LaughingBear tells me he notices them.
There is always the possibility I may acquire more types. If (when) I do, it will appear in the newsletter and on the News page here.
Oh my, the shapes. Once upon a time ago there were about ten. Now there are more than thirty! Why? Well, there have been many occasions where somebody wanted something a little more specific. There are holidays. There are life events. There are gift giving occasions. There are so many ways that a special soap can be just so much fun!
Click the title bars below to see a brief description and representative image of each shape. The link below the image will take you to the store page where you can find more detail and more pictures.
It's a little bunny waving and holding a carrot.
It's a square bar, in your choice of soap and color.
It's 2 pieces of "candy", one square, one round, in your choice of soap and color.
A ladies fan with either hearts or celtic knots.
A pair of hearts, with a celtic knot or scroll work. Can be "iced", as shown, or plain.
Decorative bar soap with a celtic knot, in either a rounded or square edge.
As befits our New Mexico home, a green chili pepper! It can even smell like one!
A trio of Christmas shapes for decorating at the holidays.
A lovely corset with that hourglass shape the men love.
A cowboy hat with a star on the brim.
Really half crayons.
Made using a silicone cupcake cup, it can even be "decorated"!
A cute little cupcake that can be any "flavor" (color) you like! It can also be scented!
A group of eight or individually, your children will love them!
Choose the color of your dragon and his shield
A smiling Easter egg and a hatching chick Easter egg. Available together or separately.
It's an adorable little elephant on his own puck background.
Lovely little eggs with characters on top.
A fancy frilly ladies hat.
A Fleur-de-Lis floating atop a bar.
Call it a flip-flop, a thong, a beachwalker or a go-ahead, almost everyone has worn them. Buy a pair and share with a beach-going friend!
Head over to the product page and you'll see why I call it the French Set.
A set of six decorative soaps in a Halloween theme.
A set of seven larger decorative soaps in a Halloween theme.
A red heart embedded in a white and blue background.
Two hearts atop a single larger heart.
Your basic pump, with a nice heel.
So named because of its size. It can be, and is, many things!
This one falls in the puck category as well. It's a horse head profile on a puck background.
Very popular with children, it's a set of six bugs!
This whimsical set of animals can be produced in multiple colors or a single color.
Created in translucent soap, these jewels can be the sparkling accent to your decor!
It's a simple ball. But can look SO very different.
Add a touch of fall color any time of the year!
Side view of a motorcycle on an oval background. Choose your colors!
A nice large mustache with a bit of a curl.
Smaller than the Mustache, and sitting on a puck background.
Five different sea creatures will delight your youngsters!
Yep, that's a baby Onesie! You can have it for a boy or a girl, a birth announcement party favor, or a surprise gift for the grandparents!
A simple open book. Cam be customized to use as author swag.
Well, to some folks it's paradise! A tropical island scene on a round soap.
Another in the puck style, this is a simple paw print.
Making his or her way across the tundra. Change the color and it can be a brown, or a grizzly, or a black!
Just a carved pumpkin for your Halloween guests.
A set of small puzzle pieces. Choose a variety of colors of a single color.
Choose 1 or all 3 of this adorable set of robots. Mix and match their colors, too!
Much smaller than the Large Ball, the Sample Ball gives you a chance to try different soaps and aromas.
Whether opaque or translucent (as shown), the luck of the Irish can be with you!
It's a simple bar of shaving of soap, in your choice of color and aroma.
Currently based on the Large Ball, it comes with a length of "rope" so you can hang it in the shower.
Four different soaps representing popular sports. Also available individually.
Six characters from the wildly popular film series.
A sunflower sitting on a round background (puck).
The triquetra design on the face of a round soap (puck).
The classic front view of a turkey.
A large heart with sayings from common valentine candies.
Ruby red lips with a pair of vampire fangs!
The head of a howling wolf.
Just like the soaps, if (when) I get a new shape, I'll post it in the newsletter and here on the News page.
Colors can be tricky! It's not terribly difficult to create a color in a soap. What get difficult is maintaining consistency! From one batch to the next, a single color might come out just a little bit different. But that's part of what makes them custom soaps, too! I don't make hundreds of soaps at a time (except for special orders). I make your soap, usually the day you order it or the next day. That means it ships out within two days. (More detailed and intricate orders can take longer.) When it goes out within two days, it arrives at your door within five. That's because I only ship via USPS (United States Postal Service) Priority Mail.
Back to the colors. There are basicallly three types of colors I offer:
Standard colors are your basic rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet/Purple.
The Shimmers do just that! They have little bits of shimmery stuff in the color that a bit of sparkle to whatever they're in. They come in Cappuccino, Copper, Gold, Merlot and Purple.
They include Blue, Fuchsia, Orange, Pink and Yellow.
While all the colors can be added to all the soaps, they won't always look the same. In fact, some won't look quite right at all.
The Standard colors, shown above, are shown in the light or pastel version in the opaque soaps (Goat Milk and Shea Butter). They can be made more intense, but they still won't achieve quite the density of a crayon, for instance.
In a translucent soap (Aloe Vera, Hemp, Honey, Olive Oil, Shaving), the intesity can become very dense or reduced to a very light color. The dense version is a very full, rich color.
The Shimmers and the Neons lose their special effects almost entirely in the opaque soaps. While you can order them that way, most of time the result is, well, less than satisfying. I strongly recommend NOT ordering either the Shimmers or Neons in an opaque soap.>