Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pamplemousse!


Pamplemousse is my favorite French word. I've always thought that it is the cutest word... it's fun to say and fun to imagine what it could possibly mean. Since I was such a great French student for six years :) I know that Pamplemousse is French for GRAPEFRUIT! Isn't that just perfect?

In keeping with my Cold Process Addiction and to celebrate the return of my bubble groove, I am naming my latest batch Pamplemousse. I love it and I know you will, too! I have been sniffing a bottle of Juicy Grapefruit fo for awhile now. It's tart, mouth-watering, fresh, vibrant... I really like it. In a moment of "where did that come from?" I decided to blend it with a rose fo that I don't really like but that some of my customers adore. I did it 4:1 grapefruit:rose. I love what happened when they married! It mellows the grapefruit just enough to round out the scent. Yay!

To keep it fun I added some Pink Himalayan Sea Salts on top and I threw in some rose petal for visual interest and for exfoliation... I'm not sure about the petals. I also added gobs of shea butter. Soft skin here I come!

I can't wait to put it on Etsy! Only 3 weeks and 6 days to go....

14 comments:

sherrieg said...

Lovely! I wish I could smell it! One of my favourite French words is cornichon (pickle). Mmm!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

I love cornichon, too! Is there a soap in there somewhere?! :)

Heidi said...

Those look great! You are doing such a great job with cp...

Does the soap you list sell pretty fast on etsy? I've toyed with the idea of selling mine (after the baby comes of course!!!) since I make so much. Then I wouldn't feel bad making huge batches and could do it more often. Plus a way to pay for my addiction would be nice = )

Heather@Twin Birch said...

gosh, Heidi! Thanks for the compliment! I feel green as a bean with the CP. Each one is a mad science experiment!

I've made some sales on Etsy. I'm working hard on my own site, but I think etsy is great for exposure and getting to know people in the soap community. I'm still figuring out how to be one of the big sellers on there.. I think there are some tricks to it. I've only been selling for about 6 weeks, so I need to give it a chance. the great thing is that it's easy to list, etc. You should do it (A.B., of course!) Your stuff is so pretty! How much longer til... baby!?

Anne-Marie said...

Those bars look great. I love the texture the addition of the salt gives the bars. =)

Heather@Twin Birch said...

My head is swelling! :) I'm so happy to get to know you all in the process!
I can't believe how much I love making CP! I mean, all the potions are fun but there is something about the magic of putting all this "stuff" together and getting soap! It's so fun!

Joanna Schmidt said...

I LOVE IT!! Please post when it goes up on Etsy. I absolutely have to have a bar of that! I think it is beautiful!! Love the salt.... I clicked on it to enlarge and I was entranced... :o)

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey Joanna! One of these bars has your name on it! I wonder if I'll be brave enough to send it for a review... :)

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

This looks divine!!!! It will certainly be a sell-out! You are doing an amazing job with your CP skills & creativity....

Heather@Twin Birch said...

thank you Carrie-Gigi! I am inspired by your beautiful soap and the soap of all of the talented people that I've gotten to know in the Soap World! Thanks for all of the Bubble Love! :)

Joanna Schmidt said...

You are sweet. For real? I would love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tell me anyway, I'd still like to support you r endeavors!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

thanx so much for your support of my endeavors!! :) It's only my fourth batch of CP in the world, but I would
love to send a bar for you to review... gulp! :)

Joanna Schmidt said...

You know I just did my first batch so we have to celebrate!!!!

YAHYEAHYEAH

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Yay! What'd you make? Isn't it so darn fun? I think I could make it all day, everyday! Congrats to you!!