I know I mention this each time, but one of the nicest things about blogging is the chance to connect with other talented soapers from all around the world. My little bars of soap have traveled to countries I could only dream about visiting. I know it sounds strange, but I feel like a little piece of me is traveling to each country I send my soap; and in a way it is, we all put our hearts and souls into our soapmaking :)
I was super fortunate to have the opportunity to swap soaps with Angela from one of my favourite soap blogs, Soap Up Your Life. When she suggested we swap, I jumped at the chance! I am in awe of her colors and swirls, so I was really looking forward to seeing her soaps in person. Each soap is like a brightly colored jewel, they are truly works of art. I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite, they are all equally impressive:
Sudseezauber: I was secretly hoping she would choose this one to send! It was the first soap on her blog that I ever saw, and I was hooked on her soaps from that moment on! Her design techniques are something to aspire to; wispy swirls and perfectly chosen complimentary colors! This is fragranced with Bermuda Triangle, which is a lovely fruity tropical fragrance oil.
Greenery: Stunning again, done in different shades of green. She mentioned on her blog post that she used Aloe Vera and Cucumber f.o. in this soap and that it disappeared in the CP. I can very, very faintly smell some fragrance but I’m not sure if I’m picking up some fragrance from the other bars it was packed with. Even unscented it is a gorgeous bar, I’m impressed with how white and how hard her soap bars are.
Wooden Berry: Another absolutely gorgeous combination of colors and swirls, the fragrance she chose completely compliments the design of this soap! This is fragranced with Tayberry and Teakwood, which smells like a smooth combination of berries and wine to my nose.
Irrlicht: This fantastic-looking soap won Angela 2nd place in a soap competition, which doesn’t surprise me at all...it’s one of the prettiest hanger swirls I have ever seen! This soap contains silk and soy cream and is fragranced with Brazilian Jackfruit, which is a gorgeous fruity/floral combination.
Tahitian Waterfall: This fragrance smells absolutely divine too; crispy clean and floral, it went straight onto my NG wish list along with the others! This soap is made with coconut, lard, olive, peanut and castor oil. I was looking forward to trying a lard soap as I have never made or tried one before, but I hear lots of positive things about its properties in soap. She used a column swirl technique to mimic a waterfall with her fluid swirls…aren’t they stunning?
The lather on her soaps is incredible; creamy but yet bubbly at the same time, a really rich, luxurious lather. Her soaps left my skin feeling and smelling fantastic!
Angela was so thoughtful and even surprised us with some candy from Germany and a postcard of the area that she is from along with a nice handwritten note! It was truly a pleasure exchanging soaps with you Angela, and I hope we get an opportunity to swap again one day! I hope you take the time to visit and join Angela’s blog, Soap Up Your Life; what I have shown you here is such a small sampling of all of the wonderful soaps that she makes and shares on her blog.
I hope everyone is enjoying a happy and relaxing holiday with their loved ones!