Many new and different soaps are emerging at Crafty by Nature lately. We’ve been trying to make soap as often as possible and have found some new scent combinations of essential oils in the process. We of course have some of the traditional blends we’ve used before which are quite popular too.

Cutting into bars, "Orange Creamsicle" soap

Cutting into bars, “Orange Creamsicle” soap

We have recently made, so far, the following soaps:

Frankincense-Patchouli soap: a delightful blend of the spicy, orange scents of frankincense combined with the rich, woodsy depth of patchouli.

Orange Creamsicle soap: Ever have an orange creamsicle? This reminds us of it exactly! A delicate blend of sweet orange oil with the vanilla scent of peru balsam essential oil makes you almost want to take a lick of this soap like a popsicle. Almost… please don’t lick or eat our soaps by the way. They are much better appreciated through just smelling them!

Black charcoal soap with Patchouli/Vanilla: a real treat which has the rich, wonderful scent of patchouli combined with just a little peru balsam oil, which is a musky, earthy, vanilla scent from the tree sap of the peru balsam tree. Together, the two oils remind me from time to time of having a bit of a chocolate scent. The black charcoal part makes this soap jet black due to adding in activated charcoal sourced from burnt coconut fibers. The reason to use activated charcoal on your skin is that it draws impurities and toxins from your skin quite efficiently, leaving a clean and clear complexion.

Orange Cinnamon Spice soap: a fantastic blend of orange oil and cinnamon bark oil. This might make you hungry for a cinnamon laden dessert once you sniff it.

Lavender Fields soap: a pure and true lavender soap that might not be breaking news or anything but it is a powerful aromatherapy aid and a tradition we cannot improve upon. Lavender is very relaxing and calming. Terrific after a frazzled stressful day to unwind.

Lemon Chiffon Swirl soap: with its wonderfully strong lemon scent, this soap is my husband’s all time favorite soap so far. It is actually scented with a blend of litsea, lemon, patchouli, and a hint of lavender. Litsea is a very strong cousin of lemon. It grows as a large shrub and produces very small but powerful lemon-like fruits where the gorgeous lemon scent is housed. The swirl in this soap comes from naturally pink, yes pink, clay which is instrumental in lifting out impurities and toxins from your skin.

Sage Swirl soap: a wonderful blend of pure sage oil with another oil known as clary sage oil. Clary sage reminds me of a cup of Earl Grey tea with a wonderful spicy and orange aromatic and a background of sage. Swirled with sea clay that is naturally green in color, this soap is another one that can lift impurities and toxins from your skin via the natural clay.

Lemon Rose soap: a delightful soap with a little dollop of pink clay for removing impurities and toxins from the skin. This one has lemon essential oil combined with geranium essential oil, which smells very much like a rose. Geranium oil is far more reasonable than actual rose oil so that is a big part of why we love it. This soap is yellow with a little hint of pink along the top where we blended in some of that beneficial pink clay.

Juniper Lime soap: oh how I adore juniper lime soap! Blended together are lime essential oil and juniper essential oil. The result is a very subtle, pale green soap bar whose scent is absolutely alluring to me. Creamy and lather-rich and such a gentle yet gorgeous scent blend.

Blossom soap: a fantastically floral blend of grapefruit essential oil with ylang ylang. Ylang Ylang is a fragrant flower that appears on a fast growing tropical tree and its flowers are used widely for perfume making and aromatherapy. The fragrance this flower produces is very similar to jasmine with a hint of neroli. Combined together with grapefruit essential oil, this floral soap we call “Blossom” is a real treat and will brighten your day.

Blossom Soap with grapefruit oil and ylang ylang flowers oil

Blossom Soap with grapefruit oil and ylang ylang flowers oil

SPICE soap: a man’s soap combining clove and cinnamon spices with orange oil and a hint of patchouli. This spicy blend says “man” to me, or at least how I wish my man would smell! The clove and cinnamon spices are front and center of this wonderful spicy blend. Our SPICE soap also employs activated charcoal in it so this soap is mostly jet black with some cream colored soap blended in. The activated charcoal, from burnt coconut fibers, will pull and remove impurities and toxins from your man’s skin. Also, we should mention that this soap is not just for men. I am already planning to use it as soon as it is fully cured and ready.

Next Up: BEER soap
Yes I said beer soap. Beer soap is fantastic for your skin. We’ll be using beer in this recipe in lieu of using water and we will also be adding powdered aromatic hops at the very end of the recipe. Beer soap generally does not produce a scent, so depending on the powdered hops lending a hand with that or not, we may add some manly essential oils to assist us with this soap. Cedarwood with clove and cinnamon spices is likely what we will use if the hops do not shine through with a good hardy scent. Beer and hops are extremely conditioning for the skin. Hops have an antibiotic effect and can also help soften and smooth the skin. Hops has an anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. It also manages to have anti-aging properties from reducing several skin aging enzymes and boosting collagen and elastin levels. So beauty is truly in the eye of the beer-holder, right?

Some milder soaps on the horizon include:
Vanilla soap
Sweet Almond soap
Honey & Oats soap

If you have a suggestion for a soap scent, feel free to let us know! Our contact information is listed on our page here:

Now back to planning and making more soap!

"SPICE" soap with clove and cinnamon spice blended with orange oil and a little patchouli

“SPICE” soap with clove and cinnamon spice blended with orange oil and a little patchouli