Can you believe Christmas is next week? These last few weeks of the year have been racing by, and I’ve been busy with end of the year festivies (taking the annual Santa photo, for example. It went over exceedingly well….).
The blog had a lot of action on it this week. Kenna of Modern Soapmaking kicked it off by sharing solid tips on how to run your own business and on finding inspiration. Make sure to read her interview to find out what she considers to be her biggest business mistake. Do you sew? Have you ever thought about sewing? Here’s an easy tutorial on making little pants for babies and toddlers. You can size them all the way down to newborn up to 4T. Curious to know what commenters called “gorgeous” and “beautiful” this week? Click on through to see the Smoky Bay Cold Process Tutorial and see how gradiants took a colorful upscaling. Over 35% of candle sales happen during the Holiday season. If you are curious about how to capitalize on that trend, read all about EcoSoya Advanced Wax here and check out the oh-so-seasonal Chai Tea Latte Candle tutorial.
Now on to the Facebook Photo of the Week! These soaps are worth their weight in gold, frankincense and myrrh.
This weeks Facebook photo of the week comes from Carrie of Simply 7 Skincare. Carrie’s soap caught my eye with her beautiful packaging and clever “Gifts for a King” idea. Each soap features glitter on top with a coordinating ribbon. The soaps are scented with Mayan Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh, and Cedar & Saffron. I love Carrie’s concept. If you love clever packaging as much as I do, check out the Make it Monday: Packaging Challenge.
Simply 7 Skincare is a family based business that also makes lotions, lip balms and a huge assortment of other bath and beauty products. Their Coconut Milk Lavender-Mint Soap and All Natural Lotion Bars look lusciously decadent. All the products look fabulous! Thanks for being a part of our fantastic soapmaking community, Carrie, and thanks to everyone else who posts beautiful photos of their creations on Bramble Berry’s page each week!
Carrie’s Facebook Page: Simply 7 Skincare
Carrie’s Website: Simply 7 Skincare
Post pictures of your soap creations on the Facebook page each week for a chance to be featured on the Soap Queen blog and receive a sweet soapy package from Bramble Berry.
Just wondering, are the names stamped in or typed on the photo after the photo was taken? It would be so cool if that was a stamp!
Hi Shannon! Actually, the names on the soaps are laser engraved onto each bar by my husband. It made the project that much more meaningful, since we each had a hand in bringing it to completion :).
One of my favorite soaps I got from Carrie is her Plumeria. I close my eyes and find myself back on the beaches of Hawaii.
Oh that soap sounds amazing! We are so glad you love Carrie’s soap as much as we do 🙂
-Amanda with Bramble Berry
Thank you, Anne-Marie (and the rest of the BB staff)! What an honor to have you notice our products. Bramble Berry was one of the first places we ever ordered soap supplies from and continues today to be one of our top suppliers. We know we can trust the quality of Bramble Berry products and love the variety you offer :). And customer service? Totally top notch!! Thanks for being a leader of integrity in the soaping community.
Thanks so much for being a part of our soaping community, your soaps are amazing! We are so happy to hear you love our products, we really appreciate your business! We can’t wait to see what you guys make next, please keep sharing your photos on our Facebook page 🙂
-Amanda with Bramble Berry