I’m lucky to work with a talented crew who like to make soap and are creative in many areas of their lives. In addition to be a talented gardener, Kelly runs the warehouse at Bramble Berry. To make these soaps, she used our White Soap Base and Hemp Soap Base. For coloring these little beauties, Kelly used Coral Mica, Heavy Metal Gold Mica, and a mix of the Liquid Yellow Oxide and Liquid Blue Oxide as well as the natural colors of the soap bases. For example, the third soap in with the slightly tan background? That’s the color the actual Hemp soap base is. The mold is the Milky Way Frond design.
Kelly is a mix master supreme when it comes to fragrancing. She blended together Passionfruit Papaya, Champagne, and a mystery bottle from the pouring mistake shelf that most likely contained Kumquat and Creamsicle. The resulting soaps are fruity fun with just a twist of effervescence.
Thanks for popping in to sing Kelly’s praises – we’re lucky to have her, aren’t we?
As a Bramble Berry employee working under Kelly, it’s a pleasure to see her wonderful projects on the blog. Not only is Kelly extremely talented and creative, but she’s a great leader–consistently keeping her crew motivated and always eager to offer is advice on our own soapmaking endeavors.
GREAT JOB ON THE FRONDSOAP, KELLY! Looking forward to what you come up with next!
[email protected] Birch says
Anne-Marie, you’re so *punny*! I love that mold and I love the sound of the fragrance mixture! all of those fo’s are fabulous!
Carrie ~ Gigi says
Anne-Marie~ Glad to hear you think it does look a bit like a Willow branch~ I always thought it would be nice to offer a set of “soap branches” in seasonal scents for a package…:)
Carrie, You’re right – they do look a bit like a willow branch.
And they’ve been working on scratch’n’sniff monitors or devices for a while and never quite get them. Someone spent a lot of money back in the dot-com days (millions and millions) on a device for that but it never quite got off the ground.
Carrie ~ Gigi says
They look great! This mold (which I own) reminds me of a Willow branch.
Teresa R says
Heidi’s right…scratch and sniff monitor would be wonderful! Man, I’d be glued to the computer even more than I am now.
I love the frond molds. I have a thing for leaves and trees.
One more reason a scratch and sniff monitor would be nice =)
Donna Maria says
Gorgeous! I can nearly smell the fronds from here. Nice that the soap really shows of Catherine’s (at Milky Way’s) carving expertise. The detail is very appealing.