Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunburst Nectar - Irish Pure Beer Handmade Soap

The third of our Pure Beer handmade cold process soaps is called Sunburst Nectar.

This luxury soap is made with Sweet Almond & Golden Olive Oils, Irish Pale Ale, Kaolin Clay, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cocoa Butter & Pure Silk and between its layers of warm orange and deep cream, it's fragranced with a powerful, juicy citrus accord of Irish Pale Ale, Florida Orange, deep Frankincense, Cedarwood & Musk. Deep and wonderful!

This soap is available for pre-order at

Huge thanks to Titch from for her fab photography, make sure to check out her page!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spiced Chocolate Nectar Pure Beer Soap

This is the second of my Pure Beer soaps, Spiced Chocolate Nectar.

The soap is made made with Sweet Almond & Golden Olive Oils, Irish Chocolate Stout, Rhassoul Mud, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cocoa Butter & Pure Silk.

Rhassoul Mud comes from Morocco and has been used for centureies as a natural beauty treatment.  It's rich in trace minerals, is highly absorbent, attracting oil, dirt & pollutants and helping to clarify the skin.  It is very gentle and excellent for sensitive skin with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities.  Studies have shown that it helps to reduce sebum production, improves the texture and tone of the skin, reduces dryness, helps improve elasticity and is gently exfoliating.

Within it's dark chocolate and cream colour swirls, it's fragranced with the natural scent of the creamy Irish Chocolate Stout blended with an infusion of rich Warm Spices and Dark Patchouli, drizzled with luscious sweet Chocolate. I cannot tell you how good this smells... it's neither just warm spices or patchouli or chocolate but a combination of all three, working together to draw you in and capture you forever... utterly divine!!!

It's available for pre-order on and, as the link says, will be fully cured by 30 June (so any pre-orders received, will be sent out after then).  Huge thanks to Titch, yet again, for her fab photography .. make sure to check out and like her Facebook page.


Quick Soapy Competition!

Not from me (as yet, I am planning one soon) .. but from the lovely Rose at Lí Ban Ireland .. fab products, I've been lucky enough to use them myself, incredible.

You can win a goody bag right here.. .you have up to midnight tonight, Irish time.. get a move on!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beer Soaps... Oh Yeah!

Well, it's all Amy's fault.

Yep, she started the whole challenge about soaping with booze.  Beer is big in Ireland, there's no doubt about it.  I couldn't find how many were actually sold in Ireland last year but I suspect it's lots... and lots, and lots and, probably, even more lots.

I don't beer, I never liked the taste of it at all.  But I found myself becoming very interested in beer in the last few weeks.  Again, it's all Amy's fault.  I made a beer soap and then realised how much fun it was ... from prepping the beer to actually making it.  Loved the bubbleage from the little tester soap balls I make from my trimmings, love the creaminess of the soap, just so much fun.  So I decided I'd do six beer soaps, a six pack.. geddit? I wanted to make them with only Irish beers (cos I'm in Ireland, seems fair) and I wanted them all to be a bit different.. from each other and from other beer soaps you can get out there.

So here's the first one, Lemon Nectar.  Oh I decided to call them all somethingsomethingsomething Nectar... it was the drink of the God's after all, seemed fitting.  So this is made with Beamish Irish Stout which is my hubs favourite pint and it's from Cork, which is where we want to live one day.

I decided that I'd add some extra goodies in all these soaps so all the Pure Beer soaps have colloidal oatmeal that helps to calm sensitive skin, silk that adds an extra level of luxury and either clay or Dead Sea Mud for their skin lovingness.

So Lemon Nectar is made with Beamish Irish Stout, colloidal oatmeal, tussah silk and kaolin clay with Sweet Almond & Golden Oil Oils and tons of creamy Cocoa Butter and is fragranced with my own blend of zesty citrusy May Chang and deep and earthily sexy Patchouli.  It smells incredible!!

Pics below... I'll show you the others in the next few blog posts.  This one is available for pre-order right now

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Temptress .... can I say divine?

Here is one of my latest soaps... Temptress.  The name came about because a soaping friend called me a Temptress for showing so many soaping images... I thought, that's a GREAT soap name!

So here she is ... my Temptress. This luxury handmade soap is made with Sweet Almond Oil, Golden Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, & Pure Silk and is fragranced with a blend of sensual sandalwood, warm amber, a light spicing of ginger with a dash of cinnamon, a drop of darkest patchouli, all drizzled with dark chocolate. Drooling yet?

Available on Pre-Order now and fully cured by 24 May ... check out


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Couture Cupcake Soaps - Now on Pre-Order

These were fun to make! And they're on pre-order right now too! All of them are made with Goatsmilk, Kaolin Clay & Pure Silk.

Enjoy x

Links for the pre-orders are in the titles of the soaps.... really hope you enjoy these! Happy Saturday! x

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Guest Blogger on Love, Lust & Fairy Dust

Ohhh I was asked to be guest blogger on the fabulous Love, Lust & Fairy Dust blog recently whilst the owner, the lovely Jude who has an absolute passion for beauty products and skin care, is on a well deserved holiday.

I wrote about the value of Handmade Soap ... here's the link if you'd like to have a read.  And why not add Jude's fabulous blog to your blog roll!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Blue Belle

Another new cold process soap... I cannot get to do enough soaping!

This is fragranced with the scent of Bluebell and Wildflower woods, dappled in the sunlight, after the rain.  It's a beautiful floral with a lovely green background.  I looked up images of bluebell woods and tried to recreate them in this soap.

I used my usual blend of Sweet Almond & Golden Olive oils along with lashings of creamy Cocoa Butter and also added Goatsmilk, Kaolin Clay and Pure Silk... a sheer treat for your skin.

This is available for pre-order on  The soap will be posted ASAP after the cure date (21 May).  Enjoy!!


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