Finished Soap

Soap for Sale

I live in a very pet-friendly complex.  It wasn’t that way when we moved in, but over the years and with changes in ownership, there are now dogs practically everywhere.  A little dog park was even installed a couple of years ago, specifically for pet owners to have a place to take their dogs and be able to take them off-leash and play freely for a bit. 

In the office, there is even a little table filled with dog treats so people can stop in with their dogs while they’re out walking, and pick up a snack for their fur baby. 

One day, while trying to think of possible soaps I might present to the other residents here, it hit me like a bolt out of the blue (after observing maybe a dozen people out walking their dogs over the course of a half hour, lol) – dog soap! 

Some of you might be amazed that anyone would think to make handmade soap for a dog, but I tell you, it was actually that very thing that got me started on this whole soaping journey to begin with!  See, my friend was breeding pure-bred dogs, and one of them developed a skin condition.  After lots of research, she came to the solution to make a soap specifically for her dog’s skin condition.  Well, that soap was not just good for dogs.  She gave it to many friends, including me, and we all swore by how amazing it was on our own skin.  I fell in love with the whole idea of making soap once I saw what the real thing could do for my own skin.

Management has graciously allowed me to offer my soaps in the office.  I have been working all day, packaging and designing labels and wrapping soaps and sticking stickers and designing a sign to display on the little table next to the dog treats.  I’ll be taking it over on Monday.

I am more than proud, and excited, and I wanted to share it with you, who have all been so supportive of me along this bubbly way.  🙂

~Vanessa

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Mens Soap

AmberGreen Soap

Because man skin needs love too!

Scented with Cedar and Amber fragrance oil, this soap has a refreshing essence that smells like a fresh, spring morning.

It’s full to the brim of skin-loving oils and yogurt to give your skin a gentle cleanse.  No harsh, drying chemicals!

If you are interested in this soap, please email to silverhillsoapery@gmail.com!

~Vanessa

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Finished Soap, Mens Soap

Black Ice

Because man skin needs love, too!

One of my soaping goals for this year is to design a line of soaps for men.  Men have skin, and men like to have skin that feels good to them, just like women do.   Men want a soap that cleans well and smells nice without being feminine, or sparkly.

To that end, I present Black Ice.  This soap is scented with a blend of Rain Water and Fresh Snow fragrance oils for a mild, clean scent.

This soap is colored with black and blue.  Yogurt and activated charcoal have been added to skin-loving coconut oil to give a gentle cleanse that isn’t drying to the skin.

To order this, or any of my other soaps, please email me at: silverhillsoapery@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Vanessa

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Cut Soap, Finished Soap, Soap

Elemental Soap

Sometimes, you just have to go with the inspiration. 

I was watching a video that Clyde from Vibrant Soap was doing on the elements.  I’ve always loved things that express the elements and seasons.  Seeing it done in soap was so cool to me.  My head starting spinning with all kinds of ideas of how I might be able to make my own version of the elements in soapy form, and this is what came out. 

The “elements” are a combination of clear and coconut oil glycerin soap, embedded in a base of coconut oil cold process soap.  Colored with activated charcoal and black oxide; scented with Midnight Therapy fragrance oil. 

What’s not to love about the elements?  🙂

If you are interested in purchasing Elemental, or any of my other soaps, please email me at

silverhillsoapery@gmail.com

Thank you!

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Molded Soap, Soap

Milk Soap

I was really surprised when my son asked me for more face soap.  I didn’t even know he’d been using the bars I’d made a few months ago!  He believes they are helping his skin, and I can’t even tell you how happy that makes me!  My son is using my soap because he likes it and believes it’s helping, not just because it’s the soap his mom made.  #overthemoon

When he asked me about making more, I said, “Sure!  What non-black color would you like?”  Every soap I’ve made him he asks for black.  *sigh*  His response this time was, “Non-black?  Well, white then!”  I guess he’s officially grown out of his “everything must be red and blue to match Spiderman” phase.  In a way, I’m going to miss that. 

So, in keeping with his simple tastes and because this is for both him and his sister, I made a lovely, white, coconut milk soap, scented with Milk fragrance oil. 

Something about the clean, simple look to these bars, and the fresh scent, makes it a truly beautiful soap to me. 

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Please email me at silverhillsoapery at gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing any of my soaps.  Thank you!

~Vanessa

Cut Soap, Finished Soap, Soap

Gleaming, cut

20170210_130011Finally!  Cutting day has arrived!  This is what Gleaming looks like on the inside.

Gold, silver, copper, and pearl stars.

Scented with clover and aloe from BrambleBerry.  It’s a fresh scent, neither masculine nor feminine but a really nice clean scent.  I’m halfway considering leaving a bar sitting on my desk just to enjoy the fragrance, lol.

 

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This has been a really fun soap to make, and I have so many ideas for this “theme.”  I can’t wait to get started on the next one!

~Vanessa

Soap

Gleaming

20170207_230121I am so excited!  I have been planning this soap for weeks, and now it’s finally done!  Once I had the idea, it was a process of gathering everything I needed – the molds, the colors, etc. 

My daughter and I were talking last night about movies, drawing, and writing and she said, “That feeling of seeing something you’ve had in your head become real is awesome.”

“I know!” I replied, pointing to my recently finished soap. 

To her, it wasn’t quite the same thing, because soap is not a movie.  But I suspect any other soaper would get it.  🙂

~Vanessa

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