On The Curing Rack: Peppermint Vanilla

Posted by: on May 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

I wanted to make peppermint soap for a long time now but when it came to finally finding the time I realized I didn’t just want to make a basic peppermint soap. After all, it wouldn’t be a handmade Brooklyn Bath soap if I didn’t put a twist to it.

I decided to make a blend of peppermint and vanilla with this batch. And so because vanilla naturally discolors because of its vanillin content I wanted to make sure I designed this soap as pleasing as possible.

The result was a 3 layer soap with the peppermint and vanilla blend as the 1st layer. As you can see from the photo below the layer naturally discolored to a taupe color. The 2nd and 3rd layer consisted of just peppermint fragrance.

This soap is a fresh and warm at the same time – yes it’s possible! It will be available for purchase in our Etsy shop on 5/20/12. To pre-order you can personally contact me at rose@brooklynbath.com


On The Curing Rack: Mango-Papaya Cold Process Soap

Posted by: on Apr 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lush & fruity are these bars! Loving the delicious scent of mango and papaya.

These will be added on to our retail shop at www.brooklynbath.etsy.com on 5/14/12.

If you would like to pre-order please send me a request at rose@brooklynbath.com

Fresh New Look: Lavender Breeze

Posted by: on Sep 3, 2011 | One Comment

Check out this new fresh design of Lavender Breeze!
I wanted to try something different with our best-selling Lavender Breeze soap. Same size, same scent but a fresh look. I wanted to make sure that this would be a hit so as usual I made a 1 pound test batch. Why 1 pound? It is a controlled measured batch while still being able to incorporate the fresh white swirls on this soap.

I made the same basic recipe of olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, mango butter and castor oils, fragrance lavender and skin-safe colorant. The only tweek to this recipe was the added pinch of titanium dioxide to do the white swirls and top white layer. When it was time to pour my soap I decided to pour it ounce by ounce and in different angles in my mold. That’s the beauty of the incredible art form of making soap – you can’t get it wrong!

Once I was finished pouring all the oils like a Mama Bear I covered, wrapped and placed my soap to nestle for 24 hours to cure and do it’s magic. When I unmolded I was excited to see how it looks in its entirety.

So imagine how excited I was when it was time to cut this block into bars….and….the FINAL REVEAL!

Only 4 bars were made and will be ready to sell in our Online Shop: www.brooklynbath.etsy.com

Mark your calendars! Ready Date: 9/29/11

Shaving Soap

Posted by: on Aug 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Shaving Soap

Lovely round bar of shaving soap made with olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil and a little bit of castor oil for bubbly goodness.  Also added is Bentonite Clay.  Bentonite Clay is said to help lift impurities off the face and gives “slip” to the skin when shaving.

This bar of soap is scented with Brambleberry’s Oatmeal, Milk & Honey. It’s description reads, blended with utmost care, this is the perfect melding of three fabulous scents. Sweet and toasty, this is one soap that you’ll want to take a bite out of!

You can grab one at the online shop of BrooklynBath. Each bar is $5.00

New Soaps for April

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2011 | One Comment
On the Curing Rack!

We have two soaps on the curing rack that will be ready for end of April and will be listed at www.brooklynbath.etsy.com shortly.

Zen Green Tea Handcrafted Soap
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Hemp Seed Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil.

4 oz bar/$5.00 per bar

What makes this soap different from other soaps I’ve made in the past? We used apricot kernel oil -a light oil that is good for dry skin; hemp seed oil – a lovely oil in soaps that yields moisturizing qualities to dry skin.

Ready: 4/15/11
Lavender Breeze Handcrafted Soap

Lavender Breeze

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Distilled Water, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil

4 oz bar/$5.00 per bar
(the bars are slightly larger than the usual ones so you get more soap!)

A bestseller every single month! Enjoy the soothing and calm scent of lavender in your bath.

Ready: 4/24/11