For this version of The Muse Soap, I’ve added activated charcoal and kept the scent the same. The charcoal gives it a little texture for a mild scrubby effect. Charcoal is supposed to be detoxing and is often found in soap. I know of no way to prove this claim, so I will let you decide. This soap has superior cleansing properties without leaving your skin dry. The bonus is the pleasant scent it leaves on your skin.
All for Adventure & Discovery in Fine Soap!
Lori Curry – Magellan’s Gift™
Handcrafted gardener’s soap for glove haters!
The Glove Hating Gardener’s Soap has finally arrived!
This fine handcrafted soap is based on the winter testing trials. This is done annually, where a new project is picked and perfected with your help.
Samples are given out starting late February at the Harrisonburg, VA Farmers Market and with online orders at www.magellansgift.com .
The small batches are staggered to allow feedback. Questions were asked, like: is it too coarse? Too soft? Is it moisturizing? Is it able to clean really dirty hands? But what was interesting . . . was how many people said they need a soap like this because they hated gloves.
The final result is a scrubby bar of soap designed for the hands. It is good for the chef, as well as the cook, mechanic, farmer or gardener.
It is enhanced with avocado oil and sea clay, scented with lemongrass, ginger and rose geranium essential oils. A special blend of corn meal, orange peel powder, parley powder, apricot grounds and pumice turns your rough dirty hands into clean hands that smell fresh and are soft.
Available starting April 30, 2016
May warm bubbles surround your hands!
Lori Curry ~ Magellan’s Gift™ ~ Adventure & Discovery in Fine Soap!
Once upon a time, I bought a small brick ranch house built in the late 60’s for my home. I had no idea what the future would bring. Most likely, my home will never be featured in a classy decorating magazine or win awards for design. Some women my age are remodeling kitchens with granite counter tops, I lust after stainless carts with wheels.
The future may bring a lye tank for storing lye solution and another tank for a master batching of soap, drums of oils instead of 50 lb buckets. I currently could easy use them up before spoiling. As I grow, my thoughts will no doubt change. Right now, I’m in a happy place, and I never wanted to be normal anyway.
This Saturday will be the last chance for local sales. Dress warm and enjoy the last market of the year. I will be back vending this Winter at the Harrisonburg, VA Farmers Market starting Saturday, January 2 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Online sales will continue, but might not arrive for Christmas Day depending on your location. Thanks so much for all those that have supported Magellan’s Gift™ either with purchases or positive comments!
Lori Curry ~ Magellan’s Gift ~ Adventure & Discovery in Fine Soap
This is a little trial for a much larger project of a steam-punk impression mat for my 30 bar soap mold. This time I’m working with food grade silicone. It will be one large mat poured at about a quarter of an inch. Next year, I’ve got several really neat projects, so stay tuned.
Lots of bubbles coming your way!
Lori Curry ~ Magellan’s Gift™ ~ Adventure and Discovery in Fine Soap
So, here is the first of the soap made with handcrafted steam-punk silicone impression mats by Magellan’s Gift™. Just a start, I’ll be working on improvements for quite awhile.
Several new stamps, handcrafted by Nula Shearing of Noolibird, arrived just in time for the Holidays. I’m hoping to add more to my collection next year. The hand stamped bags fit one bar of soap each and are available on the website. Local folks can find them at the Harrisonburg, Va Farmers Market for the next three Saturdays.
Tip: A great way to recycle fake Christmas garland is to make them into gift tags. This time of year it is easy to find felt tip pins in gold, copper or silver to decorate your tags.
As always may warm bubbles surround you, may the season bring wonder and joy or at least survive it with some grace!