New creation in the Etsy shop: Champagne soap

Handmade Champagne Soap

 Champagne soap  in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy

I’m not a big alcohol drinker but I have a weakness for champagne. I love the pop of the cork, the way it hisses as it’s poured into a flute glass and the way the effervescent bubbles tickle my nose. Most of all, I love the dry crisp scent of a freshly poured glass. For me, that scent brings back memories of celebrations, happy times with friends and romantic evenings.

You know what I don’t like about champagne? The morning after. The stuff gives me a nasty hangover that makes me regret all of my life choices up to that point. (Perhaps because I can’t stop myself from overindulging when I get the chance.)

So, when I discovered a phthalate free champagne fragrance oil from one of my favorite soap suppliers, I knew I had to use it. This scent does not disappoint! It’s clean and airy with a hint of sweetness. It’s like having a fancy party in your shower without the nasty hangover. Made with our blend of skin loving olive, rice bran, coconut, palm and avocado oils, this soap gently cleans your skin as the scent dances around your nose.

Want to give Champagne soap a try? You can find it, along with many other tantalizing scent options, in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy.

New creation in the Etsy shop: Shower Fresh Handmade Soap

Shower Fresh Handmade Soap

I’ve had a busy couple of months as I restock my supplies and get ready for this summer’s Hudson Flea. The first show is May 28 from 9 am to 4 pm. Come out and meet me if you live in Northeast Ohio!

This year, I’m bringing some new scents, including this perfect unisex soap, Shower Fresh. It has hints of aftershave, orange zest and spice, making it popular with men and women alike! Its thick lather washes away the toughest grime while olive, rice bran and hemp seed oils keep skin feeling pampered.

Thick lather

Can’t make it to the Flea? No worries! You can buy this soap, and lots of other yummy scents in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy.

 

New creation in the Etsy shop: Handmade tea tree and Dead Sea mud soap

ea Tree and Dead Sea Clay

Handmade tea tree & Dead Sea mud soap in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy

A few months ago, I bought a little bag of Dead Sea clay powder and I’ve been itching to use it in a soap recipe. To turn the Dead Sea powder into Dead Sea mud, I simply added a bit of water, mixed it well and added it to my soap batter, along with tea tree essential oil, once the oils and lye emulsified.

Dead Sea clay

The end result is a luxurious bar of deep-cleansing soap. Castor oil and coconut oil give this bar a fluffy, long-lasting lather and the Dead Sea mud provides plenty of slip, which makes it great for shaving.

Tea Tree and Dead Sea Soap Lather

Want to give Tea Tree and Dead Sea mud soap a try? You can find it, along with many other tantalizing options, in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy.

Great gift ideas: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine's Day Gift Idea - Spa Day Basket

Are you struggling to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Nothing says, “I love you,” more than a gift you created yourself. With a small amount of effort, you can put together a gift that brings hours of joy and relaxation to your Valentine: A spa day basket!

You’ll need:

  • A decorative basket (you can get these pretty affordably at your local craft store) or a sturdy gift bag.
  • A fluffy white washcloth to nestle the items in (or really customize the basket by making your own hanging soap pouch).
  • Fancy bath accessories such as a loofah, bath pouf, natural sponge and massaging tool.
  • Your favorite Emmet Street Creations products! Our Exfoliating Rosemary Mint,  Blue Agave and Eucalyptus, Lavender and Mint handcrafted soaps are perfect scents to create a spa day experience. Remember to use coupon code LOVE16 at checkout to save 15% off purchases of $15 or more in our Etsy store!

That’s it! You get the satisfaction of putting together a great gift and your love gets a ready-made way to relax!

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New creation in the Etsy shop: Handmade peppermint soap

Peppermint Handmade Soap

 Handmade Peppermint Soap in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy

Are you a night owl? When your alarm goes off at the crack of dawn (or earlier), do you chronically hit the snooze button in the hopes that five more minutes will magically make you feel rested and ready to tackle the day? Yep, me too.

That’s why I like to keep a bar of peppermint soap in my shower. Peppermint isn’t just a fun scent for the holidays. It’s fresh clean scent is wonderfully eye-opening any time of the year. When 5 A.M. rolls around and I’m faced with another day in the cubicle jungle, a hot shower surrounded by the clean scent of peppermint is just the thing to get me going.

Want to give peppermint soap a try? You can find it, along with many other tantalizing scent options, in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy.

New creation in the Etsy shop: Blue agave handmade soap

Blue agave handmade soap

Blue agave in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy

A few months ago, I wrote about using indigo powder to color soap naturally. One of the batches I tried used a scent called “blue agave.” Unfortunately, the soap design had some issues that I wasn’t happy with. As it cured, the indigo color bled into the white portions of the soap and I just didn’t like the way it looked.

Despite this imperfection, the batch sold out quickly because the scent was out of this world! Blue Agave is a zesty unisex scent featuring notes of citrus, apple, black currant and lily of the valley. One loyal customer says it has the same citrus notes as “Be Delicious” by DKNY.

I decided to remake the soap using a much simpler, one color design and I’m so happy with the way it turned out! It’s made with my favorite blend of olive, rice bran, coconut, palm and avocado oils to leave your skin gently cleansed and feeling pampered.

Want to give this soap a try? You can find it, along with many other tantalizing scent options, in the Emmet Street Creations store on Etsy.

Freshly stocked: Pumpkin spice soap

Pumpkin spice handmade soap

It’s fall! I’m sad to say goodbye to the warm days of summer but I’ve decided to embrace fall with cozy sweaters, comfort food and all things pumpkin! I’ve jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon by adding it to hot chocolateFrench toast and even chili

Fall is the perfect time to restock the Emmet Street Creations store with pumpkin spice soap! This soap smells like fall with a delicious fragrance that contains hints cinnamon, nutmeg a just a touch of sweetness. Our blend of high quality olive, rice bran and castor oils will keep your skin feeling soft and ready for snuggling up by the fire.

Be the first one on your block to use Emmet Street Creations’ handmade pumpkin spice soap. It’ll make you look so good, your friends will wonder what you’ve been up to.

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