Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Adventures in Soap Making: The Best Damn Dinosaur Fossil Soap You've Ever Seen

It's been a little bit since I've updated on my body care line/soap making adventures. We're nearly ready to launch. I've bought a couple of domain names, products are sitting waiting to be labeled, and we're anxious to get out selling! The thing that keeps us from moving forward swiftly is formulating. As my wise teacher advised, things rarely comes out as you envision; it takes time to invent quality formulations. We moved a lot of products that were intended for our initial launch to future launches because we refuse to put out anything we can't endorse 100%. Today I had to share our favorite project so far! Sometimes The Universe has mercy, the stars align, and a project comes out exactly as you envisioned!


Inspired by Jurassic Park, I wanted what looked like a dinosaur fossil trapped in sap resin. Does it make sense that a dinosaur was in a tree? No. Just run with it! The amber sap could be an analogy for soil or any other more conductive fossil medium! These soaps are so gorgeous in person, I wish I could have taken better photos but my DSLR camera is on the fritz. They're very shiny with depth.


The soap has a natural honey-base, making it anti-microbial, a good choice for cleaning your hands or face. It has a rich lather and smells absolutely amazing. We used a mix of vanilla and orange essential oils to make a "dreamsicle" scent that immediately brightens your mood. Just smell the soap and you'll want to devour it. Or live inside it forever. I have one on my desk to smell periodically, it takes me to a happy place. (Orange and vanilla essential oils are mood-lifting.)


If you'd like to buy a dinosaur soap they're $5.00 each. I have 8 rectangle bars and 4 round bars (not pictured). Send me an e-mail. Otherwise, we have some delicious coconut lime, pineapple grapefruit, and various other soaps, roll-ons, deodorants, toothpastes, room/body aromatherapy sprays, and more coming soon.

Have you been working on any interesting summer projects? I've been doing the soap biz, school, taking some of my first clients for my new businesses (love. it!), exploring nature as much as possible and I feel like I'm nearly done with Project-Better-Apartment. Can't wait to share more updates on the blog! Early May was stressful but income is streaming in again, savings is building up, I'm learning tons every day; things keep improving. I feel so happy and grateful every day to be alive, working on projects I've always been passionate about. Stopping my attempts to do everything has been a big help! How's your summer been?
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18 comments:

  1. Those are so unique! I think you will do well!

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    1. Thanks Shannon. We thought so too. Haven't seen anything like them.

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  2. I don't know what you're talking about. These photos are great and illustrate the soaps beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Fenna :) I had to use a high ISO for these night-shots so they're high grain and particularly in the last 2 shots, that's not quite what they look like. These were shot on my mom's kitchen island right when we finished, the camera wouldn't turn on for me to re-shoot them at home with daylight. The first 3 show what the soap looks like after some editing.

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    2. Also if you have any recs for a new camera, let me know!

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  3. These are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and looks so much fun!
    mary ann
    http://thirdeardear.blogspot.com

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  4. These are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and looks so much fun!
    mary ann
    http://thirdeardear.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute! I bet these fly off the shelf.

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    1. Thanks! So far there's one left, time to order more dinosaurs :)

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  6. Love themmmmmm Van!! Can't wait to ser what eles you have in your sleeves hehe today im going to a natural soup workshop maybe we can exchange ideas later? Big hug xx

    Www.shantiFreebird.com

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