Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rosemary Mint Soap week 2

New week, new soap. I started my first week before I started this blog, which is why I am already on week 2.

This week I am trying out Skin Essentials Rosemary Mint Soap. I'm loving it!

Very nice scent, mild but enough there for you to enjoy. Very relaxing scent. Just what I needed after working graveyards. I should mention when i say a mild scent I mean that it did not give me a headache, which I'm prone too when the scent is to strong. I like it when I can smell the scent comfortable, nothing is worse then a barely there scent. This soap was just the right balance.

The soap left my skin soft and comfortable, no irritations which is great! I still get a bit worried I will run into one that will bother my skin, but so far its been all good.

I guess I should not worry so much, Karen knows what she's talking about when it comes to soap. She only been making it for over 15 years!

If you are looking for something that is a touch earthy with a nice minty balance this soap is for you. I am really enjoying this combination.

If you have tried this soap or plan on trying it come back and leave a comment in my blog.

If you wish to try this soap out for yourself, you can do so by following this link to Skin Essentials shop.

If you don't see it there, send her a convo and see if she can list it for you. She's very accommodating.

Don't forget to tell her Chroma sent you!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My first pick for "What soap am I using this week?" is Lemon Grass soap by .

I love the scent of this soap. It had a nice lemon scent that is just strong enough for you to enjoy without over-powering you in the shower. My whole bathroom was infused with lemon grass and I would find myself taking a deep breath every time I went into my bathroom. I love this soap I will be buying myself more later.

This soap offers a mild exfoliation with the small bits of lemon grass in the bar. If your skin is very sensitive to exfoliation you might want to ask if she is able to make you a bar without the lemon grass pieces. I loved the exfoliating acting, I found it was just the right amount of scrub without hurting my skin.

There was nice lather too.

This bar lasted me 1 week. I had a hard time stopping with the lather-up. It smelled so good I wanted to keep going , so this bar will probably last you a bit longer. You shouldn't let the soap sit in water, since it will reduce the life of the soap because it doesn't have any detergents in it which is what makes commercially produced stuff stay hard! By keeping your bar dry in between uses, it will extend your soaps shelf life. Please realize, your bar will last longer then a week, I really over lathered with it and used it up much quicker then normal.

What can I say, I just really loved the scent, and how soft and wonderful it made my skin feel.

You should consider this bar for your next, or first, handmade bar soap purchase.

The owner of is very friendly and offers great communication too. Let her know that Chroma sent you, maybe she will send me a surprise in the mail ;)

Visit Skin Essentials by clicking on this link!

Why should you consider purchasing from Skin Essentials, besides her great soap?

She offers a Customer appreciation program: Buy 10 and the 11th bar is free!

Can't go wrong with that!

Bar soap on my skin? I don't think so!

OK, so what's up on the title?

Way back when, when I was still a preteen, my skin went through a major change. I suddenly could no longer use a lot of the soaps and detergents that I always could before.

My skin would dry out, crack and bleed, and usually feel like it was on fire too. So after many trial and errors and several hundreds of dollars later I had myself a list of possible soaps I could use.

It needs to be liquid and generally no fragrance either. But I want to use pretty soaps too! No fair :(

One day while in the chat room I was admiring with sadness the fancy bar soaps that and had in their shops when I ended up in discussions which soon turned into a soap 101 talk with them and I ended up purchasing 2 bars from each of them to bravely try on my reactive cranky skin.

I chose lemon grass soap and rosemary mint soap from and bee balm soap for me and sweet pea soap for my mom from

TOTALLY loved the scents and better yet my skin didn't fall off! WOW, I can use pretty soap now too.

Turns out the quality in handmade soap is much better then the stuff you buy in the stores and much nicer on the skin too. I would never have tried it otherwise if those too didn't take a moment to give me a correction talk in the differences of store bought soap and handmade soap.

I am very grateful to them both.

Cept now I have a handmade soap addiction problem, which is how this blog got started. So I guess its' OK.

I decided I would run a "What soap am I using now?" blog. Telling all you readers out their what I think of that soap, and hopefully make it easier for you to decide if you want to give handmade soap a try too and if so what scent and what buyer to seek out first.

I look forward to reading every one's comments, and I hope you all come back often to read about what soap I'm using now.

You will also find a rate the soap list too that I will be compiling along the travels of my "got to try em all!" soap addiction path.

I will also do a feature soap artist spot every month.

Best regards for now, excuse me but I think my new Lemon Grass Soap from is calling me to the showers!