What's up for Valentine's?

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

rainycityjen

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
238
Reaction score
249
A little less than 8 weeks until Valentine's day! I'm thinking hard about what I want to do. Already ordered some of my favorite florals (NDA gardenia, Aztec Romance dupe, NDA midnight jasmine). But I also want to do something a little different. Not heart-themed or red or pink. Also not chocolate, strawberry, or cherry, or Love Spell or Lick Me All Over. Something a little different... I saw Future Primitives soap release a "Jilted and Crushed" soap for singletons and I thought that was super cute.

What are your ideas for fun 2016 winter/spring holiday soaps? Promise I won't copy.
 

Misschief

Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Messages
4,044
Reaction score
6,187
Location
Kelowna, BC, Canada
I made my first batch of Valentine's soap yesterday.

Silk and Cream by Ev Skae, on Flickr

I decided to be somewhat decadent with my oils just cuz. I even added a little bit of heavy whipping cream and silk protein and scented it with ylang ylang and lemongrass.

It was supposed to be a swirl of some kind but I forgot to make and use dividers so it ended up being slightly swirled layers.
 

rainycityjen

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
238
Reaction score
249
Mmmm ylang ylang and lemongrass.

Oh PS not throwing shade at any traditional Valentine's soaps, just excited by creative interpretations.
 

Misschief

Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Messages
4,044
Reaction score
6,187
Location
Kelowna, BC, Canada
This will be the first Valentine since I got seriously into soap making. I'm trying to come up with ideas, too. Any ideas. I'm not into what I call frou frou soaps. I don't mind swirls and some colour but I prefer to keep the soap simple and the ingredients practical (usually).

I'd also like to come up with a Valentine's beer soap, whether male or female oriented. The brewery that's been selling my soap is wanting more again and I'm out until January (if I'd known it would be this popular, I'd have made a LOT more!). If I can make one that has something Valentine's related, I'm sure we can keep the momentum going.
 

dixiedragon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
6,472
Reaction score
4,905
Location
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou." Omar Khayyam
IDK if there is a good bread FO out there, but you could do a wine FO. Maybe a cinnamon bread with a nice bakery, yeasty note?
 
Top