Soaping in full swing again

I can't believe I haven't blogged for such a long time!! I hate to admit, but sometimes there are things more important than soap. And now I can't believe I had the nerve to even say that!! The  past few months were really busy for me. It all started off with three sales in two different cities. They went well and I had one returning customer who was looking for a particular rose soap she bought from me last year. Unfortunately I had none of those left, but she agreed to try a different one. The feeling of having a returning client is unexplainable...I felt so thrilled and satisfied. Following the sales we had cousins coming from different parts of the world. It's so great to be able to meet up with family and we had a blast talking about our childhood and going to the movies and also many many family potluck dinners. And while I was having a great time with my folks, my soap stock slowly started dwindling to a point where I had no more soaps to sell. Wake up!!!!!

Thankfully I got bitten by the soap bug all over again. YAY!!!

Rose: Scented with Geranium FO and
colored with Calamine and cocoa powder

Very Vanilla: Colored with Cocoa powder and Kaolin clay and
scented with Vanilla FO

Scented with Rosemary EO. This contains a mix of ground lentils
also known as Sunni Pindi (in a south Indian language...Telugu)

Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Bergamot EO's

Thin line colored with wheatgrass powder

Scented with Basil, Citronella and Lemongrass EO's
and colored with cocoa powder

I'm finding it hard to try out any new swirl techniques because of so many almost seize and volcano situations. But I still get a high every time I soap and the excitement at the time of unmolding and cutting up the soap to see the design....I feel like a little kid with a wrapped up gift in hand, waiting to open it up. :)

Have a great day people and happy soaping!!


Topcat said...

I am glad you had so much fun with family. Isn't is awesome when the soaping bug bites again! :)

Marieke said...

These are all so beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite. I think the rosemary soap is.

Jenny said...

I'm glad that you're back soaping! It looks like you have been busy. All of your soaps are beautiful. I especially love the Rose soap with the mica line and pretty swirls on top. I like your soap stamp, too!

Chrissy said...

Your soaps are looking great! I really like the Rose soap on top - that mica / powder line is so nice and straight, and the bar looks so smooth and lovely. I can see why you have returning customers for that soap :)

Alegria Mediterranea said...

Hi Nytia,
Welcome back !
I am so glad to see you again .
Your soaps are so beautiful!
Much Love,

Doreen... said...

Your soaps are beautiful. They look really great.
LG Doreen

Anne-Marie said...

Congrats on the returning customer! And your soaps look so lovely. =)

Nitya said...

@Topcat: I love that soap bug sting! It hurts so good. :D

@Marieke: Thank you so much! Rosemary is one of my favourite's too.

@Jenny: Thank you for the lovely comment! I used cocoa powder for the swirls on top. The lighter color is soda ash. :P

@Chrissy: Thank you so much! Usually I get a pretty crooked line, but this time thanks to a very thick soap base, banging the mold on the counter didn't disturb the cocoa line.

@Claudia: It's so good to hear from you! I missed blogging and all you girls so much!! Much love to you!!

@Doreen: Vielen Dank!! :)

@Anne-Marie: Thank you so much! Congratulations again on the little girl. I'm sure you all must be waiting to meet her in person. :)

Warm sunny greetings to all!

Natalia said...

Welcome back to soaping, Nitya! Nice to 'see' you again!
I am glad you had fun with your family!
Your soaps look so beautiful, the pictures you took are just gorgeous!
Take care, dear Nitya!

Nitya said...

Thank you Natalia!! It feels great to be back. :)
Have a great Sunday!

SoapSudsations said...

Beautiful soaps! I'm sure your customers are thrilled you're soaping again. Family time is great tho and adds a nice balance to the work life.

Nitya said...

@SoapSudsations: Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a nice note. You make some very beautiful soaps yourself.
Have a great weekend!!

miscellanea said...

Looking at all Your beautiful soaps I can see why customers return to You.
Happy soaping!

Nitya said...

Thank you so much Petra!! Have a great day!!

mrsb said...

Hope you're coming back soon!

Nitya said...

Hello Mrs.B,
thank you so much for stopping by!! I have been really slack with blogging, but I will be back soon! Have lots to share with all of you. :)
Have a great day there!!

mira rao said...

Thanks for posting.i love your soaps designs.they are looking delicious.i like to read your more blogs.keep natural soap