Labor Day for most signals the end of summer break and the return to school. But not for all of us in Arizona. Most of our schools here start their new school year in mid-August. So for many of us it just means that summer is winding down and fall is peaking around the corner. Fall is an exciting time for us here at Desert Blossom Soap because of all those earthy, comforting scents we create for this season's return. Scents like our Orange & Clove and the super popular Old Fashioned Oatmeal. These blends are full of the fall scents like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla and orange. These bold, spicy and sweet smells compliment each other and get us in the mood for cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes and campfires! Oh speaking of campfires, we have a new soap blend! Introducing our new Smokin Good Soap! You guessed it! This bar has a light campfire like scent created by the essential oil blend of birch tar, cedarwood atlas and balsam fir. Birch tar and cedarwood atlas essential oils both have been known to help alleviate skin issues such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Balsam fir essential oil has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties to help with removing germs from your skin. Combine these with the organic non-GMO oil base of coconut, palm, sunflower and castor makes for a perfect skin loving bar. Also added is coconut activated charcoal that lifts and removes dirt and oil. This has been my favorite bar by far, not to mention that I love campfires on a cold night! You all will have to check this one out :)
Next up is our new Palatial Peacock. I know some will say the word palatial means a big extravagant area, but it also can mean lavish or luxurious. So I chose Palatial because our peacock (who was the inspiration for this bar) has the most beautiful feathers of any bird I have seen. Pictured with our bar is some of our peacocks feathers, but the color is not what makes this bar special. The scent is what is so luxurious. We had a contest a few months back for the scent blend for this bar. One of our wonderful Facebook followers, Cindy, was the ONLY one who entered, lol! But I am so glad she did because her scent of choice was sandalwood, ylang-ylang and vanilla! Oh my, if you are a lover of sandalwood you are going to love this bar. It can be both masculine and feminine, the blend is luxurious and a bit mysterious. To add to the luxury of this bar it also has silk protein in the mix. Both of these bars are now available on the website for purchase along with our new batch of Eucalyptus & Spearmint.
Another product we are trying to get on our website is accessories to compliment your soap. We now have some beautiful soap dishes and a few soap pallets, but coming soon we will expand our line of pallets to include a few mahogany wood versions and some painted white also. We are also cutting and preserving some mesquite wood soap decks. These will be available in October 2021!
Well we hope your Labor Day weekend was safe and relaxing, but tomorrow is back to business as usual! Have a blessed week and make sure to hug your family and friends!
Clockwise from top: Smokin Good Soap, Palatial Peacock and Natural Mesquite Wood Soap deck with a half bar of Three Kings setting on it.