New this month is a soap named
South Padre Rose.
Made with rose and frankincense, the inspiration was a thought of a rose bowing with the breeze in the sandy soil near a beach. There's the beauty of manicured landscapes that wow us with colorful flowers and exotic greenery--and, there's the beauty of an occasional buttercup (aka evening primrose) pushing through the sand to smile up at us.
I was surprised to find there is a beach rose (rosa rugosa) noted for its hardy nature and love of salt spray. This is my artistic expression of a rose and sand--a softly colored rose layer with a second layer in natural with powdered frankincense. It's also my first attempt making a two-layer soap; i.e., making two separate batches back to back to create the effect I wanted. Will I do this again? I dunno. South Padre Island is calling. . .
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