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New(ish)! Lavender Tea Tree Charcoal Handmade Soap

Newish because I added it to my shop last summer. I haven’t shared all the yummy goodness of it here, though.

I’ve wanted to make a soap with activated charcoal for a while. Traditionally, activated charcoal is used to draw out impurities. I’m not sure if that quality carries over to the soap due to the fact that the lather is rinsed away fairly quickly. It definitely adds a kind of soft, creamy feel to the lather and a gorgeous, deep marbled grey color to the soap. This is most impressive after one or two uses when the water has polished the soap. So pretty!

While it can be used as a hand or body soap, the activated charcoal made me take it in a facial soap direction. I love my Tea Tree Oil facial soap, but wanted to change it up a bit, so I added lavender essential oil as the main note with the tea tree oil as a mellower, supporting note. I think the reduction of tto in this soap makes it a bit milder than my Tea Tree Oil soap as well. Both essential oils are thought to have beneficial properties for your skin, and they smell lovely together.

My Lavender Tea Tree Charcoal Soap is in stock in my Etsy shop. My Tea Tree Oil Soap is currently sold out. Look for more soon. 🙂

SubEarthan Cottage Coupon!

Just a quick note to let you know I’m offering a 20% discount off your entire purchase in my Etsy shop with the coupon code “WINTER12”.

Below is a small sample of what you’ll find at SubEarthan Cottage. Etsy.Mini(5210670,’gallery’,3,4,0,’’);

Valentine’s Day baby

After seeing my doctors on Tuesday, we’ve decide to go ahead with an induction on Tuesday, February 14, so Mr. Beckett will be a little Valentine’s Day baby. 🙂

In the meantime I’m trying to get everything ready. I’m putting my Etsy shop on vacation beginning Saturday, Feb. 11 to have time for all the last minute preparations for Beckett, so if you want anything, get your orders in soon. 🙂

Things I’ve made today

Twelve two layer flannel baby wipes. Yes they are pink. They are just to wipe his hiney. I don’t think Beckett will care.

A stack of lavender sachets minus the lavender. I will start stuffing them soon  to  list in my Etsy shop.
Okay, this one I didn’t actually make today. It has been sitting on my sewing table waiting for some velcro to be finished. It’s so cute, though, I just had to share.
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