Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Heart Felt SOAPS



I've been busy felting soaps handmade by the lovely Leanne from FeelAtHome.

She handmakes natural, luxurious & organic cold pressed soap here in New Zealand.

Her soaps are really fun to felt and my hands have never smelled so good - in fact my whole house smells great - quite lemongrassy!

We got together in this collaborative effort when I started doing Hobbs Wharf market on Sunday mornings and she was on the stall next to me. Funny how things happen....

About felted soap:

When wet, the soap lathers up and the wool gently exfoliates your skin.

As you use the soap, the wool keeps shrinking around the soap and when the soap is gone, you are left with a tiny felted pouch that can be used as a scrubby, or cut open to store little treasures or placed in your linen drawer with a few drops of essential oil to make your linens smell gorgeous.

Ideal as a unique gift for travelers and college students as no washcloth is needed!

Keep in a dry dish between uses.

NEW ZEALAND's ORIGINAL FELTED SOAP

8 comments:

Angela said...

What a cool idea ! And they are so pretty ! Wonderful !
Angela

ArtSparker said...

Did you two invent this? How unutterably cool.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you! No I didn't invent the idea - I saw some on Etsy, but without the needle felted detail ontop of the base felt layer.

But I haven't seen it anywhere here in NZ - in fact most people here are unsure what to do with them when they see them!

Jasmine said...

Beautiful. What bliss. Will you be selling any?

Ginga Squid said...

Yes - we're selling them now. I don't have any listed on my Ginga Squid website, but Leanne has them all for sale at her soap studio.

You can email her at leanne@feelathome.co.nz

Just let her know which colours you fancy....

Swati said...

Wow! What an awesome idea Vicky!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very cool! I think I need some of these...

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you! I can't believe how well these are selling. Which is fab as I hardly ever sell much of my jewellery. The handmade soap is yummy too - Leanne makes some gorgeous flavours. She is thinking of geranium & black pepper for her next batch....mmmmmm.