A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 306,352
Currently Running With Scissors:
453 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Bath and Beauty Additives from the desert  (Read 635 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Kimberly_Star
« on: January 07, 2008 01:49:05 PM »

Hey everyone!  A friend and I are considering making mainly soap, but also lotions, candles, glosses, bath salts and etc. to sell with her jewelry display.  Can anyone suggest some good things to add to these items that would reflect our desert location?  We're looking for scents that represent the desert and I really can't think of anything.  (We're in the desert of West Texas.)

Thanks!  I really appreciate it!

~Kim
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Online Online

Posts: 18984
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 10:17:02 AM »

There's a lovely cactus fragrance oil, will have to think of the name for you. A dupe of Polo Blue (nice clean, not too masculine scent) would be cool if you renamed it "desert skies" or something. Leather scent? That doesn't really smell too good though! What kind of flowers grow there? I'm only familiar with Arizona desert. Maybe something like honeysuckle or night blooming something.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/27

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
Kimberly_Star
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 10:40:08 AM »

Thanks, maremare!  I've been thinking cactus scents as well.  Mostly what we have is prickly pear, agave, etc, etc.  Actually, leather scented things sell surprisingly well out here.  We have a lot of tourists from out of state and they get into the "cowboy" vibe when they get here.  I guess they have to have leather-smelling hands, so they have to buy leather-smelling soap!   Roll Eyes
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Online Online

Posts: 18984
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008 09:49:15 PM »

Also maybe sage? Sagebrush? Citrus and sage is a nice combo. It would be really cute to wrap your soap with a little rope, get the whole cowboy vibe going!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/27

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
EmmyFNWL
Craftista
Offline Offline

Posts: 147
Joined: 19-Jul-2007

Rub a dub dub


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 09:42:43 AM »

Some earthy scents might make nice additions too. Nag Champa, Sandalwood or Patchouli would be nice. You could also get creative with renaming the fragrances. For instance, get a nice Rose fragrance and name it Desert Rose, or a nice Arabian Musk and call it Arizona Sunset. Good luck with your display!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Natural Skin Care Recipes, Articles, & More on my Blog:
http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com

FromNatureWithLove.com - Over one thousand ingredients for skincare and soap making.
http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com

Craftsters get 7% off at checkout using discount code: CRFTR584
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Janet Malcolm on Lost Souls and Delusional People
Geoff Dyer on Digressive Writing Styles
Brad Thor on the Action in Black List
Kathy Leonard Czepiel on the Inspiration for A Violet Season
Chuck Thompson on Keeping Texas and Giving Up Florida
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hippogriff
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.