Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fall 2013 Limited Editions

The new soaps just keep on coming!

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

The description: A spicy, dry, slightly fruity floral, Chrysanthemum is a very fresh, clean fragrance and perfectly suited to fall!

I have always loved chrysanthemums, as long as I can remember. I think they are a very underrated flower, with lots of character and a delightful scent. So I’m happy to be able to bring this to this year’s fall lineup!

Available here and here in soap, and here in other products.

Oak Leaves & Acorns

Oak Leaves & Acorns

Oak Leaves & Acorns

The description: Fall leaves and late summer flowers, with an undercurrent of evergreen. A symphony of autumnal delight!

This is one of the most-loved fall scents in the whole line, but I seem to have the most incredible amount of trouble getting it to behave itself properly and turn into soap! It’s really not the fragrance’s fault; it actually soaps like a dream. But I have a truly disproportionate number of mishaps when soaping this fragrance! Still, I’m quite pleased with how it turned out this time. (We won’t talk about how many tries it took to get here, hm?)

Available here and here in soap, with other products available here.

Next week the last eight of the fall and miscellaneous Limited Editions will be released at once, and then winter fragrances will be released either at the end of October or beginning of November.  Happy sudsing!


Fall 2013 Limited Editions, Week Seven

A spicy, woodsy pair this week!

Spice Market

Spice Market

Spice Market

The description:

Spice Market is a fall classic around here, and it tends to sell out early – this year I made extra, but that’s no guarantee it’ll last long! Available here and here in soap, and here in other products.

Mabon Moon

Mabon Moon

Mabon Moon

The description: An array of warm woodsy scents with just a hint of patchouli, underlain by musk and sweet spices, with citrus, lavender, eucalyptus, and just a hint of heady florals on the top. Very autumnal and deeply intriguing!

After creating this soap, I threw open the field for name ideas. I got dozens of fantastic suggestions, and the above was the winner! It was suggested by LuAnn Dyson on Facebook in this post. Thanks again to everyone who came up with such awesome ideas! Available here and here in soap, with other products available here.

Next week we’re saying goodbye to Gardens by Moonlight and Peach Pie soaps, and hello to two new ones!


New Stuff: Beer Soap!

Wait, what? Soap made out of beer? Absolutely! Beer is fantastic for your skin (and your hair, but maybe I’ll do something about that later). Antioxidants, amino acids, and more – it’s really quite phenomenal. It also changes the character of the soap’s lather, and is just all-in-all really great in soap. Also, let’s face it, beer is pretty awesome in its own right, yeah? These six soaps are all made with Kansas-area beers!

So anyway, on to the soap!

I’m so happy with these six soaps, and thrilled they’re finally ready to show off – just in time for the official start of Oktoberfest this weekend! You can find them here or here – and we will have them at our shows as long as supplies last. Happy sudsing – with extra suds!


Fall 2013 Limited Editions, Week Six

What is fall without delicious harvest-themed food? A lot less fun, that’s what.

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

The description: Fresh and crisp, like a walk through an heirloom orchard on an autumn afternoon.

This apple smells so realistic you can almost hear the crunch of a bite. Here as we head into apple harvest and cider season, I have been surrounding myself with this scent, and absolutely LOVE it.

Available here and here in soap, with other products available here.

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

The description: The Gingerbread Man may be too fast to catch, but this scent is right here waiting to be caught! In addition to ginger and cinnamon, there are hints of caraway and even just a smidge of black pepper for an additional pop, and a subtle undercurrent of sweet, rich vanilla.

Like so many of the fall scents, Gingerbread smells good enough to eat, wrapping you in the delicious aromas of sugar and spice.

Available here and here in soap, with other products available here.

Next week we bid farewell to Pomegranate Mint and Summer Fling, and bring in two more new scents!


Soap, soap everywhere!

Time for another photo-post!

Spice Market (forthcoming September 18)

Spice Market (forthcoming September 18)

This is a classic fall favorite around here, and I’m looking forward to having it back in the lineup.

Fresh Fallen Leaves (forthcoming October 2)

Fresh Fallen Leaves (forthcoming October 2)

Like a watercolor of autumn hues! The scent is spectacular, too; just like the name suggests.

Autumn Walk (forthcoming October 2)

Autumn Walk (forthcoming October 2)

Like a walk in the woods on an autumn afternoon.

Apple Pecan Sage (forthcoming Oct. 9)

Apple Pecan Sage (forthcoming Oct. 9)

I am very much looking forward to this one. It’s delicious!

Lavender Vanilla (forthcoming Oct. 23)

Lavender Vanilla (forthcoming Oct. 23)

The herbal floral of lavender, muted by the richness of vanilla – a delightful combination!

Confetti - replacing the current Waste Not, forthcoming . . . when the old Waste Not stock runs out, probably in a couple of weeks.

Confetti

Replacing the current Waste Not, forthcoming . . . when the old Waste Not stock runs out, certainly before the end of this month.

…I have more photos I could show off, but I think that’s enough for now! There’ll be a special photo-post coming up soon with six soaps from a project I’ve been working on – stay tuned!

 


New Nail Polish Colors!

New colors for Fall 2013

New colors for Fall 2013

I really love colors. Bright, saturated hues make me happy – and having an excuse to play with colors and blend them into pleasing configurations is just one of the many things I absolutely love about what I do. Nail polish is the purest representation of color in all of the things I make (so far!), and is a deeply satisfying and fun product to make. Recently I set out to construct a new collection of colors to shake things up a bit in the nail polish line; bringing in some more autumn`-friendly shades. The above is the result! And we have new bottles, too!

What, you want details? I can do that:

Twilight

Twilight

Soft blue-toned purple with a bit of a silver sparkle, Twilight is a snapshot of a cool October evening shortly after sunset.  Available here and here.

Silver Moss

Silver Moss

Soft, mossy green with a slate-gray/silver sheen, this is a beautiful fall green.  Available here and here.

Autumn Sunlight

Autumn Sunlight

Like golden late-September sunlight filtering through autumn-yellow trees, this beautiful shimmering gold has a hint of green at its heart, like a promise of next year’s leaves even as this year’s pass away.   Available here and here.

Cabernet

Cabernet

Deep wine-red with a hint of pink – classy and sexy!  Available here and here.

Equinox

Equinox

Seasons change and turn, one into the next, time without end. Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with this luscious, rich blue polish!  Available here and here.

Copperleaf

Copperleaf

The gorgeous flaming orange of maple leaves in the fall!  Available here and here.

If you like the whole of what you see, there is also a package deal – get the whole set of six, for the price of five! Note: The link is to a package deal on Etsy – however, if you buy all six of the polishes from the Foam on the Range webstore (in one transaction, by themselves), it will automatically process the discount for you.

Oh! And if you want to take a look at them in person, I’ll have a limited supply of these colors with me at the Vintage Girl Outdoor Market (at Absolute Vintage Boutique, 7722 W. Maple) tomorrow from 9-3.


Fall 2013 Limited Editions, Week Five

More old friends with new looks!

Wild Mint & Ivy

Wild Mint & Ivy

Wild Mint & Ivy

The description: Incredibly complex, this fragrance has many mint varieties, citrus, patchouli, wood, and lavender.

This scent is cool and sharp, woodsy and light. It’s a perfect foil to the musky and dark or spicy and sweet scents of autumn, but no less fall-like for all that. A beautiful blend!

Available here and here in soap, with other products available here.

Black Amber & Lavender

Black Amber & Lavender

Black Amber & Lavender

The description: Dark and deep, the mysterious aroma of amber resin blends gorgeously with the sharp notes of lavender flowers. Under these primary scents lies a rich vanilla, a hint of musk, and a bit of herbal tang.

This scent has some incredibly devoted (I won’t go so far as to say “rabid”) fans, who will be happy to see it back again this fall! It is a spicy, herbal, sweet fragrance reminiscent of classic aftershaves or ancient perfumes.

Available here and here in soap, and here in other products.

Disappearing next week: Lilacs in Bloom and Rose Garden. Get ’em while they’re here!