Sunday, September 14, 2008

"In the land of goats milk and honey......."














"In the land of goats' milk and honey" there can only ' bee' an assortment of beautiful handmade soaps for me! Soaps that are made from goats milk, honey, olive oil, shea and cocoa butters and essential oils etc..... This is the second soap award that I am extending to a fellow blogger and welcoming commenter. In the short time that I have come to know her, she has expressed her feelings and feedback that has made me feel part of this vast blogosphere! Thank you Reeni!

I was setting out to my studio pondering on how to make a soap that would resemble a piece of honeycomb. The answer was staring right at me, when I looked up at the bees nest embedded in the roof of my studio. The honeycomb bar turned out to be a "killer" interpretation because it so happened that a killer bee gave me the inspiration that I needed ( okay, even I realize that this is wayyyy corny!) I molded the "comb" separately and embedded it into a 3D mold.

'The Lily of the valley' soap bar has the softest and most intoxicating aroma. It is a bit complicated to make, especially since you have to mold the lily first and then do a second pouring of the white goats milk soap base without making the colors "run."

The' corkscrew' smells just like the ocean and I literally had to 'paint' the pearl lustre to give it a luminous shell. It hangs from a string of 'pearls.' See also:

http://giddygastronome.blogspot.com/2008/03/sea-shell-soaps_6053.html

http://giddygastronome.blogspot.com/2008/03/goats-milk-and-honey-soap.html


Email: nazarina@karston.com

Did you know that the bee acts as a biological filter : they die if they come into contact with toxins and thus do not bring pollutants into the hive!
A thin coat of honey can be applied to the skin to disinfect and heal minor skin wounds and chapped lips. Honey can also help calm the mind and promote rejuvenating sleep...all according to "Nature's Remedies."

Honey has helped me desensitize my allergies!

Nazarina A.

16 comments:

tallmisto said...

Is there anything you don't do?

Girl Japan said...

Yes.. is there anything you don't do- but that reminds me when I moved to Japan I quickly became the "Jane of all Trades" cause a girl has got to do what she has to do..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow i don't know those awesome facts about honey. Thank u for sharing down. First time here, u have a nice and yum blog.

Ron said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Reeni said...

I didn't mean to peek, honest! I feel so lucky to be on the receiving end of these gorgeous handmade gifts.
You are amazing in your abilities! I'm sitting here with my honey mask on; honey has done wonders for my dry skin. You must be very intuitive to know that I love honey. That shell looks so real. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for bestowing these gifts upon me!

SweetBites said...

Hi,ur blog is awssome & thanks for the info about honey.

Kitchen Flavours said...

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Sweetiepie said...

This is cool.I wonder what is the smell like.The aroma must smell very sweet.:)

Lori Lynn said...

OH, this is very interesting. And I love the pretty Lily of the Valley soap.
Lily of the Valley is a symbol for my sorority.

Thanks for visiting my blog Nazarina. See you soon!

Lori Lynn

SweetBites said...

Hi Nazarina, thanks for ur kind thoughts & i really appreciate it. My email is zarmgmum@yahoo.com How's ur raya (Eid) preparations? hope everything is going well with you & family.

Michele said...

making your own soap is so rewarding. I haven't made a batch since I moved to the east coast. My fave to make was lavender flower and oatmeal. I love the look of your honeycomb soap! I am totally addicted to soaps. If you look in our bathroom cupboard I probably have at least 20 different bars of soap. :-)

Kate / Kajal said...

oh yeah i know all about the benefits of honey !
Amd girl these soaps are gorgeous !!!
i'm just wonderin if i got a soap like that i'd be hard for me not to eat it :P

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness! I am in awe of your talent!

michelle @ TNS said...

that top picture is so lovely!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Thnak you for visiting and leaving comment at my blog. ;)

Im like a little kid when it comes to good smelling stuff. Those bar soaps look amazing. If I wasnt careful, i might accidentally bite into them! lol.

Farina

Amy said...

thanks for your comment! your feast lookd beautiful. :)