Fabulously Festive Fall & Halloween Soaps

pumpkin patchOn a quest again for all things pumpkin, I came across more wonderful handmade soaps.  What caught my eye first was the very original scent names that are given to the soaps.  Not your traditional scent names, Mad Hatter Soap Co. has taken the time to come up with creative and fun names for each scent.

Of course, I was immediately drawn to the scent “Midnight in the Pumpkin Patch”.  But a few other Halloween scents intrigued me too.

How about “Endora’s Elixir” :

A spellbinding brew of green tea and bergamot peel mellowed with a dash of coriander, a pinch of marshy mugwort, and stirred lightly with a birch broomstick.

endora's elixir handmade soaps

Or some “HobGoblin” :

A tall goblet of pale-green absinthe sweetened with the tiniest drop of candied apple and topped with a grim layer of mischievous black licorice.

hobgoblin handmade halloween soapsOr the soap I ordered and am dying to try, “The Gingerbread Imp” :

Piping hot gingerbread, spiced orange cake, vanilla, and brown sugar molasses baked with the Imp’s own blend of mischief and mayhem.

gingerbread imp scented soapsEverything about this soap company appeals to me.  The look of the soaps, the catchy scent names, the company logo and even the packaging.  The soap bars are super thick and come in at around 4oz each.

If these scents sound interesting to you, don’t delay.  They are only available for a limited time.  If fall and Halloween scents aren’t your thing, there are many other everyday scents to choose from.   I can’t wait to see what’s on tap for Christmas scents!

Visit Mad Hatter Soap Co. to see what unique scents they have whipped up today…

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Candied Beauty Cupcake Shaped Bath Bombs

Candied Beauty cupcake fizzy bath bombWinter is always my very favorite time to take a nice hot bath every evening.  I tend to go through a lot of scented bubble bath and fizzy bath bombs.  Right now I have a few in back stock to get me started, but I will need more!

Candied Beauty caught my eye on Etsy simply because their products look amazing!  The colors and the scents are very appealing.  When a product looks so nice, it’s hard to pass it by.

I was immediately drawn to their cupcake shaped bath bombs.  They are so adorable and are a whopping 7 ounces each!  That’s quite large and I could get at least two baths out of each one.  But I would have a hard time using it since it’s too darn cute to use!

Candied Beauty's fizzy bath bombsI guess that’s where their standard bath bombs would come into play.  They are still very colorful but shaped plainly.  I could use these ones without feeling guilty that I melted something so pretty.

Candied Beauty is located in Canada so shipping costs can be a tad bit higher when shipping to the states.  However, I can imagine that they’re probably worth the extra expense.  I’ll just have to plan ahead and order a bunch at once!

Browse Candied Beauty’s full selection of fizzy bath bomb goodies…

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60 of My Best Selling Candle Fragrances

I carry a ton of different fragrances for my candle and tart making business.  With so many great scent oils out there, I have a hard time limiting my scent list.  I have tested lots & lots of oils from many different suppliers.  Over the years, I have narrowed it down to only a few suppliers.  These few suppliers carry highly fragrant oils with reasonable prices.  I have had nothing but good luck with them.  I use soy and paraffin blended waxes and they work perfectly with them.

I have made up a list of 60 of my best selling, most requested scents that I currently carry.  I separated them by the supplier I order them from so you can find them easily.  There are some really unique fragrances on this list that you will never find in any retail candle.  That’s why I love making candles, I get to make them in some really exciting scents!

Nature’s Garden

  • Candied Apples (Winter Candy Apple)
  • Candy Cane
  • Candy Corn
  • Cappuccino
  • Caribbean
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Christmas Cabin
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Cinnamon Donuts
  • Cranberry Cobbler
  • Fresh Linen
  • Granny’s Pecan Pie
  • Jelly Donuts
  • Love Spell
  • Pink Sugar
  • Pumpkin Crunch Cake
  • Raspberry Zingers
  • Red Hot Cinnamon
  • Snow Angels
  • Tangerine Dreams
  • Witches Brew

Candles and Supplies

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Baby Powder
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Christmas Tree
  • Cinnamon Crunch
  • Lilac
  • Macintosh Apples

Kentucky Candle Wax Supply

  • Banana Cream
  • Birthday Cake
  • Cotton Candy
  • Old Fashioned Christmas
  • Patti Cake

The Candlemaker’s Store

  • Caramel Brownie Cheesecake
  • Cherry Almond
  • Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar (Almond Joy)
  • Christmas Wreath
  • Gingerbread
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Sugar Cookies

Just Scent

  • Amazing Apple Pie
  • Apple Berrie Cream Parfait
  • Bear Claws
  • Extra Spicey Spice Cookies
  • Hawaiian Cake
  • Lavender
  • Marshmallow Madness
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Harvest Cake
  • Pumpkin Nog
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Pumpkin Vanilla Creme
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Reindeer Retreat
  • Serendipity
  • Snickers Coffee Blend
  • Strawberry White Cake
  • Twinkies
  • Wedding Cake

Handmade Natural Soaps From “A Wild Soap Bar”

I don’t know why I have such a fascination with smelly stuff.  I absolutely love buying and using pretty handmade soaps that not only look nice but smell great.  A Wild Soap Bar has some really unique scents in their soap collections.  These natural soaps have wild and organic herbs added.  After watching their video, posted below, I think I may have to try the Wildflower and Sunflower soaps.

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20 Of My Favorite Suppliers For Candle and Soap Making

I have mentioned before that I also have a side business of making my own soy blend scented candles and tart melts.  I have spent the last 4 years trying different supplier’s wax, wicks and oils.  If anyone reading this is like me, it can be frustrating finding the best, most reliable supply companies online.  It takes lots of time and effort to search thru thousands of site entries that offer supplies.  I have compiled this list of 20 suppliers that I order from on a consistent basis.  They offer the best quality and selection of scent oils I have found.  Many others exist, but this is my own personal opinion of the best ones.

Alabaster Candles and Supplies

Aztec Candle and Soap Supply

Candle Science

Candle Soylutions

Candle and Supplies

Early American Candle Supplies

Fragrance Oil Heaven

Indiana Candle Supplies

Jessie’s Wax Embeds

Just Scent

Kentucky Candle Wax Supply

Lone Star Candle Supply

Millcreek Soy Wax Candle Supply

Nature’s Garden

Save On Scents

Tennessee Candle Supplies

The Candlemakers Store

The Jar Store

Tri-State Candlemaking Supplies, Inc

Wholesale Supplies Plus