Wednesday, May 18, 2011

And the Winners Are....

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Springtime Soap Contest, we had only dreamed that it would be as successful as it was. We have picked 3 lucky winners:

First place goes to Karen Pettinger with her soap Vicki's Daydream. Karen says "This is my favourite springtime soap this year. I call it "Vicki's Daydream" in memory of my sister-in-law, who passed away on March 7th from a malignant brain tumor. During her illness, she wore a beret and scarf set, knitted by my mom, in the colours I used in this soap. I mixed my micas with the skein of yarn beside me. I think the colours speak of new grass, spring flowers, and blue skies, and it is meant to be a cheery,happy soap.". What a wonderful sentiment! Vicki's Daydream is fragranced with a blend of florals, teas, and rain, refreshing and fresh. Karen swirled the soap in the slab using 4 colours. Thank you so much Karen, for your wonderful interpretation of springtime! Visit Karen's Facebook page, Plum Creek Soapworks, for more soap and information.

The second place winner is Heather Brubacher with her Oats & Lemongrass soap! "I wanted a new
flavour of CP soap that smelled crisp and vibrant, to go with all the new blossoms and open-windows weather we were having! I also wanted it to be a mild exfoliant, but kind to dry hands that have been playing in the garden." Heather used crushed oats as an exfoliant scented with lemongrass essential oil, adding nourishing calendula oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil to moisturize and protect. Its colouring is strikingly similar to real lemongrass, way to go Heather! We all thought her soaps embody the crispness of spring. Visit Heather on Facebook at
Our third place winner is Sheila Ritter for her lovely melt and pour creation. Embedded in it is a slice of loofah to exfoliate and lovely dried pansies as decoration. This particular bar is longing for summer with a tropical fragrance. Sheila sells her hand-made soaps at her local summer markets and winter fairs. Congratulations, Sheila, on your creative technique!

To celebrate the success of our first soap contest we are giving all our contestants 10% off their next order! This is just a small thank you for your hard work and for taking the time to send your picture in. We now know there will be many contests to come!

To all those who didn't rank in the top three, your soaps were still appreciated around here. Take a look at all the amazing entries:

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