Barrelito represents my love for apple cider. It wasn't until I moved here that I had my first cup of piping hot cider from a local farm. Barrelito is a play on the word barrel in English and Spanish. This soap has rich notes of crisp apples and the warmth of an old oak barrel. It's spicy, yet smooth.
Ever experienced that cranberry sauce that comes from a can? I certainly have and THIS IS NOT IT! I like my cranberry sauce from scratch made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon and clove with a bit of sugar. Delicious. Cranberry Salsa has notes of juicy cranberries, pomegranate, pink grapefruit, grapes, strawberry, and lemon with nuances of heliotrope and apple blossoms. You can check out the making of this soap on my youtube channel here.
If you know me, you know that I'm actually a fashion designer at my "day job". I started off my design journey as a knitwear design assistant. When I think of fall, I think of chunky sweaters and scarves. So I went in and made a soap that looks like a sweater! I was surprised at how effective this technique with soap dough was, being as it is quite simple. Cozy is the most perfect unisex blend of aromatic rosewood and cedar, spicy clove, everlasting vetiver, and dark amber.
Remember what I was saying about the change of colors? THIS is what that feels like to me. Autumn smells like the change of colors. It smells like the brisk autumn breeze. It smells like lush, leafy trees changing. It has deep notes of oakmoss, almost like a bright tea.
GOOD AS PIE
Good as pie is one I've been wanting to make for so long. The reason I started Lilasuds was to make sensitive solutions for sensitive skins. This is a bar free of fragrances or essential oils. It is made with organic pumpkin puree and local raw honey from Astor Apiaries. It has a tiny pinch of ground cinnamon to round off the look, so keep that in mind if you are sensitive to cinnamon.
The Autumn release will go live OCTOBER 25th at 8pm EST here at lilasuds.com