Friday, November 4, 2011

Magic Hands Workshop is in the HOUSE

Magic Hands Workshop (MHW) made amazing soaps, and as you know, Jackie of MHW gave me her soap recipes and I have been offering a few of them:  Hawaiian Sandalwood Shea Butter Soap, Alabaster Sea Salt Soap, Red Currant Sea Salt Soap and Eucalyptus Tea Tree Facial Soap. Well, this month, there will be much more added to our line:

Lavender Mint Sea Salt Soap, Bitter End Shea Butter Soap, Ambre de Nepal Shea Butter Soap, Cucumber Mint Sea Salt Soap and perhaps Wildwood Rose Soap.

This is Bitter End revealed - just out of the mold.

Bitter End is AMAZINGLY fantastic. (you think I kind of like it?)

This is Jackie's photo (above) and here is the description she wrote in her old listing:
Isn't it odd how something bitter can seem so sweet? Bitter almond, bitter orange, and bittersweet chocolate. Smells like something you'd want to eat. As long as that's really almond and not cyanide, that is. Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, water, sodium hydroxide, palm kernel oil, canola oil, shea butter, fragrance, bittersweet chocolate.

So how could I NOT make this soap?  It smells unreal.  It smells like everything I love.  So, perhaps I have more chocolate in mine than she used to make.  It's my first time making it, so when you buy a bar of it, I'd love your feedback.  Perhaps, I'll dial back the chocolate a tad.

Bitter End, coming soon:  End of November.

What are YOUR favorite Magic Hands soaps.  Perhaps I could bring them back for you?


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Now why would you dial back the chocolate? WHY!? These look so so so sultry. Yup thats the word. Sultry

Van said...

My favorite MHW soap would be Valencia. I'm down to my last bar since Jackie closed her shop. I would be soooo happy if you could bring it back! =)

Suds to Love said...

Maui Sunrise (I would love this fragrance in a regular bar instead of a salt bar) and Tangerine and Ylang Ylang and DH loved Arrogant Bastard.

Joanna Schmidt said...

Donna: I know...I'm with you. I love chocolate!! :)

Van: Funny, I've not heard of that one and going through her sales on etsy, I don't see it. Maybe it was a limited edition...?

Suds To Love: Maui Sunrise was one of my faves, but that fragrance was given to Allison of The Herb Garden.
The Herb Garden is carrying exclusives of mine!

Van said...

I was looking through her sold listings again and finally found it!

Valencia Shea Butter soap bar

Also, I second the commenter above on Ylang-Ylang Tangerine.

And also another few favorites that just popped up in my mind while looking through Jackie's sold listings:

Zen Tea

Honey and Propolis

Passionfruit Rose

I think it is awesome that you are bringing back Lime Margarita in a shea butter soap version! I've always wished that Jackie would do that because as much as I loved the scent, I've always prefered the shea butter formula! =)

Thank you for doing what you do, Joanna! I'm sure it is very well appreciated by MHW fans everywhere! Also, you have found a new fan in me for Product Body's soaps as well! Love the Sexy Laundry Day and Thai Sticky Rice (it was given to me in a soap swap). Can't wait to get more... once I get myself out of "soap rehab" that is! =)

Jean said...

Another fan of Zen Tea!

Thai Garden is another favorite. I'd like to try Honey and Propolis.