Monday, 4 May 2009

treating myself

Seduced by this post I treated myself to some handmade soaps from Oakmoss. When I came home on friday a little parcel was waiting for me - delicious smells wafting from within. Inside, beautifully wrapped soaps and a little extra gift too.



Amber has a talent for blending essential oils, which she adds to her soaps. The results are delicately fragranced creamy soaps in generous sized bars.


I'm extremely fussy about what I use on my skin, and don't buy any commercially-made products, so to please me is no mean feat! Amber also sent some lovely soya wax (non toxic, unlike paraffin wax) essential oil blend tea lights, and a little linen bag of bath salts, along with a sweet handmade thank you card.


All packaged with great attention to detail, and simplicity. I love brown paper and linen string! And I feel thoroughly spoiled, too. Thanks so much, Amber!

So go on, check out Amber's etsy shop, and spoil yourself too!

13 comments:

Evy said...

Oh dear, those look lovely! Handmade soaps make me feel like I've been treated with luxury, ha! I bet those are fabulous, and how sweet of her to send you a little gift.

Thank you for sharing, I will definitely go check her shop!

Pipany said...

Gorgeous. I hate paraffin base products too Diana, especially as Lucy and I react to them with pinky red skin of a most unattractive nature. The soaps look just lovely. Enjoy them and have a lovely week xx
(the word verification says 'chill'!)x

Simone said...

I adore handmade soaps! I will go and have a look at her shop right mow!

Rebecca said...

I'm off to look at her shop now!! I love the way she has packaged the soap... and her thankyou card is very cute too!

Ali said...

Everyone deserves a treat now and again, and yours looks lovely.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Buying those kind of treats for yourself is bliss. Things in brown pare packages tied with string are the best. I hope you enjoy yourself immensely with these soaps. I use pure olive soap that I buy at one store only and I love it. I even wash my hair with it and it makes it very soft. I also don't like all sorts of chemicals on my skin and pure olive soap is the best that I can get. I lasts a long time too.

Cottage Garden said...

The packaging is beautifully simple, I know what you mean about brown paper and string! and how lovely to get a thank you card. I will check out her shop imediately!

Julia said...

How beautiful! I think I might be drifting towards etsy any moment now....

:)

Enjoy your treats

J x

cocoa and blankets said...

...oh they look lovely ...you are a wonderful photographer and catch the simplicity of the articles perfectly...have you tried Skye Soaps...they are lovely too, we always bring a bundle back but they do mail order...wrapped in your favourite grease proof paper (cant remember what its called)...have a lovely week sweetie...H

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing. I will be trying some of these.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

Wow, they look lovely!!

louise said...

I love to wrap in brown paper too. Lovely treats. x

Exmoorjane said...

I'm uber-sniffy about what I use too Diana, so great to have such a rave review from someone equally fussy....shall go see.
janexx