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.

Irene 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.

Reading Tea Leaves 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

A time to dance 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.

Anonymous 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