Something Blue for Father’s Day

If my father were still here today, I am sure he would have enjoyed my soaps.  He loved smelling nice and clean.  I remember he would buy a lot of bath products during his travels, and he had a row of cologne bottles and after-shaves on his bathroom counter.  He also liked designing and fabricating things, like the mini island in our kitchen which also served as a huge chopping board.  The surface was solid wood with a thick stainless steel frame.  I bet he would have had fun helping me with some of my soaping needs.

Father’s day is just around the corner and this year I remembered to prepare early.  I try to have a good variety of colors for my display, but currently I have more blues than usual. Yes, it was by design, but coincidentally blue is one of my favourite colors to soap with.  I like how there are so many different shades and tones to choose from and I think all of them are beautiful.  They tend to stay true to their colour, and unlike yellow and orange,  I don’t need to use as much.

Vetiver and Sage 3

Vetiver & Sage – fresh top notes of lemon, grapefruit, rosemary and sage, balanced with light florals, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver and musk

Deauville

Deauville – a breezy unisex blend of orange, ginger, ozone, hyacinth, vetiver and light musk.

Ocean 1

Ocean – smells fresh and soothing with ozone, marine and watery notes, and eucalyptus.

Tropical Sunset

Tropical Sunset – bottom blue part is scented with coconut cream; upper part is a delicious fruity mix of lime, pineapple, papaya and passionfruit.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! 🙂

 

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18 thoughts on “Something Blue for Father’s Day

  1. Natalia

    Blue is my favourite color, and I can decide which soap I love more! They all looks special, gorgeous designs, Silvia!
    Your father would be proud of you, Silvia ❤

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  2. Michelle uy

    Went through all you posts and I’m inspired to make soaps as well. 🙂 but where can I buy supplies here in cebu? Love all your soaps!

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Grocery for the oils and for the rest, IPI (International Pharmaceutical Inc). You can also try to check out downtown. They always have everything. 🙂 Good luck and have fun! 🙂

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  3. Maja

    So sorry to hear that your father is not with you, dear! No doubt he would enjoy your crafters much as you do and be the most helpful at creating tools and equipment for you.
    We don’t celebrate such a thing as father’s day, but I’m glad that you found your inspiration to create these beautiful soaps.

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    1. soapjam Post author

      I bet Father’s Day was created by Hallmark Cards. Hahaha! My dad didn’t care about how something would look; it was all about function. I think he could have easily helped me with scaling production. 🙂 . Thank you, Maja. 🙂

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    1. soapjam Post author

      People in the soaping community highly recommend LaserCutz, and there are several sellers on Etsy. But since I am all the way in the Philippines and didn’t want to wait, I looked for a place in my town that makes laser-cut trophies, plaques, name plates, and such. A lot of people have asked me about my stamps. I told the business owner about it, but at this point, they don’t have a website to accept online orders. I honestly think anyone with a laser cutter can do it. Depending on where you are, you may want to order from LaserCutz or find one in your town. 🙂

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  4. Monica

    Beautiful soaps to honour your father Silvia! He’d definitey be proud of your wonderful accomplishments in both your careers.

    All your soaps are beautiful but I especially love the shade of blue in the first picture.

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  5. ecovioletsoap

    Silvia, Wow these are stunning! I love the Vetiver & Sage design the best but they are all swoon worthy. I lost my father a few years ago too so I know how you feel. It’s nice to honor the fathers out there with these lovely designs. 🙂

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  6. Madame Propre

    Silvia they all look great. And their names fit so well with the designs. You even made a French soap!!! Ahah! Deauville never has such clear waters, but I am glad you imagine it like this. Just do not visit.. You would be disappointed by the cool, dark grey water! Congratulations for this great serie of masculine soaps!

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    1. soapjam Post author

      I have been to Deauville many years ago and I really thought I saw clear blue waters, but my memory is probably playing tricks on me. Sometimes things are better in our memory than they really are. Haha! For sure it was a fun trip with friends. 😊

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