Highland Lilly Shop
Decorative Hand Soaps
I use essential oils and work with a combination of glycerin and shea butter bases. I plan to switch to the cold press method in time, so I can make my soaps completely from scratch and natural. But for now, melt and pour bases are best suited to my current situation. I find these bases to be very nice on my hands and I like to keep the essential oil scents light and not overpowering. A full ingredient list is available upon request. (I do not make any claims to their benefits, I only describe them based on commonly attributed possible benefits.)
All soaps are available in plain white, unscented or a combination of the colors, scents and exfoliants shown.
I have chosen imagery that has meaning to me, but I can also create basic soap shapes if you do not wish to go with a decorative mold.
Hand knit cowls
I have wandered through a lot of graveyards in Scotland, and symbols such as skull and crossbones, spades, coffins, hourglasses are prevelent. This imagery is called Memento Mori which is a Latin phrase to remind us of our own mortality.
And on a lighter note, my brother and I share a love for spooky things, and I bought this mold originally to make soap for him.
I've crossed paths with sheep on every one of my wanders. Little white dots freckling the hillsides, little lambs frolicking in the springtime, or sheep scaring the daylights out of me when I didn't see them in the bushes as I approach. The fuzzy beasties are everywhere, and their wool is woven into a colourful array of tartan fabrics.