Beneficial and Delightful Soap for Skin, Senses & Spirit

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Cleaning the Temple

Spring feeling more like summer here! 
Regardless of what the weather feels like, I follow the time-honored tradition of 'spring cleaning'. Not only do I go through clothes and household goods for donation, I also cleanse and purify the house. 
The spring cleaning of one's living quarters makes a big difference in the personal environment. 
Typically, I thoroughly clean the house, change out bedding, drapes, carefully clean all crystals, adornments and organize or toss clutter. Then, I prepare a solution, depending on my purposes or intentions, and wipe down all the home's surfaces. Last, I burn incense and utilize aromatherapy.
I have not posted in awhile because I have been super-busy creating new soaps! I am excited about these new beauties, but I will wait awhile longer before posting any images. The curing period can test my patience. Especially the curing period for pure castile soap, which is 6 - 12 months. 
While we are on the topic of spring cleaning, many of you may not know that I create special soaps for rituals, ceremonies and purposes. These soaps are typically custom-ordered to the client's specifications. I have a small arsenal of herbs, roots and oils that I use to create these special soaps. Lastly, I imbue each and every one of my soaps with Reiki energy. I hold a 3rd degree in Reiki, although I do not widely advertise that fact.
I recently made some custom ritual soap attuned to Angelic healing for a special client. The order turned out beautifully.
Additionally, I have a batch of soap that is curing on the shelf that uses particular oils and herbal decoctions for prosperity. Sometimes, you must have knowledge of the magical arts and you will be able to spot the special soaps in the shop.
Here is a current example of a spiritually-based cleansing soap .....

Sweetgrass, Cedar & Sage
This soap is made with the essential oils of the smudging herbs: sweetgrass, cedar and sage. These herbs are said to purify spaces, places, a person and the atmosphere. The smudging practice is well-known to Native Americans and Spiritual Practitioners. 
I am fond of this soap, as it has a mild, clean aroma and is colored with natural chlorophyll and turmeric. As always, the soap recipe itself is lightly moisturizing.
So, do keep in mind that "Your Body Is Your Temple"
How about a nice spring cleaning in your tub?
In Love, Truth and Beauty


  1. I'm a big fan of spring cleaning too. Even if the house doesn't seem that messy it feels great to de-clutter and simplify your surroundings =)

  2. Anne-Marie! Congrats on the new bambino!
    My environment affects me, so I cannot live with clutter.
    Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment.

  3. Very beautiful soap!. Congratulations. Regards.

  4. Spring cleaning? Can you come round and do mine afterwards?

    Love the sound and look of the soaps... sounds just lovely!

  5. Celine,
    I will be right over. Ha ha!
    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

  6. @Majestad - Thank you so much for the lovely comment! Always wonderful to hear positive things!
    I appreciate you taking the time to read and post.