For some reason ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with Italy. I had always wanted to go even though I don’t have a drop of Italian blood in me. I use to plan imaginary trips and dream of going there some day. Well eventually I grew up and turned those dreams into reality.
A lot of my soaps are inspired by Italian food, landscapes and even architecture. For instance take a look at my Cedarwood Lavender Handmade Soap pictured below.
and now take a look at this photo I took in Venice, IT
When I took that photo in Venice I never thought it would inspire a soap, but when I arrived home and looked through my photos this photo grabbed me every time and became one of my favorites. Over time I wanted a soap that had the same complexity as this picture with the aged walls and the natural texture that jumps out at you. I wanted the soap to have the warmth of the soft natural light in this photo and voila! That is when I made my Cedarwood Lavender Soap.
Another one of my Italian inspired soaps is the Limoncello Soap which is created after the famous Italian liqueur Limoncello. I had never heard of it until one day I was sitting in a beautiful cafe in Positano, IT and they served me a complimentary Limoncello as an after dinner drink. At first it was kind of tart, but then it grew on me and I fell in love with it.
Here is a photo of my Limoncello Soap
and here is a photo of the famous Limoncello Liqueur
I love all things Italian and I’m sure you’ll see more of my Italian inspired soaps and themes in the future, but thought I would take the time today to show you a few of my favorite Italian inspired soaps I make.
Ci vediamo presto!! (see you soon)