Bubbly and Creamy Bath Soap
When I started making soap in 2016, I didn’t really have any idea where to start except for watching a few dozen YouTube videos. Everybody did it pretty much the same way but no one would disclose a recipe. There were some generic recipes out there but I figured I wanted to create my own signature recipe that would be bubbly and creamy because that’s what soap is supposed to be, right?
Add to that the fact that I was born and raised in Hawaii, a native Hawaiian by ethnicity. By the way, don’t call people who live here Hawaiians. They are called locals. Only the people with blood quantum are called Hawaiians. Just a little factoid, but I digress.
There are many scents, flavors, and iconic images that represent our island home and I wanted to capture them in my soaps. So I experimented with my recipes and added tropical scents to them, colored and decorated them and voila! My Tropic Hula Bubbles product was born! Luckily there are a lot of fragrance houses that make tropical scents, as they are very popular in the summer on the mainland. I don’t care for anything that smells artificial so I had to sift through a lot of them to find the ones that are pretty authentic.
It was surprising to find Pikake, Tuberose, Plumeria, Ginger even Bird of Paradise fragrance oils that I could use to conjure up my tropical delights, and I order them all from the mainland USA (“the states” to some people. We have been a state since 1949, lol)
Here are some pictures of my creations. I’ll add a link to each of them in case you wanted to look at them in my store. Click on the title of the soap to take you straight to my Etsy shop….
Click on link above to shop pineapple soap
Click on link above to shop plumeria soap
Click on link above to shop hibiscus soap
Click on link above to shop Honu soap
Click on the link above to shop Shave Ice soap
Click on the link above to shop Lava Flow soap
These are just a sampling of what I have. I have soap that looks like food, chocolate soap, icecream soap, donut soap, cakes, cupcakes…But that’ll be a post for another day.
Thanks for visiting and we’ll see you again soon. Please leave a comment if you have a question or want to share your thoughts. Aloha!!