Jayme Jayne

April "Location" Soap Challenge by Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks


Idaho GemsApril Challenge SoapThis is my first time participating in a soap challenge. I was intrigued with the theme. We recently moved back to the Northwest (North Idaho) from spending a few years down in Arizona. We now live in the Silver Valley, between Coeur d'Alene & the Montana border.

I wanted to incorporate as much as I could that represents our beautiful state of Idaho & the Northwest. Ingredients included are Colloidal Silver - Right here in the Silver Valley, there's been more than a billion ounces mined. Colloidal Silver is Antibacterial. What better way to have it than in soap!  Huckleberries - Tourists & the locals alike really treasure these little gems. Huckleberries are high in Antioxidants. Potatoes - Everyone knows that Idaho is famous for it's potatoes so I added potato starch for some silkiness. I scented it with Idaho Grown Peppermint Essential Oil, Cedarwood & a hint of Huckleberry Fragrance. Reminds me of what it smells like when you're up in the mountains picking Huckleberries. Fresh, woodsy & a little fruity!

My inspiration for the design came from the picture I took (above) while Huckleberry picking last Summer. I rolled out logs of purple soap to lay in the mold & also rolled lots of tiny little balls to look like Huckleberries to plop on top. I used somewhat of a drop swirl method with the greens & sprinkled the top with silver glitter.

Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Organic Virgin Hemp Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Local Raw Goat Milk, Raw Organic Shea Butter, Non-GMO Potato Starch, Stearic Acid, Essential Oils of Cedarwood & Peppermint, Huckleberry Powder, Coloidal Silver, Fragrance, Spirulina Powder, Micas, Pigments

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On April 18, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Kathy said:
"I love your story and your soap. I really love Coeur d'Alene. It is gorgeous. You did a good job of representing your lovely home. "
On April 18, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Amaryce Cousins said:
"Looks like one I'd be tempted to take a bite out of! Or at least have to remind me of beautiful summer days and berry picking."
On April 17, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
JOwens said:
"Great job; you were so thoughtful and incorporated so many local touches! I know that corner of the world well and it is beautiful."
On April 17, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Debi Olsen said:
"The Silver Valley is one of the most beautiful areas I've ever seen! Your soap turned out so beautiful. I sure wish there was a smell button through the Internet! "
On April 17, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Lisa Gillespie (aka Shaman Lisa) said:
"This is such a pretty soap! Nice balance of colors and loved the local products you added. Curious - did you add the colloidal silver to your lye water or to your mix before trace? Did it effect the consistency?"
On April 17, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Jayme Jayne said:
"Thanks Gayle!"
On April 16, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Gayle in Maine said:
"I love your Huckleberry soap, wonderful colors & sounds like a fabulous fragrance, also."
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