Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Handmade Heaven

It is time for another Handmade Artists' Forum blogring featured artisan. This week marks the return of an artisan I have featured before, Larissa from Reef Botanicals. When I first featured her, during the last blog ring, I hadn't really spent that much time interacting with her on HAF, but I have come to realise she is super. She is so multi talented and obviously has a fantastic grasp on her left and right brain. Larissa is a lady who not only makes fantastic handmade soaps and lotions, she also does face painting and she is a lawyer.

Larissa is an amazing supporter of the handmade community, she takes a lot of time every week to really get to know her featured artisans on her blog. I have to wonder how she manages to keep so many balls in the air (yes, ironic, people wonder the same about me).

Now I am somewhat fascinated by handmade soaps and lotions. I dont actually use blocks of soap, I'm a liquid soap and shower gel person, but I love the idea of handmade soaps and will quite happily hoard and admire any that I happen to acquire. I am seriously considering buying some of Reef Botanicals men's line though. I reckon my man would smell pretty awesome after shaving, and there is nothing quite like snuggling into the neck of a freshly shaven, yummy smelling fellow.

Do yourself, your man and your nose a favour and check out Reef Botanicals and their blog.

7 comments:

TamsJewelry said...

Great post.All natural YEAH!

Larissa said...

Thanks for the great post!

And FYI, we're working on an all-natural, made-from-scratch liquid soap, shampoo, and shower gel. It's not easy if you don't use a pre-made soap base, which you know we refuse to do, and our first batch was "eh." Not completely unsuccessful, but not salable.

I'll let you know when it happens!

Brenda's Wearable Art said...

Great post! I have to go visit her website.

trusk4u said...

There is nothing better than a good bar of handcrafted soap! I just ordered from Larissa and I can't wait to get it! :)

Linda said...

Great post ~ I love the way you made it so personal, and the pics were great too.

DreamAgainJewelry said...

Beautiful soaps, great lady! And great post!

Christine Burgess said...

Nice job on the post for Larissa's wonderful shop. Love her stuff!!