New Sorcery Soaps Release for June
Here is a great chance to win a Sorcery Contest by buying just one bar of soap. See how here… Give Back Coupon and chance to win a ton of Sorcery.
Here is a great chance to win a Sorcery Contest by buying just one bar of soap. See how here… Give Back Coupon and chance to win a ton of Sorcery.
Making soap in the desert can be tricky, but also work to a soaper’s advantage. Large buckets of oil are easily melted by being left in the sun for only a few hours. Like the winter season in the colder states where the bulk of the day is spent inside, the bulk of the day is spent inside during the summer months. During this time inside, many soaps are made, molded and dreamed up.
Make a purchase in the time frame from June 9 – July 2, 2017. Do what you do, buy any Sorcery Soap product and you’ll be entered in the Sorcery Contest! That’s it. Super simple.
Anyone who has made a purchase in the time period will have their name entered into the contest.
Entries: For every $10 you spend, your name will be entered once. Example: if you spend $50 before shipping your name will be entered 5 times.
I would love it if you liked this post, or shared it, but I’m not asking for you to do more than what you normally do which is purchase Sorcery Soap and continue your enthusiasm toward Soap Wicthery and Sisterhood!
As an incentive here is your coupon for 15% off your order so you win before the drawing. Use “GiveBack15” at check out.
Sorcery Soap Contest Drawing date: June 9 – July 2, 2017.
There are many reason I make soap like I do, but one of the most important is because I want others to use this soap and enjoy the use as much as I do.
Each soap I make has the end user in mind, you. How will you hold it? Will pieces break off? Will you get continued enjoyment as this soap wears away? What scent will remind you of the design long after it has worn away?
Mostly what I want is for you to feel some form of joy – delight, enchantment, curiosity… That is the ultimate goal. Because after all, having clean enough water to bath in is joyful, but having a soap that delights and may cause you to use your imagination, that is a real gift.
How does one create joy for another? This is real Sorcery… Magic, in a world where magic is not obvious. How to get into the position, the state of mind to create something joyful?
It starts with you. I’m sorry to tell you that, well… I am and I’m not. I’m sorry to tell you this because I know you’ve suspected it all along. Trying to get others to change to suit you, even if you’re right, never works out well. But change yourself? You can control that! And think about this, you know how hard it is to change yourself, your behaviors, you knee-jerk emotional responses? It’s many times harder to be changed by someone else or to try and change someone else.
So, your gift is that all you need to be concerned with, in this moment, if changing yourself.
Often times we have trepidation when it comes to change. How about joy instead? In this moment, right now?
I offer some insights on how to invite joy, repeatable steps and actions you can take to put you in a joyful place. Even if the joy-fairy doesn’t show up on your first try and bop you on the head with her wand of delight, keep at it, because often times joy comes in right after curiosity. If you can be curious, even for a moment, there is a better chance of joy appearing.
How is this possible? Because fear and curiosity cannot be in the same place. (Think the Greek Gods wrote this down some where.) And if fear is gone, joy has a much better chance of arriving.
Creations that spring from joy can change another person free of control. Joy transforms the other. If not permanently, but definitely for the moment. That is about all we can ask for… Right now, anyway.
That is the very reason I wrote An Enchanted Book of Peculiar Ideas and Soap Potions, to help you get in a place free from fear and open to curiosity… Where this type of Soap Sorcery will come to you, easily and as often as you choose to call it in. All from soap.
This interview is my honor to conduct. I introduce an illusive, yet notable soap maker – Jasmina from Sapolina. This it the first photograph of the fairy-like energy of this soap maker. I get to know each interviewee a bit more as the process unfolds, and this opened my heart to someone who has attracted my attention for years. I chose Jasmina for this interview because of her commitment to a complete design, her choice in subtle, yet, dynamic colors and her deft execution of this magical creativity. Introducing Jasmina and her delightfully charming soaps.
Many ways to fin Jasmina and her marvelous soap creations!
How did you arrive at the name of your business?
I had a few things in mind – I wanted it to be one word name, to be easy to remember and to associate it with a soap somehow. That’s the way I came up with Sapolina (sapone – italian, sapun – serbian are the base and just a little tweak to make a melodious, feminine name).
How long have you been making soaps?
It all started out of necessity, back in 2013. I have very sensitive skin, every single product on the market just made my skin to be more dry and itchy, especially during winter months. I had to do something and begun to search for a solution. Handmade soaps were a logical point of interest but, since I am a very curious person, I couldn’t resist if I hadn’t investigate how it’s made. I discovered a whole new world of soap making, learning, reading and getting supplies long before my first ever soap. It was without any colorant and fragrance, but the only one my skin feels pleasant after. Of course, my family members were amazed at difference and feeling on the skin too, so I had to make more and more.
What makes you happy to get out of bed regarding soap making?
Everything. I am in love with soap making, I will cut a loaf today with the same passion and curiosity I had the first day, like a child with a long desired toy. I love design planing, melting oils and butters, working with raw soap, cutting a loaf, making packaging, soap photography, even the dishes after making aren’t a problem because I think of soap magic I just made while I am doing them. Also, when I can’t fall asleep I often plan the next soap, so it is like a therapy – it helps me to live a happier life.
Your soap color palates are distinctive, wow do you come up with your color designs?
I don’t know exactly. Yes, I plan design and colors, I visit web pages with color schemes as an inspiration but at the end it is sort of a feeling. I love bright colors, clean lines and simplicity, maybe that is the answer.
Where do you find your inspiration for your unique soaps? Are there things in your environment that aid in your creativity?
Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to recognize it. It is personal, what inspires me doesn’t mean you will be inspired too and vice versa. It can be a moment, emotion, event, object, some action etc. I remember when someone asked me where did I find inspiration for my soap Romance, I hesitate to tell the truth, it is maybe weird to hear it but I did – Novak Djokovic’s win in Wimbledon 2015. With all those golden spheres on the top like a crown.
What is your favorite part of soap making?
There are many parts I adore. The moment when I mix the oils and lye solution as a beginning of a magic, coloring, swirling, all those fragrances I enjoy, full table of soap loaves I made, cutting, waiting them to cure, taking photos, everything.
What do you do that is not soap related, but aids in your creative thinking?
Gardening – at the first place in this time of the year. We have garden of roses, but I am interested in cacti too and plants generally. All those colorful flowers and different shapes are breathtaking. I also love baking, home organizing and of course photography.
What do you want people to know about your work?
I frequently use soap spheres on the top of my soaps. I adore sphere as a perfect form from nature (planets, stars…), simple but strong and complete. If you leave out spheres from any of my soaps it is not the same anymore.
What have you done that surprised you?
Became a soap maker. I am still surprised, that wasn’t in my wildest dreams!
What makes you laugh about making soap?
The fact soap making is never ending game. You never know exactly how will all go and what to expect at the end, despite all the plans ahead of time. That’s the charm of the game which fascinates me since the beginning.
What do you want readers to know about you or your soap making business i.e. other products, ingredients, research… Anything you’d like to mention here.
As a soap maker, I am trying to make high quality soap at the first place, but I am customer too. I also like to see things from that point of view and offer something I would expect myself. I like eye catching product, able to attract my attention in any way, to have packaging which is easy to open (I need a device to open many of everyday commercial products), I like to see the product (at least partially) through packaging and regarding soaps, to be possible to smell it. My goal is to fulfill all of this and add a personal, artistic touch to my soaps.
So many new soaps available. To put all things right, there are some Sorcery Coupons and Discounts available for a few days/weeks.
1.) What was the first bath and/or body product you created?
2.) Was there a moment you knew soap making was for you?
I have always been a creative person who likes to learn new hobbies. I bake, sew, crochet, paint, sculpt, dabble in glass blowing and woodworking, you-name-it. I’ve always had an interest in how things are made and love being able to express myself through different creative mediums. I am a very hands-on person who refuses to pay for something if I think that I can do it myself. Even if it costs me more to make something, I see the value in making it myself… in understanding the process behind it, and having the
ability to tweak things and put my own creative spin on them. I believe that being exposed to my various hobbies allowed me to give myself the freedom to try new things in my soap making process. I’m not afraid of loud, fun colors, obscene amounts of sparkle, and/or trying a new technique.
6.) If you could change something about our industry, what would that be?
I always find it funny when something goes crazily, horribly awry. It could be that you have a fragrance that is SUPPOSED to be well-behaved, but it decided to turn Cujo on you and you’re left scrambling to create
something that may be salvageable. I used to get upset about soap gremlins but you have to realize that if you make soap long enough and/or try new things… sometimes you’re going to have a batch that goes nuts. It’s easier to laugh about it and know that you’ve learned from it, than to regret it and pine for the soap that never was.
I’ve been wondering what is important in this life.
In this wondering I realized the one thing I have avoided my entire life was control. In that avoidance of control I have not allowed any one thing to be so important it has controlled me. Some have tried to control my honor with money; some have tried to control my creativity with power and money; some have tried to control my expression with influence and promises.
All this I have avoided. Because I have avoided this control I have been homeless, penniless, and friendless. I have never been alone. Not just because of my trusty sidekick Truman (he’s only been with me for a few years) but because I have had my internal guidance – mostly.
Having an internal guidance wasn’t always the case. I realized I did not have an internal guidance when I was 17. On my own for the first time and I realized my internal voice sounded like my mater’s. My inner voice was absent. I didn’t have a thought that wasn’t tinged with her venom, her harsh criticism or her out-right hatred for me. I had no idea what was right or wrong for me.
When I began this life, thrown into it without the simple knowledge of how to open a checking account, I had $300 and one change of clothes which was my work uniform. More than the lack of material goods and lack of home I did not have an honor code. There was no bottom line for me. My judgment had not grown.
I had only known what actions and words would cause violence and or shouting.
There is much to consider from then till now, but without writing the book, I will summarize… I have never allowed myself to be so controlled since. I didn’t realize this was the under current of my actions and choices until today when I asked, “what controls me?” Why didn’t the money make me stay? Why didn’t those words make me choose differently? Why didn’t that threat make me cower?
I have tested the waters, learned what my conscious has to say, found my bottom line by testing where I begin and end and come away knowing more about what I am attracted to and what repels me.
I have since maintained an inner dialogue about my surroundings that is true for me, even when the rest of the world did not see things the same way. I have stood up against the group of “friends” when they shunned me and stood up against society when “their way” wasn’t my way. I have told my truth to others who did not want to hear it and the cleave was so vast the friendship broke apart.
I can say I have not allowed myself to be controlled from that first lesson. I did not see this undercurrent of desire for freedom until today.
Today, with my little soapery, amazing co-conspirators in the art of soap molding – Soap Witches and Soap Sisters – I have created a world I can live in with honor and independence. I now have an inner dialogue so clear and true that when expressed is seen with as much delight as created it.
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Do you remember the last time you went to enjoy a beautifully crafted meal by an amazing chef?
Do you remember the last time you went to this same restaurant, had the consciously and precisely made plate set down in front of you?
Do you remember sitting there with the perfection of that plate sitting in front of you and not eat it?
Do you remember asking, “this meal is too beautiful to eat, could you put in a doggy bag for me? I want to keep it.”
Of course not.
You would eat it, enjoy it for hours, days or even the rest of your life. Why? Because of the experience. You would ponder it long afterward, wonder if you could dine at the that restaurant again and enjoy that chef’s creations.
Food creates memories. Why not soap? Soap is much more personal.
Why would you NOT use a beautifully constructed soap? Are you not worth it? Using this soap is what is meant for… To be enjoyed, to be used, to be experienced.
And, soap lasts so much longer than a meal.
Sorcery Soaps are not a corporate production. Hand crafted to the most minute aspect, all thought out as much as any creation can be. Each soap more perfected, each soap with just a bit more sorcery added. All this is just soap… Meant to be used, enjoyed and experienced… And possibly experience a touch of magic.