Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Clean

When it comes to Spring the SAFEteam really knows how to get clean. For their Spring Challenge, members were asked to create a Spring inspired product and write a poem telling about their favorite thing about Spring.

I was inspired to create two soaps. The first was a Jelly bean soap with lots of vibrant colors and all the fruity fragrances of a bag of jelly beans (with the black ones included).

The second piece I created and the one I entered into the Challenge is Easter Egg Hunt. It is scented with Cotton Blossom-a fresh, crisp scnt that reminds me of clean clothes hanging in the warm Spring breeze. Five pastel layers, similar to the painted layers of the Easter eggs we color and hide every year.

The accompanying poem attempts to engender what Easter and Spring mean to me--beyond the bunnies, chocolates, jelly beans, and even the Easter eggs themselves.

The Hunt
Daffodils, crocus, and tulips,
New beauty all around.
Easter bonnets, cotton dresses,
Lace and ribbons do abound
Chocolate bunnies and colored eggs
Cast upon the moist Spring ground.

The hunt is on, but wait!
What’s this they’ve found?
A lamb so pure and white,
Never the likes seen on mortal ground.
Lived as man, once slain, now risen,
With promises of grace profound.

The yearly hunt is over now.
Baskets full and round,
Yet still within their hearts
Praises and hallelujahs resound.
Full of life and light and love,
Proclaiming blessings all around.

For a chance to win a bar of soap check out the team blog to vote on your favorite Spring soap.


T.A. Helton said...

Where's the pics??? I saw your jelly bean soap already and LOVED it! But, I haven't seen the other one yet.

Kate and Oli said...

I found your blog through the Etsy forums and just wanted to say hi and that you have a new follower! Have a beautiful week!

xo, Katie

Soap Scent-sations said...

Welcome Katie! I hope you enjoy it here.

T.A. let me know if you can see the pict now.