I'm so glad to be back, though still a bit hampered due to an illness that will be long, hard work to overcome, but overcome it I will, because I'll accept nothing less.
Our Spring & Sumer 2019 line is shaping up to be a spectacular treat for the eyes & nose so without further adieu, here are items RESTOCKED so far ---
Hibiscus - Peach
and still to come in restocks ---
Earl Grey Tea
Amongst our NEW scents comng to you soon ---
Magnolia & Orange Blossom
Cranberry - Fig
These scents or most of them will be available in our Body Cream and Body Wash as well. Our Body wash is in need of restocking and is on our very short To-Do list
If you have suggestions for a scent you'd like included in another product like cream soap or sugar scrub, either foaming or emulsified, please drop us a note here....
We've just uploaded all the photos from this afternoon's photo shoot of the last batch of Christmas & holiday scent for this year and though it was a lot of work, long hours, tired feet, sore back, it's so worth the effort, sweat and lack of sleep to do all those wonderful scents for the holiday listing. This year's offerings are comprised of the following
Black Forest, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Tobacco Road, White Christmas,Make Mine Chocolate!, Coffee & Cream, Bourbon Chaser and last but most definitely not least, Christmas Cheer.
It's a bittersweet moment to cut that last batch, post that last picture, release it out into the ether and hope everyone loves it enough they simply have to have it. I love what I do, these batches are dreamed of, thought through long and hard. A pro-con debate goes on for quite a while before it comes to pass - or not. It's hard to let go of an idea, particularly one that deeply resonates with me for whatever reason, but sometimes it has to be that way. There are valid reasons to not do a project, but by contrast, there are also many excellent reasons to give it a go. Ultimately, all of these listed batches were green-lighted for this year with all the best of intentions, lots of thought & love going into each one and we can safely say they are all supremely top-performing soaps that clean, scent you without overwhelming you and your family and leave your skin feeling pampered, not dried out.
So now we look into the future and decide what we're going to do beginning possibly as early as next week for our January-March releases. We will be restocking Hibiscus Peach for sure. Also returning is Earl Grey Tea, a refreshing splash of fragrance that's a dead-on tea scent. There are a couple of new scents that look truly phenominal for bath & body as well as home fragrance items including Cranberry-Fig. This one is a new scent from a well-established supplier located on the west coast. When I breathe in this fragrance it's dewy green stems & leaves, tart cranberry and deeper juicier notes - very memorable, totally addicting because one sniff just isn't enough. I'm looking forward to working with this fragrance. I can easily imagine this as a candle, a body wash, even a body butter or cream.
I've watched a lot of YouTube videos, hours upon hours, of various soap makers from every region in the US as well as a few from other countries to try to get an idea of their process on how they decide what to create and how they go about it. Some like to fly by the seat of their pants and do it with finesse while others plan well in advance, months in mosts cases, to bring just one design to life. It's always interesting to me to see what they choose to do and what the results is. Some are modern marvels and others give them a run for their money. Those soaping gremlins are alive and well though it's rare the soap is unsalvageable or even less than admirable.
As for me in the type of soaper I am, well, I'm definitely a planner now. Well in advance, in point of fact. Gremlins might still show up to try to spoil the party, but at least I know I've tried to set out a plan, brought together everything I need to bring this vision to life and gone through it with a fine-tooth comb for avoid potential troubles.
This particular planned batch is going to be a boozy bar, which are typically the ones I plan for the furthest in advance. It's just the nature of the beast to find a kernel of an idea ppping into my head first or some beverage catches my attention then I run with it. However, this time, it was an idea that popped into my husband's head and this is one I really like! It sounds like one that should be fun to do and with a kitchy yet trendy appeal that will reach a broad audience with men and women.
His idea has now been researched, distilled down to its most important & unique elements, items ordered and shopping locally will also be done, either today or tomorrow, to finalize prior to the making of it. This is going to be a fun one for sure and the only challenege I see is getting exactly the right shade of amber.
Wihtout going into too much detail and giving it all away, I'll close with that and let you anticipate what comes next. Think barrels.
Hi and welcome to the Bubble Hut! I'm Neecy, aka Dee (Denise) Gunter. I'm the solo maker of Neecy's Necessities, which has been around since 2010. I'm a certified advanced soap maker and member of Hand Crafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild. I'm an adventurous soap maker, frequently trying new things to make things even better yet I know when to stop when it's just fine as is. Follow along while I work in the Bubble Lab in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.