12 June 2016

Package Deal

This post is very belated, but I wanted to wait until I could really tell you about it and not just do a quick LOOK post.

 About a month ago, Araignee wrote a post saying that with warm weather coming, she would likely not be making as much soap as usual.  She also mentioned having some of the stuff she had made leftover, and decided to do a giveaway.  All you had to do was send her a message on Ravelry, saying what kind of scents you liked, and give her your address.  It was a lazy person's dream giveaway and I contacted her immediately.  

A few weeks later, a package arrived in the mail (which in and of itself is just the best!), and when I opened it, all of this was inside!

Amazingly, even with my poor photography skills, you can see everything.  First of all, the handmade card.  I love the puppy and the kitten who is chasing a ball of yarn, but "You are pawesome" is the best - it made me laugh when I received it, and makes me smile still when I see it.

But as you can see, besides the card, so many goodies!  A set of dainty stitch markers, and to the left of that, Glycerin Facial Soap.  The label says it contains Coconut Milk with Olive Oil, Aloe, Honey, Colloidal Oatmeal, Kaolin Clay, Activated Charcoal, and 24 Carat Mica.  All of which sounds very glamorous to me.

Below the card, is Nantucket Briar, containing Coconut Milk, Aloe Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, and Kaolin Clay.*  It looks so pretty, like it has waves from the ocean washing over it.

The little pink round package is a tin of Mango Papaya Lotion Bar, with Beeswax ,Coconut Oil, and Cocoa & Shea Butter.

And finally above that is Night Sky, with Coconut Milk, Aloe Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, and Kaolin Clay.

Not not only are these things pretty in and of themselves, and packaged in such a lovely way, but OH DO THEY SMELL DIVINE!!!  I haven't started using any of them yet, because I am currently hoarding them to enjoy looking at, and sniffing them all for a while.

I am amazed that someone made all of these themselves!  I always enjoy reading about her soapmaking adventures on her blog, and love the pictures she posts, but seeing them in person is completely different.

Thank you so much, Araignee!  My package was so much more than anything I was expecting, and I know I'll be enjoying all of it for a long time.

What a nice thing to do, right?

*everytime I see the words, "Kaolin Clay," I think of Kato Kaelin from the O.J. Simpson murder trial.  He was such a weirdo, and I am amused all over again.  (Clearly it doesn't take much.)


Bonny said...

A friend and I were just trying to recall Kato Kaelin's name a few weeks ago, so imagine my surprise to find that weird man mentioned twice within a couple weeks (after not thinking about him for 22 years)! What a delightful package you received from the generous Araignee; thanks for sharing your bounty and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I've been using Araignee's soap for a few months. My skin never felt better. She makes amazing soap!

Araignee said...

Hahaha...Kato Kaelin. Now I'll never get that out of my head and I just had to order more of him/it. Thanks for all the kind words but use that stuff. It's all natural. No preservatives so it like all the rest of us, won't last forever!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I don't know of many things in life that are as good as receiving a package in the mail. And all that great stuff. Woot!

kathy b said...

agreed he was an odd odd bird. That whole group was living on some planet I cant imagine

AsKatKnits said...

Kato Kaelin - that is a throw back! Wow. And, what a beautiful package of goodies! Lovely! :)

KSD said...

Oooh... "Clay Kaelin" would be a good porn name.