Monday, June 1, 2009

Cheers Safe Team! Cocktail Soap Challenge

Once again, the Safe Team members were asked to express their creativity by creating a soap based on their favorite cocktail! Talk about a great inspiration! Everyone has a reason for their choice of cocktail. Weather it's the combination of flavors, special memories, the change of seasons or just for fun, these soaps are sure to please!

As you browse these entries and read each creators insight, choose your favorite, then post a comment! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive the most favored cocktail soap from the Safe Team Cocktail Challenge! Even if you can't drink it, we are sure you'll enjoy it! Plus no calories, no carbs, no fat - no hangover! What could be better!

So raise your glass and your loofa.... "A toast - to the Safe Team challenge participants! Your creativity and personal expression are greatly appreciated! Cheers!"

Mojito Madness by Bella Luna Crafts

Legend has it that the first Mojito was brought to the U.S. from Cuba by none other than Ernest Hemingway, world-famous author and imbiber. The name comes from the African word "mojo" which means "to place a little spell". It's a combination of rum, mint, lime and sugar and places a little spell on all who drink it. This namesake soap will place a little spell on you, too.

This soap is loaded with olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and castor oil. And just like the cocktail, peppermint and lime are integral to this soap as it is scented with those essential oils. It's colored with french green clay and a touch of green oxide colorant. Let your skin and senses soak up all its bubbly and freshly scented goodness!


TEQUILA SUNRISE by Thistle Delight Soapworks

Tequila Sunrise is my cocktail of choice. Tequila, Orange Juice, and Granita helps to make up the wonderfully refreshing drink. Can't think of anything better on a warm tropical beach, than the sound of the emerald waters lapping on the white beach, and sipping a wonderful Tequila sunrise served up by my cabana boy. This soap is just as refreshing and will take you away to those sandy beaches in Paradise.


Amaretto Sour on the Rocks by Hansen Soap Co.

Memories of hot summer nights down by the boardwalk, great friends, great music, and dancing the night away. Being young and carefree, and watching the sunrise come up over the horizon. Memories of days past come rushing back with this scent. A delectable combination of sweet and sour. Warm almond notes, hints of sweet cherries, and zing of real lemon juice poured into a chilled glass with ice. The scent harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. As close to a true amaretto sour as you can get without mixing one up at the bar.

The St. Ginger Cocktail by Zozca

I love, LOVE sushi! If there was a food I could eat every day it would be this! So what better cocktail to make for this challenge than the St. Ginger! It was created as perfect compliment to drink with, what else? SUSHI! The St. Ginger Cocktail itself is:

2 nickel-sized slices of fresh ginger

4 to 6 cilantro leaves

Dash of lime juice

1 1/2 oz of vodka

3/4 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur

Ginger ale

1 lime wheel, for garnish

What I have done is infused elderflowers in Coconut Oil, Fair Trade Unrefined Shea Butter and Olive Oil while mixing a delightful blend of Fresh Ginger Essential Oil and a dash of Lime Essential Oil to create this light, refreshing treat for the senses. It's so delicious, it makes me want to go out to my favorite place where the chef knows my name and eat........sushi!!


Pomegranate Margarita Shea Butter Soap by Copperlilly Botanicals

This soap was inspired by the fantastic Pomegranate Margarita served at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Ortega's, in San Diego California. It's your classic tangy lime margarita swirled with a sweetened pomegranate syrup. It's bright and refreshing, and the lightly sweet pomegranate complements the acidity of the fresh lime juice perfectly. I have been working on this scent blend for months, and am thrilled with how perfectly it captures the spirit of the cocktail. I'm quite tempted to keep the entire batch for myself. Like all of my soaps, this is made with copious amounts of olive oil and unrefined shea butter for a creamy and luxurious lather. I have a feeling I will be making another batch of this very soon!


Watermelon Shooter (aka The Squashed Tree Frog) by The Ivory Magnolia

Our cocktail is all soap from the cherry on top to the bottom of the shot glass! Here are the ingredients for the traditional cocktail:

Midori® melon liqueur

Advocaat liqueur

Bailey's® Irish cream

Grenadine syrup

Midori is a vibrant green, honeydew melon flavored liqueur launched in the US in 1978. It's high versatility and refreshing melon taste has made it an essential bar ingredient, used in world famous cocktails such as the Midori Margarita and Melonball.

Advocaat is a Dutch liqueur, made from a rich and creamy blend of unpasteurized egg yolks, sugar, aromatic spirits, and grape brandy with a hint of vanilla. It has a distinctive smooth yellow consistency with strength akin to fortified wine.

Bailey's Irish Cream is a unique Irish spirit made from a mix of cream, sugar, cocoa and the finest Irish spirits. Each bottle of Bailey's is 50% fresh cream, combined with triple distilled Irish Whiskey.


Tequila Sunrise by KBShimmer

Tequila Sunrise, a beautiful drink filled with the wonderful taste of orange juice and tequila with the sweetness of grenadine. Poured down the side of the glass, the grenadine sinks to the bottom and forms a beautiful sunrise with cherry reds and pinks leading up to sunny yellows and oranges. Echoed in this soap, a sweet citrus scent with notes of pineapple and sandalwood accent the swirls of reds and pinks that lead to the golden orange swirled top. No tropical drink would be complete without the cherry, and so neither was this soap, a "cherry" red spot tops this soap. Kick back, have a drink and enjoy a relaxing bath with Tequila Sunrise Soap!

Lemon Drop Martini by Green Springs Bodyworks

Cheers to my favorite cocktail, the fabulous Lemon Drop Martini. The
smell is heavenly and is refreshing for summer. This big 7 oz organic
bar contains skin-quenching goat’s milk from our small family of Nubian
Goats. Nubian’s have high milk-fat and we use 100% goat’s milk for a
creamier bar. Your skin will feel the difference! Lemon Drop is
handcrafted using the cold-processed method. The organic oils are
infused with calendula, comfrey, marshmallow root and plantain. I also
add a touch of organic raw sugar to the bar which gives it a


Lime Margarita by Fresh and Clean

When it was decided that our these for this challenge was to be our favourite cocktail, A lime margarita immediately came to mind. Lime Margarita's are made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice - Heavenly!

The soap is made in about 4 subtle layers of pale green to vivid lime, with glittery cubes of ice. Our lime Margarita scent is a vivid fresh lime, with hints of orange, and blue agave tequila. I know I'm thirsty now...


Root Beer Cocktail Soap by Bollandi

Sit poolside with this creamy, refreshing root beer cocktail. This soap is made with a high-quality glycerin base scented with spot-on root beer fragrance oil, gingerly layered to give that authentic, layered cocktail look, and topped off with ?ice cubes floating in cream.? Safe for soap lovers under 21!


Irish Cream by Lily Pond Soaps

As a coffee lover, I had to pick my favorite cocktail! I give you Irish Cream Soap! A mouth watering, fragrant mix of Coffee and Cream! Who says you can indulge in the morning!!


Pink Squirrel Cocktail by Bath Artisan Soaps

Pink Squirrel Cocktail
1 oz. White Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Cream de Noyaux
1 oz. Cream

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and pour into a chilled martini or cocktail glass.

I'll admit - I don't normally drink Pink Squirrels! I'm into a little heavier libation but the name "Pink Squirrel" is so darn funny and the drink is so stinkin' cute! A pale pink from combination of Creme de Noyaux, an almond flavored liqueur, Creme de Cacao, a light chocolately flavor liqueur and a splash of heavy cream, shaken till frothy and foamy. This is our version of the "technicolor rodent"! A lovely almond scent with slight whiffs of vanilla and cocoa and rich cream in our favorite cocoa butter formula! Down the hatch!


The Blueberry Hummer by Pink Parchment Soaps

Spring was our inspiration for Blueberry Hummer. What is better in spring than homemade ice cream, freshly picked blueberries, and a splash of Blueberry Vodka!

This is our version of a Blueberry Hummer.


Watermelon Candy Soap by The Skin You're In

1.5 oz Vodka

1 oz Watermelon Pucker

1/2 oz Grenadine

Club Soda

This drink is cool and refreshing...perfect for a hot summer is this cold process soap scented with watermelon fragrance oil red skin safe colorant. The "ice cubes" are made with clear glycerin soap and also scented with watermelon fragrance oil.

Well folks...there you have it! The bar is stocked, the ice bucket is filled and the glasses are chilled! Pick your fav, post a comment for your chance to win the most favored Safe Team Cocktail soap! If you find yourself jonesing for a few of these creative concepts, they will be available in each designers shop! Thank you for following our team blog - we appreciate your interest in fantastic creative handcrafted soaps and we look forward to bringing you a unique, refreshing and memorable bathing experience!


Hansen Soap Co. said...

WOW!!! Great soapies everyone!! They all look so amazing and YUMMY! We all did a rockin' job :)


scgoddess said...

I have been stalking the blog waiting for the challenge soaps - now I feel like having a!! It must be 5pm somewhere...
I vote for the pomegranate soap from Copperlilly - my favorite flavor cocktail.
aka scgoddess

thistle delight said...

wow, out of that lot only one cocktail was choosen by two members. KB and myself, well done all.

crochetgal said...

Wow! We only get to pick one? I'll take a shooter... they look so refreshing!

The team has really outdone themselves on this challenge!

Suzie's Armoire said...

I don't drink, so I can't comment on that part of things, LOL! But I'm picking the Pink Squirrel as my fave soap--you can't go wrong with pink and frothy!

Gourmet Soaps said...

Wow!! They are all so beautiful & yummy looking. Go Safeteam!!! I vote for Thistle's Tequila Sunrise. That was a hard choice. Everyone did an excellent job :)

Beyond the Picket Fence said...

I case my vote for "Irish Cream" by Lily Pond Soaps.

great job everyone!

kat said...

Yum, yum, yum! JEEZ! Those look absolutely fantastic! I love that there are several tequila based drinks. My favorite ;)

Terry Drosdak said...

They all look FABULOUS. If I won the lottery, I'd buy them all!

If I had to choose one, tho, it would be the Pink Squirrel. As a drink, and a soap, sounds right up my alley!

Mrs.Stitch said...

OMG they all look delicious enough to eat..
I'll go with the Ameretto Sour by Hansen Soap co. It has always been a favorite beverage of mine on nice hot summer days (unlike today).
Mojito is mine definate runner up after my mojito driven weekend ;)

Creative work Soapies! I'm very impressed.

Erk N' Jrk Creations said...

Awesome looking soaps! I'm not part of the team but I'll vote anyway!

Ameretto Sours all around!

BeansThings said...

Oh! So yummy! My vote is for the Lemon Drop soap by Green Springs!

Mel said...

My Vote goes to KB Shimmers, I will take the soap, the drink and the beach! Well Done!!!

w said...

woohoo! irish cream by lillypond. definitely.

thanks for featuring all these great soapers!

wendiwinn on etsy.

djj said...

I love the tequila sunrise by KBShimmer. The "cherry" on top is such a cute touch.

kimQuinn said...

they all look amazing, but i am gonna vote for: Lemon Drop Martini by Green Springs Bodyworks!
Great Challange, Kim

Nathalie Brault said...

wow what great choices to choose from
I pick Irish Cream by Lily Pond Soaps

now I' thirsty

Quilting Diva said...

darn darn darn!! this is soooo hard. I guess I have to chose tequila sunrise because I love orange! the bright colors and beachy description really caught my eye.

Dennis and Brandy said...

I vote for aBreath

Ten Digit Creations said...

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT soaps!!! I hate that I couldn't be a part of this one!

Bath Artisan Soaps ~ Great job, I vote for yours. It was hard to choose between yours, Coppers, and Thistles. Everyone did a wonderful job!

Spool Design said...

I'm going to have to vote for the Irish Cream Soap. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The idea sounds great and the visual soap slice is looks just like it should smell - absolutely mouth-watering!

Sue Runyon said...

Wow, they all looks so good. I'm going to vote for the tequila sunrise though. It's so pretty!


janssendesigns said...

wonderfully creative soaps. My favorite is Green Springs Bodyworks lemon drop martini soap!

Morgen said...

Oh my..........they all sound delicious. But for a combination of delicious and feels good on the skin I would have to vote for Greenspring's 'lemondrop martini' soap.

Drew said...

My vote is for Irish Cream by Lily Pond Soaps

Great Job !

Buffie said...

I vote for Lilly Pond Soaps! Great soap love the creamy foam!!

Aunt Nancy said...

Beautiful!!! I vote for The Blueberry Hummer by Pink Parchment Soaps

Anonymous said...

omg, too good!! so many adorable soaps!! Mojito Madness by Bella Luna Crafts is my fave- go green rocks:) but I do love love em all!

Bliss Mistress said...

Wow - great job guys! They ALL look so awesome!

I'm gonna vote for the watermelon shooter - I'm just amazed the "glass" is soap! Nicely done!

Soap Scent-sations said...

This is truly impossible to choose just one! They all look so good and refreshing.

My top 3:

3. Root Beer Cocktail Soap by Bollandi -- I can't get over how real this looks! The ice and all! amazing.

2. Tequila Sunrise by KBShimmer -- this the most beautiful bar of soap. The colors really are wonderful.

1. The Blueberry Hummer by Pink Parchment Soaps -- what a fabulous combination! Icecream, blueberries, and VODKA! This sounds too good (and I am sure the soap is too :P )

So I guess I am voting Pink but it really was difficult, they ALL look great! good job team!

Celeste Jean said...

i vote for copperlily botanical's margarita soap... i had a virgin margarita once...yum.

gloria said...

My favorite is Blueberry Hummer by PinkParchment! The color is astounding and just gorgeous. And I never heard of a blueberry hummer!

Brandon said...

My mouth is all wet after looking at these goodies! I love The Blueberry Hummer by Pink Parchment Soap. Blueberry and Vodka :)


Sassy Soaps N Such N Always Crafty 2 said...

I wish i could have a drink of each but the ulcer says NO SOOOOO I think my pick is the one I would want to have the most and looks so awesome i just might have to go and order me one Amaretto Sour on the Rocks by Hansen Soap Co.

They are all so awesome!
Way to go SafeTeam

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

OMG, I can't stop drooling all over these soaps! Congrats to a job well done, everyone!

Rhody said...

wow they all look great. My vote goes to The Blueberry Hummer by Pink Parchment Soaps! I love blueberries and that looks good enough to eat! Great job all.


Sarah said...

Oh my... how to pick just one? Practically impossible, these are ALL amazing! I've looked them over multiple times and after much deliberation I am going to put my vote in for The St. Ginger Cocktail by Zozca. Ginger, Lime, Cilantro... yum. Good luck everyone!

Suds by Sarah :)


My mouth is watering just looking at all these great soaps, Safeteam rocks

UrbanEden said...

These are incredible! It's so hard to choose, because every one is amazing. But I'm going with Lily Pond's Irish Cream. I love the mix of textures.

jaribrow said...

OH, my goodness!!! Every single one is too good to believe ... they really DO look like the real thing!!! One of each would be great!! Awesome!!!


Janet Amelia of Amelia's Soap Co.

Lynne said...

Wow, awesome job, ladies! I love the Tequila Sunrise from KB Shimmer - so creative!!

HeatherScent said...

That is such a clever idea and a great challenge! I don't drink, but I sure love me some handmade soap :)

HeatherScent said...

Of course I forget to mention my
I really like the looks of that root beer cocktail, and I bet it smells great too. Hmmm, never heard of a Root Beer Cocktail. Maybe I need to start

Anhoki's Place said...

K..I've put it off long enough. My vote is for...ALL of you. You didn't actually think I would be able to choose just one, did you? Awesome.

PacificParadiseSoap said...

They all look & sound fabulous! My vote is for Pomegranate Margarita Shea Butter Soap by Copperlilly Botanicals. Excellent work everyone!

Tirien said...

I'd have to say the Mojito Madness by Bella Luna Crafts just seems wonderful.

Weeza said...

Wow! There are a lot of amazing soaps here. I gotta vote for the sushi soap. Its just so unique.

The Momma said...

I'll take a pomegranate margarita, please!!

Heidi Price said...

I love all of these cocktail soaps!!!! Such a creative team of soapers that I'm honored to be part of!!!

I love them all, but I really love the Pink Squirrel by Bath Artisan Soaps, so pretty!!!

Bollandi said...

Beautiful soaps - love them all!

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Candice said...

They all look amazing, but I think Copperlilly's Pomegranate Margarita look SO good!!