Dark Alchemy Soap

The first time I smelled Dark Alchemy soap, I wanted to eat it. Yep, it smells that delicious. It’s a treat for the skin, for the senses, and for the shower room. Every time I used it, the scents of anise, patchouli and lavender lingered around my bathroom. I need another bar (or thirteen ;-).

“Inspired by the clandestine medieval laboratories, this vegetable based cold process soap is made by hand in small batches using Activated Charcoal for colorant, Poppy Seeds for exfoliation, and scented with essential oils of Anise, Patchouli, and Lavender.” Food for the skin, isn’t it? And sooo pretty! 
And guess what, my Wicked Luvs? One of you will be able to do a lot more than just look at pretty pictures. Shawnee Kircher, owner and creatrix of yumminess over at Alchemy & Ashes, is celebrating All Hallow’s Grim 2013… So Good, So Dark by giving away a bar of her Dark Alchemy soap.    
Giveaway
Dark Alchemy Cold Process Soap  

To enter, answer the following: What ingredients would you add to your perfect handmade soap?
    
For Extra Entries – Worth one entry each
2. Visit Alchemy & Ashes, then come back to tell me what 3 items would make you smile for days. 
3. Be a Wicked Darling. Follow Pagan Culture (this blog).
* Enter by Oct 24th at 5:13 pm EDT. Visit the Giveaway Rules page for eligibility and details. 


So Good, So Dark Partiers: Please leave the links to your All Hallow’s Grim 2013 entries as comments on the original announcement post. Links left on other posts will be deleted. Gracias!

67 comments:

  1. A Thousand Ships - Helen of Troy's Face Cream, Haeretic - 4th Century Hair Serum, East India Trading Co. - Spiced Orange Lip Alchemy

    I love smelly soap and its spa accompaniments. So does my husband!

    I am huge fan of frankincense and myrrh! I love spiciness and low sultry musky notes. And I like it strong and sexy! Yeah, the kind of soap you can eat!

    :)

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  2. I love homemade soaps! Variety is lovely, but a combo I always like is lavender, rosemary and orange.

    3 items that would make me smile? The Haeretic Hair Serum, the Mutiny Sea Salt bar of soap, and the Druid bar of soap. Also the crocheted soap saver!

    What, me follow? Well, yea.....

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    1. Oh my, I might have to have a bar of your favorite soap. You've just listed three of my favorite scents!

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  3. My perfect soap would have vanilla or jasmine in it. I love both scents :)
    The three items that would keep me smiling?...Kingdom By The Sea Cold Press Soap, Madam Usula's Liquid Soap, and A Thousand Ships - Helen Of Troy Face Cream :)
    Thank you for the opportunity :)

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    1. Jasmine is such a sweet scent...

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  4. Well that one sounds pretty perfect to me, though I am partial to a bit of Rosemary as you know :D XXX

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  5. My 3 *wants* from the store would be Gypsy fortune teller soap, Mutiny sea salt bar and the crochet soap saver :D XXX

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  6. Right now my perfect soap would be a combo of rosemary, lavender and cinnamon. Odd I know, but that combo speaks to me. In general though, I go mad for scents with pronounced jasmine notes.

    I like the combos in Nevermore Lenore, Gypsy Fortune Teller. Haeretic sounds perfect as well!

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  7. Anise, patchouli and lavender sound like a wonderful start. I am always attracted to vanilla scents, but also love the healing effects of aloe. Mango butter and sandalwood also have appeal.

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    1. Sandalwood and I have spent many hours in the tub ;-D

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  8. 3 items that would make me smile....(and it would be weeks, not only days)
    Gypsy Fortune teller soap, Madam Ursula's liquid soap, and merry Wives of Windsor lip balm.

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  9. I follow and adore you.

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  10. Sandalwood and Vanilla with a small bit of Patchouli! Mmmm.

    I would love to have the Nevermore, Lenore soap, the Aquitane soap and Boleyn. That whole shop is tempting. :P

    Following ya!

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    1. Nervermore, nevermore, lenore... *grins*

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  11. Goat's milk, cinnamon, & vervain for a relaxing soap; goat's milk, vetiver, & roses for a happy soap are the ingredients I would add.

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    1. That sounds like it will leave the skin smiling...

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  12. right now my choice would be mint, ginger & lemon, but I would also would love chocolate, pink pepper & amber OR lavender & juniper....you can never have too many varieties of soap!!!

    the 3 items that would make me smile for days are: Dark Alchemy, Divinity and Lady Ligeia's Nightshade :)

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    1. You just made me remember a ginger and citrus lotion I've been dreaming about...

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  13. Saxony, Lady Ligeia's Nightshade, & Madame Ursula's liquid soap have me smiling.

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  14. I follow you always :)

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  15. The ingredients for my perfect soap would be: bergamot, patchouli and spices!

    The three items that would make me smile for days are: Aquitaine, Monastery, and Dark Alchemy.

    I am a follower :)

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    1. I LOVE the intense scent of bergamot!

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  16. 1) I honestly don't know what my perfect bar would be, something moisturizing that smells yummy.

    2) Divinity - Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Facial Bar, Hand Crocheted Soap Saver, The Oracle Sea Salt and Coconut Milk bar.

    3) Of course I stalk er follow you :)

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    1. Maybe you try many of them *wink, wink*

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  17. I love a note of Citrus in my soap would be lovely, thank you!

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  18. Again, just to pick three? A hard choice, but topping my list are:

    The Oracle Sea Salt and Coconut Milk
    Sea Queen of Connaught
    Dark Alchemy

    As for other ingredients I like in soap, I adore cinnamon and clove touched with a bit of orange.

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    1. I'm Wicked, Wicked, Wicked ;-)

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  19. I follow via email and GFC.

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  20. Hmmm....I think some cinnamon and caffeine in a soap would be nice.

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    1. Oh gods! I will certainly eat the soap lol

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  21. The 3 items that would make me smile for days would be the Nevermore, Lenore and the Mutiny sea salt bar and the Kingdom by the sea.

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  22. My handmade soap, would have orange, lavender, mango, white ginger and roses ;o)

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  23. The Merry Wives orange, lavender, vanilla lip balm ;o) The rose clay and lavender soap ;o) The Helen Of Troy's face cream ;o)

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  24. Guess what???? I follow you ;o) LOL!

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    1. And we'll dance all ALWAYS long ;-D

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  25. Pernod Liqueur, Rooibos Chai, and extract of Sweet Alyssum Flower only as pungent as that which grows in Southern California

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  26. Paracelsus' Liquid Soap, Wild Woodsman Primitive Pine Tar Soap, Monastery 10th Century Wine Soap

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  27. Probably ylang ylang oil.. Roses and vanilla.. (Sigh)

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  28. I love all of her soaps....they r all fabulous and delicious!!
    Anise, Nutmeg, Patchouli, etc., etc., etc.
    Best soaps ever.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. I'm getting a few bars in a bit!

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  29. Perfect soap? Rosemary Mint with a touch of Lily of the Valley in an Aloe Vera base.

    Alchemy & Ashes: The Merry Wives and Duke & Duchess lip Balms and 4th Century Serum... they all sound wonderful!

    I'm following!

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  30. I just love rosemary and lavender! Oh, and orange, and vanilla... Home made soap is awesome. Lori Wright stokeswright@gmail.com

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    1. The rosemary is strong with this um... soaps ;-)

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  31. I would love to try the Sweet Alchemy, Madam Ursula's Liquid, and Nine Days Queen. They all sound so yummy.
    stokeswright@gmail.com

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  32. She already made my perfect soap so the ingredients in the Sea Queen soap, I loved it, it's perfect and I want her to come live with me and make this soap for me every day.

    Could the 3 things that would make me smile for days be 3 bars of the Sea Queen soap??

    If not: Sea Queen, Oracle, and Mutiny to stick with my mermaid ways =)

    And you know I'm a Wicked Darling.

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    1. That's how I feel about Dark Alchemy. I LOVE it!

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  33. Are we supposed to comment separately for each entry? Oops!

    Well, I haven't been doing it, so I'll stick with my system....haha!
    Can't have enough yummy smelling body products....her creations all sound amazing!

    My favorite ingredient for natural soaps is shea butter :)

    The 3 items I would adore from her shop are, Haeretic Hair serum, Madame Ursula's Liquid Soap & East India Lip Balm :)

    I forgot to mention in all my other comments before....I am a Happy Follower.
    But then, I assumed you knew that already....heehee ;P

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    1. Nope. No separate comments. But no one listens to me ;-(

      I go crazy for shea butter with a bit of honey.

      I knew you followed! I'm pretty sure I saw you with Stacy and Shelle standing by the Irish Pup outside my window ;-D

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  34. If I could add any ingredients to my soap it would be jasmine. I absolutely LOVE the smell of jasmine flowers

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  35. From Alchemy & Ashes - the Shaman 7th century soap, Nevermore, Lenore soap and the Druid soap

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  36. I love scented artisan soap and I love my Hubby because he likes scented soap, too. So, I'm looking for a soap for Hubby when I choose a scent. I'd add black pepper for him, but neroli for me.

    As for choosing three? Aquitane. Macbeth. Druid!

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  37. Vanilla and Mango Butter! Oh and I do love Jasmine.

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    1. Mango goes well with everything.

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  38. I follow you on Blog Lovin

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  39. The 3 that would make me smile for days would be: Nevermore, Lenore soap, A thousand Ships Cream and Divinity soap. Thanks for introducing us to this shop. I'm in love :)

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  40. I am always overwhelmed by the response that Magaly's "Wicked Luvs" have for my soaps! Thank you all so much for your kind words and for visiting my Etsy shop. As a token of my gratitude, please use coupon code DARKMAGALY to receive 15% off your entire purchase through November 30th. As always, these giveaways are a lot of fun and I look forward to the next one! XOXO -Shawnee Kircher (Alchemy & Ashes)

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    1. Shawnee, you are a darling! And your soaps are delicious. I shall share this nicely scented blessing with my Wicked Luvs on a post (very soon). I know many of them (and me) will be jumping at the opportunity. Hugs!

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