When I was trying to decide how to color this soap, I really didn’t know for sure how it would turn out. We only use natural colorants, so I wasn’t sure I could pull this off! This was also our first try at using this particular fragrance oil in soap. It’s been one of our Christmas favorites and best sellers in our candles for years. The fragrance is a blend of fruit and spice and just simply smells like Christmas. I think it turned out better than I even expected and makes me think of the Three Wise Men – I think it’s the royalty of the purple and the brown swirls remind me of the manger. As are all of our soaps, this soap is made with 100% certified organic oils and butters – 30% shea butter to be exact! The decorative label, look and smell of this soap make it a very special choice for a teacher’s gift, Secret Santa gift or a special stocking stuffer. It simply looks beautiful and festive just sitting in your soap dish in the bathroom or kitchen, plus the entire room will have a Christmas smell. To check out raw pictures of these soaps as they were made take a look at our Facebook page – while you’re there, we’d love for you to sign up as a fan!