First, I have to say THANK YOU to all that have bought my E-Zine! And for the wonderful and kind emails/comments I’ve been getting. I really appreciate all of you! 🙂
I made a couple of logs of soap yesterday for some friends.
Neither of these came out very exciting. I did an in the pot swirl for both but the colors didn’t hold well. I used some micas I hadn’t used before and I guess they weren’t very stable or I didn’t use enough.
Anywho…the soap on the left smells awesome! It is a mix of 2 parts Bramble Berry Sheer Fresia, 1 part BB Mangosteen and 1 part BB Rain Cybilla. (All samples I had received in various orders/swap.)
The other log was Kumquat from Taylored Concepts. It was very different than other Kumquats I have used. It almost seemed to smell like bubble gum. This soap is for some friends with kids…so I know they’ll be happy when they get it.
Sorry my pictures aren’t that great. This yellow table I have just isn’t the best background for pics. Usually I use a brown table cloth but I had a transparent crock pot soap volcano all over it the night before and I’m having trouble deciding how to wash it. I think there is too much sticky soap on it to throw it in the washing machine so I should probably throw it in the tub first to soak it.
I also tried out a new recipe. It’s similar to another one I love but has more shea and some palm kernel. Because of all the solid oils/butter it does get thick fast.
Olive oil – 8 oz
Palm oil – 8 oz
Coconut oil – 6 oz
Palm Kernel oil – 4 oz
Shea butter – 6 oz
Avocado oil – 2 oz
Castor oil – 2 oz
Water – 11 oz
Sodium hydroxide – 4.8 oz
Today is like Christmas for me. I’m anxiously awaiting a delivery of a new soap mold which should deliver tonite! I can’t wait to play with it over the weekend. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of posts coming up about using it. 🙂
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Happy Soaping! -Amanda Aaron