Friday, 15 January 2010

more new soaps!

I couldn't help myself...... I tried, but I was just too weak....... it was such fun the first time, I didn't see how it could harm anyone...... I just had to do it all over again!
I made more soap!!
These are my second, sorry... third try - the second did not work out (very messy!) - at the cold process soaps I mentioned a few entries ago. I went with the olive oil or 'castille' soap again and this time I split the final batch into two lot and fragranced them separately.
One I did with Lavender and Geranium essential oils (I have recently rediscovered Geranium - I love it as an essential oil, but the aroma just kills me! By putting it with Lavender, it's mellowed out nicely enough that I really like them together), and the other with Rose and Vanillla natural fragrance oils and a dash of pink clay. I wanted to see if there was any difference in curing times and such between using straight essential oils and fragrance - turns out the fragrance oils set the soap quicker. Interesting.
As before I have rolled them into the balls and this time I 've also coated them in lavender flowers and rose petals respectively. A bit tricky to get the lavender flowers to stick evenly, but I am happy enough with them all for my first try.
Just waiting on them to cure and try them out. All going well, I might be able to have some on the stall for the Design Centre market that's due to happen at Festivale here in Lonnie in Feb. If not then they should be ready for other markets sometime after that.


sophiehillartist said...

Oh Annie!
You are amazing!

Isis said...

ohh la la :)

Nicole said...

they look wonderful Annie!

Pam said...

Don't they sound yummy!! :)