Saturday, 26 June 2010

Tea for Two...

My house is smelling pretty amazing right now. As with many other soapy folk, I have a rather deep seated obsession with fragrances. My latest is called Linden Blossom.
From the awesome Bramble Berry fragrance range - it has this amazing sweetness to it that blends citrus notes with the Linden Blossom and light florals as well. Mmmmmm..
Now.... what to team it with....?
Well to be honest, this pairing came together simply because of the name.
Red Tea and Linden Blossom
Rolls off the tongue quite nicely doesn't it?
So off I went to my local wholefoods store, bought myself some beautiful Rooibos (Red Tea) loose leaves and away we went.
Instead of using filtered water for my lye solution, I used the infusion of red tea. It started off this amazing russet red colour and I didn't think to add any other colourants to the batch. As it has cured, it's become a lovely soft cream. To give it a little 'zing' I dabbed dried red tea leaves onto each soap ball. What do you think?

7 comments:

Recycled Relix said...

Hi there, your soaps look good enough to eat! Thanks for commenting on my blog.... next time you are in say hello so I know who you are! Thanks Cathy

Isis said...

mmmm mmmm mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm!

melanie said...

can I eat them? they sure do look divine!

Lyn said...

Isn't it such fun to have an obcession with fragrance :0) I hang out for my next batch of samples to test!!!!!!
These look absolutely amazing

innerearthsoaps said...

Ooh! I've been wanting to try that one too! Sounds lovely.

Black Eyed Susie said...

What Isis said!

Joanna said...

these are beautiful and the name is very enticing! Makes me want to smell them!