Friday, June 11, 2010
New Goats Milk Shaving Soap
I was feeling inspired this afternoon, and created two new variations on my Goat Milk & Honey Soap. The first is a shaving soap (with bentonite clay)that I fragranced with a blend of EOs: Fir Needle, Cedarwood, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang,(you know it's my new obsession)and a whiff of Lavender. Whew! That looks like a really long list, but it smelled pretty good to me. Of course you never know for sure just how the lye may distort it, but I'm anxious to see, er, smell!
I poured the shaving version into two mugs that a customer sent with me to do for her hubby, and the rest went into some adorable little flower-embossed moulds that I've used for shower favors in the past. The last time I made shaving soap was quite a while ago, and I added a bit too much bentonite & you can probably guess what happened. It was setting up as I was frantically scraping it into mugs as fast as I could. It turned out fine, but I made a mental note to use way less bentonite next time.
The other half of the batch has the same EO blend, but no bentonite. I'm hoping the scent will have some "man-appeal", as my product line really doesn't cater much to men at this time. I guess I'll give it the ol' Hubby Test in about a month, and then I'll know for sure. :)