Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mint-Eucalyptus-Bentonite for Oily/Acne skin

As promised, here are the photos of my new Mint-Eucalyptus soap for oily & acne-prone skin.  I have to tell you that I'm having a blast with the color and swirlling!  Very exciting. ( Jen, I share your puzzlement with alkanet...please let me know if you get it figured out, and I will do the same!)

The white layer has Cornmint EO, while the dark layer (colored with Alkanet) has Eucalyptus EO and bentonite clay.  This soap is VERY LIGHTLY superfatted with extra virgin olive oil so as not to clog pores. 

I'll be looking for a few "testers" who have oily skin or acne, willing to try a bar and give me some honest feedback.   Please either post if you're interested, or contact me through my website  I'll plan on shipping the soap around August 10th or so.  

I saw a lovely soap colored with yellow dock at The Soap Making Forum that I wanted you all to see...I love the color!  I probably don't need to tell you that I'm steeping some in olive oil as we speak! : )  
I'll post pics when the latest experiment is completed!   I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!
Happy Skin, everyone!  ~Becky


Jennifer Young said...

Your swirling is amazing! The colour from here looks like brown!!!! this is from Alkanet? You have me even more stumped..... My experiments are going very interstingly... but I suddenly wow - I am going to have a ton of soap to try out from this experiment... I already have 10 experimental bars curing... xo Jen

Christa said...

oh oh oh! i'd love to try if you're still in the market for testers! i've recently become obsessed with soapmaking but am taking my time reading up on EVERYTHING. i have oily/acne prone skin and am trying to formulate in my head a perfect combination for a homemade soap. I'd LOVE to give yours a whirl. it can give me some ideas and you great feedback. let me know!

TheSoapSister said...

Christa,I am still looking for oily skin testers! Thanks for volunteering. Please contact me through my website www.heirloomsoapworks.comand let me know your address, o.k.?Woo Hoo! I love un-biased testers!