Monday, July 26, 2010
Yellow Dock Results -Finally!
Soap making, like life, is full of surprises. Some are fantastic, some good, some just "o.k." and some are just downright disappointing.
This soap falls into my "good" category, I think. I was attempting "pink", but instead I got this really pretty cocoa-ish color. I like it.
I "chopped in" color in 1/2 of the batch. (It would have been "swirled", but the white soap had started to get pretty firm by the time I had the brown soap ready!) The other mould is just a plain layered look, which I don't mind. (Those layered soaps alway make me think of a rich dessert, though.)
The white soap is fragranced with Mimosa floral wax, and the darker soap is made with Ylang Ylang essential oil. I was going for an extremely floral & feminine soap, but I have to reserve forming an opinion of the fragrance until the curing is complete.....I think we all know what that can do to a fragrance!
This is really the only thing going here as far as soap is concerned. We've been very busy just enjoying the summer, and all too soon school will start and I'll be bummed. But for now, it's the season for less work and more play! : )
Happy skin, y'all!