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Sunday, September 18, 2011

"From Russia with Love" Natural Soap...

I received my package of Russian clay a while back, (I love the boxes that it comes it -beautiful full-color soap-type boxes -and I can't read a word on them!) 


I've  been percolating with ideas for a new soap ever since.  What to combine it with to make a "flavor" befitting it's Siberian origins? 

I wanted it to be gentle and moisturizing, of course.....but what comes to mind when one thinks of Siberia??  COLD!  Winter!  White fur-trimmed hoods....Dr. Zhivago....Omar Sharif....slap! slap! Becky snap out of it!  Ahem, sorry -I got a bit carried away there, but you get my drift! At least that's what comes to my mind...

So what I came up with for scent is a combination of Peppermint-Eucalyptus-Lavender, and it smells REALLY cool, fresh and well, Siberian to me!  "From Russia with Love" is generously superfatted with Mango Butter and cold-pressed Castor Bean Oil to moisturize and condition. 

It's colored with Blue Clay from Russia (said to be the most therapeutic of all the clays) to add detox/revitalizing properties to this natural soap which I've designed to be for the face, but should prove to be a spa-like body bar as well!  Hubby is anxious to try this one -declaring "That one smells REALLY good" as I was making it.  (Got to love a big, handsome Guinea Pig, yes? :) )
 

5 comments:

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Mmmm,sounds absolutely yummy to me.Looks very soothing too!

Anne-Marie said...

Peppermint Eucalyptus Lavender sounds absolutely divine! Love the name you are going with. And yes, handsome Guinea Pigs are the greatest! =)

Amy Warden said...

Sounds intriguing for sure!

Sara James said...

Sounds pretty fascinating! Mind telling us where you purchased the blue clay from?

The Soap Sister said...

Hi Sara, I bought my clay from Russian Food Direct. :)