Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lots and Lots of Soap!!!

I am really behind on blogging! Yikes! I've made four batches of soap in the last four or five days. I'm thrilled with all of them!

On Sunday I made Pink Posy and Snow Soaps. I was wanting very light colored soaps after the Pink Sugar fiasco. Pink Posy is a beautiful soft floral blend of violets, gardenia, jasmine, and also a touch of grapefruit and vanilla. I enhanced the white and did an in-the-mold swirl in pale pink.

The other soap I made on Sunday is called Snow. It's been so hot that I really needed to focus on something cool. This soap is very winter-like in look and scent. It is scented with an essential oil blend of fir needle, eucalyptus, and peppermint. Not only does it have a 'cold' scent but it was also be cool and refreshing when we use it too.

This afternoon I made two more soaps and they are extremely colorful! The first I made is called Citrus Pop and it has a delightful scent blend of pink grapefruit and litsea essential oils. This blend is one of my favorites. This time I decided to play up the colors and colored it pink, yellow, orange, and green. It's very sherbet-y!

The second soap I made was a remake of Fruitylicious. The last time I made it, I used some yellow soap balls that promptly removed themselves from my soap upon cutting. Grr! I used six colors this time and it will be much more jazzy! This is a delicious fruity scent (thus Fruitlicious) and is a scent combo of leafy greens, pineapple, coconut, cherries, peaches, jasmine, violets, and a touch of vanilla.


Cee Gee said...

Very pretty soaps! I really enjoy watching your soaping videos :)

Bobbins and Balms said...

i'v enjoyed watching your videos on snow soap & citrus pop, i also like the idea of using disposable cups...its something i should try so i can cut out on the washing :)

Holly said...

Thank you!

I love using disposable cups because it's one less thing to wash up. I would like to get some big paper ones however to reduce the plastic waste. I started using the small paper ones to mix colors because it was such a mess to wash up the color containers, especially when using oxides. They were staining my sink!

Fancy said...

Your soaps are always so pretty. How did you get into soapmaking?

Holly said...

Hi Fancy! Basically, like many others, I was trying to find a soap that wasn't so stripping to my skin. So I used some soap from Indigo Wild and fell in love. Soon I got tired of paying so much for just a sliver and so I started researching. I was immediately scared off by the books that I was reading. I ended up researching it again and the rest is history!