I've been on another soaping spree. Well, several soaps in a row is always a spree for me. :-)
Last week I made a batch of Rosemary Mint Essential Oil Soap with fresh avocado and cream. Many people know that rosemary and mint is a wonderful blend. It smells like mint chocolates to me. Love it! I was hoping to get a bit of green from the avocado but it virtually disappeared. I should have known that.
From there I soaped a vanilla chai fragrance. It is to be more of a cozy, spicy, sweet scent than a straight up chai tea. It has notes of golden butter, shaved coconut, sticky maple syrup, white chocolate tea, vanilla rum, and warm holiday spices. I used a fragrance and also added some cinnamon and nutmeg. Not much, just a tad will do ya!
This soap is called Creamy Vanilla Chai and has quickly become one of my favorites visually as I haven't given it a test run quite yet.
I did not upload a making video of the Creamy Vanilla Chai because it didn't come out right. So here is the unmolding of Rosemary Mint and the cutting of Creamy Vanilla Chai:
From there I made a slab soap to try swirling (I've only done a thin slab swirl once before) with this Wild Mountain Honey Soap. It is a honey and wildflowers scent though to me it is heavier on the perfume side. I love it, it's familiar to me. However, it seems to be one of those fragrances that you either love it or hate it. It was so hard to get a decent picture of the swirls. They were a bit mottled but I know now how I could have prevented it.
When I don't achieve the desired affect in my soap that I want, I must try, try again. So yesterday back into the soap kitchen I went. I made a yet unnamed batch of soap to test my swirling techniques and I am very happy with the results! The scent blend is one of lavender flowers, lilacs, and juniper breeze (a BBW dupe) and it's just downright wonderful.
There will be a making video, I just haven't edited it yet. Today I will cut it and the Wild Mountain Honey Soaps. Stay tuned!