Saturday, 28 May 2011

Moorish Soap 'Memories of Al'andalus'

This soap is based on my adventures in 'Al-andalus', it reminds me of all the rustic rugid orange colours of Granada and Cordoba and the Alhambra view from St Nicholas point.

It was the Arabs (moors) who had brought oranges over to Spain from Arabia therefore i decided to scent this soap with sweet orange and a hint of mandarin, vetiver was added to give a warm woody scent which also reminds me of Arabian musk and actually makes a lovely blend.
Handmade orange peel was made by moi and added for colour, a rustic appearance and also for exfoliation.  I'm sure everyone has an image of Spanish sun kissed skin therefore i added carrot powder which is known to be good for complexion.  

Overall a really moisturisingly moorish soap with lots of lovely fun filled memories!!

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