During October i was busy preparing soaps for christmas fairs and gifts but i didn't get round to taking many photo's. The few photo's i did take i was not happy with and honestly i was a little embarrassed to put them up...(i am still working on my photographic skills !!! )
I made 10 different batches in total all seen in the first picture below, and i will be wrapping them in lovely christmas wrap which i brought from paperchase this week. The soaps are on the curing rack and still have a week to go, when they are ready and packed i will try to take a few decent photos.
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YLANG YLANG & GRAPEFRUIT
A creamy shea butter soap scented with ylang ylang and grapefruit.
When i added the essential oils the mixture started to thicken in the pot, so i had to work really quick and you can see the bumpy look of of the soap. I added a line of cocoa through the centre and topped with chamomile and heather flowers.
ORANGE & FRANKINCENSE
I have already blogged on this soap in a previous post so i wont go on about it too much.
PINK CLAY & GERANIUM
One of my favourite soaps with tonnes of creamy shea butter. I added 1 tbsp of pink clay per lb of fat but the colour was not as strong as i had hoped for!!
I love the smell of this soap, it reminds me of 'Bakewell Tarts'.
I infused my water with madder root and added it to the lye, the outcome was a lovely pale pink colour, however it seems to be fading in the centre. the soap is scented with bay leaf, cinnamon, clove and orange essential oils and the soap is topped with poppy seeds for exfoliation.
CHOCOLATE & PEPPERMINT
Smells Divine....almost like real chocolate!!! the kids are waiting eagerly for this little beauty to cure
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GREEN CLAY & TEA TREE
Another one of my favourite shea butter soaps with green clay. I have added tea tree oil and a little hint of peppermint essential oil.
A really creamy soap with loads of shea butter added. The soap is scented with lavender essential oil and topped with lavender flowers. I love the simplicity of this soap !!
GOATS MILK, LEMONGRASS & CALENDULA
I have blogged on this soap in an earlier post
Another food based soap.
I added coffee to my lye instead of pure water and ground coffee at trace for exfoliation. The soap is scented with cinnamon and vanilla essential oils which is absolutely DELICIOUS....i was hoping for a more cinnamon scent however it is more sweet but non the less YUM!!
GOATS MILK HONEY
A super lovely soap with goats milk and honey added at trace. The soap is scented with orange and a hint of petuli to act as a scent fixative.