Friday, November 9, 2012

Winter Soaps

Hi everyone!

I've been working on winter and Holiday soaps and most are done curing now.  They're waiting to be wrapped and labeled and sent off to the store.  I haven't taken pictures of all of them yet, but here's a few of them.

This one I'm calling Blizzard.  It has olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, macadamia nut oil, cocoa butter, and castor oil.  It didn't come out exactly the way I wanted.  It ended up having the crackled look which happens sometimes when titanium dioxide is used to whiten the soap.  It doesn't affect the quality of the soap, just adds an interesting crackled look which some people like, some people don't like.  I like it in certain types of designs such as swirls.  I still like how the soap turned out.  The crackles add a sort of chaotic look which made it fitting to call the soap Blizzard.  It's scented with peppermint. 

Here's another one which turned out really well.  It's called Sleigh Ride.

This one has cocoa butter and shea butter in it and is scented with a top note of orange, followed by a middle note of green apple, and winding down to peppermint and cloves.  This is not an overpowering scent and I really like the lingering scent of the peppermint and cloves.  I used oxides and micas for color, and threw in some embed chunks and topped it all with iridescent glitter.

This last soap is one that I also really like.  It's called Island Christmas and is not a traditional scent for the Christmas season.

This scent is a combination of guava, mango, papaya, and strawberry with a base note of freshly picked peppermint leaf.  It's a really juicy tropical scent with hint of mint and I just love this fragrance!  When  I designed the look of the soap, I wanted to create a shoreline on the bottom, waves and surf of the ocean, and then a tropical sunset sky of warm oranges, pinks, and yellows. 

Hope you like these soaps.  I will post more later.  Take care!

Candy :o)

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