dinsdag 18 juni 2013

Scrub soap

I cut the gardeners soap and tested it but I should have used much more pumice. It's hardly noticeble. I used 1 tbs per pound of oils, must remember to double that next time. The green color is slowly turning brown. I used green clay and spirulina? Does anybody know what is causing it?

This weekend I'm trying to sell them even though they're not cured yet. I put a huge sign on them saying " use after 31-07-2013". I'm having a small table on a fair on an ecological farm called "BuitenBant".

woensdag 12 juni 2013

Gardeners scrub soap

Oils: coconut, olive (calendula infused), sesame, wheat germ, castor, shea butter
Superfat: 15% (due to high percentage coconut oil)
Liquid: water
Additives: green clay, spirulina, TD, silk
Scrub: pumice, dried calendula flowers, parsley
Scent: EO lavender with a hint of thyme and tea tree
Method: CPOP

I was too quick putting this one in the oven, the lovely topping collapsed.

dinsdag 11 juni 2013

Cherry Blossom soap

I'm so happy with how this soap turned out. I planned for pink drops (cherries) and green leaves on top. It's pretty close to how I imagined it should be. Now I wish I made a larger batch...

Oils: coconut, olive, wheat germ, castor, shea butter
Liquid: water
Additives: TD, pink clay, green clay, rhubarb root and alkanet infused olive oil (for the pink)
Scent: Japanese Cherry Blossom

 That brownish stuff on top is actually much lighter, it only shows up in the pictures. Does anybody know what that could be?