When I'm creating a new soap, I have a picture in my head of what it's going to look like ~ A white base, with gold mica swirls and mint green to suggest leaves. Then reality hits when the soap misbehaves. I thought about putting this on into the zombie zoaps page, gut it's not quite ugly enough to make the cut.
Titanium dioxide is used to make white in cosmetics, and I use it sparingly in soap to make a whiter base. I use a lot of olive oil in my soap recipe, and it has a darker cast to it, so sometimes TD is necessary. But TD has a tendency to speed things up, as far as soaping goes. And that's what it did, made this soap move quickly. One second it was nice like a cake batter, the next is was soap on a spoon!
Good thing I can move faster than a speeding bullet. I also leap tall buildings in a single bound. Well, more like tall laundry piles in a stuttering trip. Hehe.
This coconutty fragrance is sweet, has a goodly portion of vanilla in it, so I expect it to darken some (though the TD may slow that down). It's got a hint of something like pineapple, but I'm told there is no pineapple in there. Check it out for yourself and see what you can smell. It's truly lovely. Or completely yummy. Or both.
I've been working on a special order for a soap that combined both a masculine and feminine fragrance and had colors to match a book cover. Chocolate Sandalwood has both elements ~ chocolate for the ladies and sandalwood for the gents. The combination is out of this world, btw, if you haven't already tried it. I settled on a graduated color pour with a dash of red toward the top. Then, just by a happy chance, my middle daughter picked some violets for me and made a lovely chain, which I couldn't resist adding to the photo. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out. They're finished with packaging in a cello bag with a sticker on the front that has the book cover on it. It looks fabulous, darlings! Fabulous!
AnaBananananana.... dang... when do I stop with the "nanana's?"
This is just a tiny, intseee, weentsee little batch (one pound) I brewed up yesterday. I wanted to see how this technique would work for a project I have in mind. I like it! Yeah, there's a few flaws here, but the effect is so nice that I'm going to definitely be working with this some more. I hope you likey too!
Sincerely and ever yours,