Monday, May 17, 2010

SUMMER FLOWERS

I have been soaping with my sister. Let me present her first handmade soaps!

The looks is not what we aimed for. We wanted to make layered soap, something like the "Dreaming of Provence" with flower embeds. Things were going just fine until we added the Lemon Verbena FO by Gracefruit which seized in couple of seconds. Oh well, at least she has now seen what a total seizure is...

The recipe proved to be really good. The lather of this soap is great. It is hard to have the kind of nice thick lather like soaps with palm oil, but I think this one comes really close.


Recipe:
52% Olive oil
34 % Coconut oil
14% Castor oil

40% lye concentration
Lemon Verbena FO
French Green Clay

Method:
Cold process

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty!!!
    I like colour, congratulations!!

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  2. I like it... from the photo it looks blue, that is from green clay? Wow! xo Jen

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  3. Those are so lovely well done x

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  4. They look good! The color looks blue to me too. Every batch is a learning experience!

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