October 31, 2010

Honey Almond Soap

The soap from my cold process tutorial.

I wish I had added a little more fragrance in this one. You can smell the honey almond but it's faint. I like the way the swirls turned out though.

I also made a loaf of Spicy Apple.
It will be cut with my crinkle cutter in a couple of days. It came out of the mold a little soft so it needs a couple more days to harden.

I doubled the fragrance in this one and you can smell it when you walk in the front door.
Anyone made soap yet?


Julie Harward said...

I would vote for doubling the fragrance too...I can almost smell it..Heavenly! ;D

Country Whispers said...

They are too pretty to use!
The colors are perfect and the scents sound wonderful. I haven't made any yet but I'm taking notes from you and hope to give it a try soon!

goatmilker said...

I have been making soap this summer also. I had some ready for the last few weeks of Farmers Market. People love it. The question I have is what do you use for your color? Another problem I seem to have is the scent will not stay. How much scent do you put in? Have a good day. Thanks Rebekah.

Nancy @ el vigilante said...

Gorgeous! Both of them turned out so pretty. I have ordered my supplies -- and will start on this soap making journey as soon as all of it arrives. Can't wait! :) Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Rebekah, I use some soap colors in the liquid form. I am wanting to try some mica colors eventually. I also used a little bit of dry cocoa powder in the honey almond coloring. There are so many natural colors you can use as well. Many of your additives for color will turn brown but some will hold their color. I know that Suzanne at Chickens in the Road just did a post on natural soap colors Saturday. Here's the link to that post. She and Cindy at Our Life Simplified were my inspirations to try soaping. I have had some problems with essential oil fragrances fading. Peppermint and lavender seem to hold well. The vanilla type fragrances seem to fade more easily. I have found that fragrance oils hold their smell longer in my opinion. I also want to add that from time to time when I make this batch of soap it comes out with a bit of a Crisco smell, sort of oily. It doesn't happen every time and I think it may have to do with my lye being a little warmer than my oils when I mix them. I have found that it goes away after sitting for a day or two once sliced and the added scent will come through more.

Hope that helps.

Jules said...

I love the colors and sniff, sniff... What I smell is divine :D

I need to learn this stuff. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Carmen said...

Wow. I love the purplely colored soap. I bet it smells even better than it looks too.

You are so ambitious. I'm envious of your energy!


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