Sunday, 29 March 2009

Holy Soap!


My soap is at last cured after 3 weeks, and i've been trying and testing it all weekend.


The white soap is from a "starter" recipie and contains olive oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. I scented it with patchouli, ylang ylang and sweet orange, and the smell now is quite delicate and fresh. It lathers up very nicely and feels 'soft' to the skin. I like it alot.

The chocolate soap lathers well too but doesn't really smell of anything. Maybe a very faint trace of chocolate. I like this recipe which includes olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, caster oil and 70% chocolate, but next time I might add a bit of vanilla scent.

It's all wrapped and ready to go now - for some 'unofficial' swaps. The Italian Connection, who sampled my previous batch in January, has promised to send me some salami and parmesan in return for a few blocks of this!


I' also managed to post my "Time for Tea" swap on time!

12 comments:

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Mmmm, these look so good! And I love the presentation as well. If you ever decide on selling, I will certainly be buying from you :)

Kitty said...

That soap looks positively delicious, and I love the wrapping - made out of Bible pages, if I'm not mistaken?!

x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Ah now I get it!

Holy Soap! I am so quick.... not!

A swap you say.....

for a bar of soap perchance!

mmmm.... what kind of things are you looking for?

Somerset Scrumpy? Pear cider? Cheddar Cheese ? apart from the Wurzles and their "brand new combine harvester" I don't think Somerset has much more to offer! lol

Take care
Alex

Gina said...

The soap looks great and such fabulous packaging!

driftwood said...

oooh soap, I'd swap something for that.....

Billie Jane said...

The packaging looks fabulous! And as always your photographs are great. You should be doing the Happy Soapers Dance about now!

twiggypeasticks said...

Can't wait to smell it, we're still using the lovely stuff you sent in my lovely parcel. Twiglet won't use anything else when he washes his hands!! what goodtaste he has!
Twiggy x

Tracy said...

Those soaps do look delicious, Julia...and so pretty wrapped up. :o) The white with patchouli and ylang ylang sounds heavenly...Happy Days ((HUGS))

peppermintpatcher said...

OH! patchouli, ylang ylang and sweet orange would be my absolute favourites. I love how you've wrapped it too.

jennyflower said...

Looks like your packaging is a hit! That looks good enough to nibble. xxx

Diane said...

I'd love to have a go at home made soap. Your packaging looks great and really original.

dottycookie said...

And it does smell good enough to eat!