Intoxication

Posted by Titanium Wild , 9 April 2011 8:32:00 pm

I'd had an absolutely rubbish night's sleep the previous evening, and made up an aromatherapy blend for myself consisting of vetivert, lemongrass and clary sage. It was a very 'heavy' blend, but it did the job beautifully!
I woke up the next morning feeling inspired, and this...



...is what I came up with.
Using Redbush tea as my liquid, with added coconut cream(my most favourite ingredient....for now anyway!), and tussah silk, and charcoal plus cocoa powders for the swirls, I am in LOVE!
For the purposes of soaping, I added a touch of benzoin to the blend, and upped the lemongrass a little as, as most soapers know, citrus oils tend to fade really quickly, and I wanted to hang onto it for as long as possible.
I very nearly repeated my previous mistake of forgetting to add my essential oils, but just before I split the batter to add colour I remembered, and into the mix they went. All I can say at this point is that I then had to move very quickly. I'm not sure which of the essential oils was the offender, but one of them will have a smacked bottom next time I use it...I just need to work out the guilty party.

Despite having to move like greased lightening, I got the batter into the mould, and styled as I wanted, so all in all it was a successful batch.

Hooray, my soapy mojo is back ;-)

6 Response to "Intoxication"

Miss Polly Says:

Yay for your mojo, this is a stunner Beth.

Kim D Says:

Wonderful looking soap - sounds delightful!

Soap, fairies, and everything in between Says:

Thanks Kim :) I feel like I have a formula that I'm happy with, and will produce a saleable soap x

Jennifer Young Says:

Sounds delicious!! I find that Benzoin is the guilty one... it may be a bad quality oil that I bought but Benzoin set up the soap so quickly I can hardly work with it! Happy Easter!! xo Jen

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