Monday, October 6, 2014

Progress and Cold Processing

It's so gratifying when you can see your progress over time!  Here is an early attempt at a purple and white bar (this one was supposed to have a lavender scent, but I really underestimated how much fragrance oil to use, so it barely had a scent once it was fully cured).


Here is a later, much improved attempt at a purple and white soap.  This one has a better texture, and a nice orchid and vanilla scent (still very lightly scented).


There's undoubtedly room for improvement, and it's gratifying to see the side by side comparison. Today I'm working on a lemongrass and green tea soap.  I infused some fresh lemongrass in olive oil last night, and plan to use green tea in lieu of water in my recipe.  This should be quite an adventure. Stay tuned for pics!