Monday, May 5, 2014

Trying something new--English Tea Rose soap

In the last couple of months, I have tried many new soap fragrances.  Most have been fabulous and wonderful to work with.  Unfortunately, two fragrances produced soap that seized on me.  It is always humbling and frustrating when this happens.  I like to think I am very careful when I make my soaps.  However, some fragrance oils don't like to be mixed at temperatures around 115 degrees Fahrenheit and they don't like to be too agitated.  Lesson learned.  This new soap, English Tea Rose, looked horrendous at first after plopping the mixture into the molds.  I was scared it wouldn't turn out at all.  However, just one day later, it looks almost charming.  Once this soap cures, there may be a few bars that aren't perfect, but that will just mean we will get to keep it and use it ourselves.

Here is our English Tea Rose soap, put to bed.

These soaps smell like rosewater and the pink parts contain rose clay.  Rose clay is a mild kaolin clay that can be used on normal to dry skin to gently cleanse and exfoliate while improving the skin's circulation.

Look for it around June 2, 2014.

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