Saturday, 1 October 2011

Soap Experiment - Eucalyptus & Aloe Vera

Eucalyptus & Aloe Vera... a 3 oil soap (olive, coconut & castor) and 1 essential oil (Eucalyptus). It has Aloe Vera from my garden, and a little white clay.  Simplicity.

This was a request from a friend who adores the Eucalyptus scent and I am pleased that she loves the result.   


My pictorial soap story "from opening mould to ready for selling" will be continued once orange poppyseed is cured, then I will do a post about packaging.


For now, I will begin a new series about my recent experiments with new recipes and soaps.

Happy Soaping & happy experimenting!

xo
Jen

16 comments:

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Such a beautiful soap ! Soon, I will get all the experimenting out of my system and stick to a few good recipes. Then maybe my soaps can take on the sophistication your soaps have. YOU are one classy soaper.

Celine Blacow said...

That is lovely, creamy and beautiful and very simple. I love it.

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, Thank you so much for your compliments!! Oh lets never get the experimenting out of our systems... I love your experiments!! (... you frustrated sculpter you...!! hee hee) xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Celine, Thank you so much for you lovely comment. Love your soaps as well... you have become the MASTER of spoon swirl!! I was surprised with this soap how white it turned out by simply removing the Shea Butter!! xo Jen

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

This looks lovely and I like the light colour as well.

Michelle

Nitya said...

Such a beautiful experiment you have there!! The pearly glow that the soaps have is so pretty Jennifer!!

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thank you!!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Nitya, Thanks so much! I have made this soap again... and it was a darker colour!! The only real things I had changed were 1) No Castor Oil 2) Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil instead of normal cheap olive oil from the local shop and 3) a bit of Cedarwood EO as well.... xo Jen

miscellanea said...

This soap is beautiful. I'm looking forward to your next experiments.
Petra

Between Friends said...

Hi Jen, your soaps always have such a special quality to them, even when they are as simple as these beauties. I look forward to your packaging post! - Maggie

Jennifer Young said...

Miscellanea, Thank you! I have a lot of experiments to post about! coming soon...

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thank you! I think that Orange soap will be ready to package within about 10 days.... I suppose I could video it, but I still prefer still photography... xo Jen

jannette said...

yes i love my eucalyptus soap and want moooooooooooorreee

Jennifer Young said...

Jannette, Thanks! This one is for you babe! xo Jen

SoapJam said...

Hi Jen! I just finished making a batch of aloe vera soap. It has uneven white spots. I placed the fresh aloe gel in the blender but did not strain. I thought I had blended it thoroughly. I remember you said you made aloe vera soaps and have found these old posts of yours. Your soaps are beautiful and of an even color. Do you think the spots are lumpy aloe vera gel? I will do a post on it soon....

Jennifer Young said...

Hi soapJam, I get lumps too in my Aloe Vera soap! but the soap turns whiter and smoother with time. It still has lumps... xo Jen