Thursday, 6 October 2011

Soap Experiment - Potpourri # 1


In trying to use up my soap shreds, I created "Potpourri". This is the first attempt.  In the background you can see second attempt which will be another post.


pouring soap batter...  Please note the little stainless steel pot behind the mould which contains my Essential Oils and Castor Oil.  Yes!  I forgot to include them.  Didn't realize until too late.  So this batch turned out to be odourless and Castor Oil-less!  Ooooops.


adding soap shreds...


topping up...




straight out of incubation...



Happy Soaping!! xoxo Jen

19 comments:

Holly said...

Oh that's gorgeous! i love how creamy it is with the touch of color. So pretty!

Sergio said...

Jenora, enhorabuena por tus jabones, que veo de vez en cuando, por tu cortador y por tu fantástico sello.
Un abrazo

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Jen,

It looks great, I love how you used your soap shreds and just placed them in like you did. I always have soap shreds when I use my beveler or when I want to shave a little off my bars to make them look better. Your giving me an idea to do a post about that sometime. Sometimes I get so focused on the soap part of things I forget to include photos of the behind the scenes. Love your adorable cutter.

Michelle

Jennifer Young said...

Holly, Ooops I forgot to mention in the post that it is a goat milk soap. I really love goat milk soap. Glad you like this one! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Sergio, Muchisimas gracias. Tambien veo tus jabones de vez en cuando y son preciosos... parece que tienes tantas diferentes tipos... Saludos. Besos. Jennifer

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thank you for your ALWAYS-SO-POSITIVE comments! I look forward to a post of yours about behind the scenes!! xo Jen

Donna OShaughnessy said...

How did you get uch long preet shreds ? I usually grate my old soap bars on a cheese grater so they are short. Yours look like party ribbons. And of course there are alwys the folks out there who want unscented. They will love these bars !

HeirloomNaturalSoap said...

"Confetti"-Looks like a New Years Eve kinda soap to me -FABULOUS! Great way to use up your trimmings, too. 'Hate to waste even a shred! :)

Amy Warden said...

At least it looks like the castor oil was a small portion of the recipe! The soap turned out very nice anyway! :) Can't wait to see #2!

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, These shreds are the corners I shave off (with a peeler) the corners of my soap logs! the bad soaps I also grate up like you and use in laundry detergent. I like that you see party ribbons!! Thanks for your comment! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Confetti? New Years Eve? Perfect. You are so right! Thanks! As I mentioned to Donna, the bad soaps, I cut up and shred with my cheese grater and make laundry detergent. These shreds were too good for that! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Yes, the Castor Oil only made up 3% of the oils but clearly the Superfat will have been changed... Thanks for commenting! xo Jen

Celine @ iamhandmade.com said...

Looks lovely! I like the hint of colour in there and perhaps the scents of the shreds will fragrance the soap a little anyway?

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Celine, No... the unscented soap really smells unsented.... Glad you like the colour hint. Thank you!! xoxo

Teresa said...

So pretty!!!

Jennifer Young said...

Thank you Teresa!! xo Jen

jannette said...

absolutely love the look of this one need sample asap

Jennifer Young said...

Jannette, Finally received a comment from you! It's working! Will save you a sample... xo Jen

jannette said...

WILD FLOWER SOAP
yes i finallt remembered to blog about this gorgeous smelling soap, jen gave me this one to sample for her,and wow its great it bubbles up really well and smells delicious,i used in bath and my other half walked in and also commented on how good it smelt,although he did admit he would not use it ,lol, thanx jen ill sample many more for you no probs love jannette