Sunday, 9 October 2011

Soap Experiment - Potpourri 2


I remembered the Castor Oil and I remembered to put the Essential Oils in this time. The EO blend is a nice one I have used before (Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Fennel and Lemongrass).



Instead of dropping the shavings into the mould and pouring the batter over them, I dropped the shavings into the batter.  I think visually, the first Potpourri turned out nicer.







I realized that a lot of my soap shavings are very light in colour so maybe they would stand out better in a darker soap?

Potpourri 3 will have a darker colour and some of those soap balls that Holly at Missouri River Soap   http://missouririversoap.blogspot.com/   has been teaching me to make...

Happy soaping and Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians!!

xo
Jen

10 comments:

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Jen,

This one is nice but I prefer the first one and like how the confetti popped out on top and was unorganized. Also your confetti pieces are so nice and thin. Your EO combo sounds divine.

Michelle

Holly said...

Everything looks fabulous. I do like both but I agree that the first one 'pops' more. Great work! It's so nice to use up scraps!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Jen, love your new profile pic. You look like you really are having one fine day ! I must concur with the rest of the jury, number one soap LOOKS better but the EO combo on the second smells great in my head.

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thank you. I do like this EO combo but I agree, Potpourri was prettier! Would love to see what you are getting up to with your soap shavings?
xo
Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Holly, Thanks for your comment. I also like #1 better. The soap balls I am making with scraps are so much easier to make straight out of the mould as you suggested! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, Thank you for the comment. Every so often I like to update that picture. I like it to be a recent picture. This was taken last month on a hot sunny day that we took my daughter to an attraction park near here. I look happy. xo Jen

miscellanea said...

I also like the first potpourri more than the second. But the fragrance combination of the second sounds great. I have to try it myself.
Petra

Soapchick said...

I loved the look of your first one but the second will smell lovely I'm sure

Jennifer Young said...

Miscellanea, Thank you! Let me know how it turns out if you attempt this EO blend! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

SoapChick, It seems that we all preferred Potpourri number 1 visually, but next time I won't forget the EOs!! xo Jen