Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Soap Experiment - Potpourri 3


I wanted a coloured soap, and I wanted to try something new, so for the liquid I used half water/ half coffee. 
 

This time I also threw in some soap balls made with left over soap. 


The scent is a dud. Sounded great – Lime, Sandalwood, Vetiver, but unfortunatlly I can only smell Vetiver, even though it only made up 8% of the scent blend.

I must say that Potpourri 1 is still my favourite, but when I make it again, I will add the scent from Potpourri 2 and soap balls. 
Happy Soaping to all!! xo Jen

22 comments:

Tara said...

Maybe it's a dud scentwise but I love the look of this one. The soap balls look great, Jen.

Holly said...

Fun experimenting! I really like the look of the soap balls! Yay!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

YOU are getting so abstract Jen, I just love it. Isn't is weird how scents can be so fickle based on so many variables. Some would say its science, I say weird.

Kenia said...

I can see how your favorite is #1, but I think they all look great. I personally love #3, with the soap balls. I love the look. I think #1 with the addition of the soap balls plus your scent would be perfect. Love all the options you have. Great job experimenting.

Nitya said...

I love the rustic look of these soaps! Sad that the scent combination didn't work out though it sounds so wonderful. Even my next batch of soap is going to be with soap balls. Hope it turns out as good as yours. :)

Jennifer Young said...

Tara - Thank you! Glad you like tkhe soap balls. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Holly, you were the one that taught me to make these so easily. I had only tried once before, by grating the soap, then adding a little water and rolling and rolling and rolling but it was difficult and time consuming. Your method ROCKS. Make them with soft uncured soap and it is quick and simple and fun. Thank you!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, I love your comments. And I love experimenting. I dream about being a perfumer and blending blending and coming up with the perfect scents... lately, they new blends haven't been that awesome, but sometimes when that awesome addicting luring scent happens... it's just all so worth it. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Kenia, Thanks so much for your comment and your shout-out and link on your blog! Wow! I am getting tired of telling people that I have an issue with blogspot and am not able to comment on most blogs lately, or follow new blogs... SORRY! I got my old desktop computer back from the shop and once I connect there, I believe I am able to commment and follow on that computer, so I should start following your blog!! Glad to see you back in blogesphere. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Nitya, Can't wait to see your experiments with soap balls! I am LOVING your posts from India and that you are making LOCAL soaps. I am trying to do the same, just in another part of the world!! xo Jen

miscellanea said...

I made a soap with soap balls and I like the look very much. Your potpourri #3 looks great and if You change the scent ...
Petra

Soapchick said...

Hey Jen, Lovely soap, really rustic looking and a great shape. You never know, perhaps the scent will change with time. The blend sounded lovely.

Anonymous said...

I think potpourri #3 is my favorite out of this series. I love the darker look and I love the addition of the soapballs!

Robin
Kinky Witch Soap

Jennifer Young said...

Miscellanea, Thank you for your comment. I would love to see some photos of your soap ball soap!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Soapchick, Thank you. That is true... the scent may evolve. Will see! Maybe try it again but with even less vetiver... Thanks for commenting! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Robin, Thank you. I may try 3/4 coffee next time and get an even richer brown... glad you like this one! Never stop experimenting do we??! xo Jen

Heirloom Natural Soap said...

Jen, I just love your experiments -thanks so much for sharing! I do like the soap balls, but I really admire the originality of soap #1, I haven't seen anything that looks quite like it. You're now the original "Confetti Girl", and a great look it is! :) ~Becky

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Jen,

Cute soap balls in your new soap. The scent combo sounds interesting. Give it time, I made a soap with a high percentage of Vetiver and it mellowed out beautifully after about 6 weeks.

Michelle

Jennifer Young said...

Becky, Thanks!! Love your comments. Love your Cow Patties!! I don't like to waste any soap, so this is really just a way to use it up. The REALLY aweful soap gets grated into laundry detergent. Hugs. Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thanks. Fingers crossed. May try the scent again with 2% vetiver? I love blending EOs... but lately none of the new blends have been fabulous. They sound better than they turn out. I think this is what keeps me addicted!!!!! xoxo Jen

Heni said...

Thanks for packing idea! I like it :D

Jennifer Young said...

Thank you Heni!! xo Jen