Saturday, 26 November 2011

Another Potpourri Soap...


Each batch of Potpourri soap is so different…

as all of my cut offs are unique.
I colour coordinated this one with only left overs from alkanet and pink clay soaps, both shavings and soap balls…
These tiny, curly shavings are made with my IKEA cheese grater, the same one I grate my soap rejects with, which I normally use to make my laundry soap.
The EO blend is Lavender, Lemongress, Fennell, Ylang Ylang, a blend I love and repeat, altering quantities slightly each time, until I get it perfect.


Happy and Passionate Soaping Everyone!!
xoxo Jen

25 comments:

miscellanea said...

What a pretty soap. I love these little curled soap snails.
Petra

Stc and Company said...

Beautiful work. I admire your soaps

sironasprings said...

LOVE the tiny curls of soap! So cute!

Bobbins and Balms said...

your soap looks great, love the colours and thin curls :)

Jennifer Young said...

Miscellanea, thank you!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Stc & co. Thanks for your comment! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

SironaSprings, I had always liked these little curlies, but wasn't sure how they would be in soap. I like the result, but would try without the soap balls next time. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Bobbins and Balms, thank you. Glad you liked the way this one turned out. xo Jen

Tara said...

Jennifer, that really is one of the prettiest soaps. Love the colours and the curls are beautiful. Well done!

MIKA said...

Lovely color and Carl! I didn't know alkanet can make such beautiful color. inn Japan, Lithospermum erythrorhizon often used for natural purple, but not alkanet. to have something learn are always happy :)

Bis.
Mika

Jabonera said...

Jen, me encata este jabón, todo la combinación de los colores, la forma, es precioso. Un beso. Ana.

Jennifer Young said...

Tara, Thank you! Glad you like the colours... the curls just happened naturally with this cheese grater! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Mika, what is Lithospermum erythrorhizon ? If it is natural, I would like to try it too!! Alkanet and Ratanjot have produced some great purples for me. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Ana, Muchas gracias. Me gustó como resultó este jabón pero la próxima vez, creo que no pondría las bolas... simplemente los trocitos pequeños. Me alegro que te guste! xo Jen

Blanca said...

Te ha quedado un jabón precioso. Se ve con una textura muy cremosa.
Un beso.
Blanca.

Heirloom Natural Soap said...

Beautiful, original & grand! Way to go, my friend! :) Hugs, Becky

Donna OShaughnessy said...

So lively and bright ! Would be great hit with happy people and would make grumpy folk feel better. Nice job!

Jennifer Young said...

Blanca, Muchas gracias. Ese jabón he hecho con leche de cabra. xox Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Becky, Thank you my friend!! So sweet. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, So an Anti-grumps soap? Love the idea. Thank you! xo Jen

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so stealing your idea of using that cheese grater to grate up soap shreds! I have one that I rarely use for cheese and when I grated up soap for shreds last night with a cheapo, basic grater and my hand was quite sore after. So glad you posted a pic of the shredding in action!

~Robin
Kinky Witch Soap

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Robin, I totally understand you. Why do you think I am using this one? I think I just grated off too many knuckles in the regular grater. This one is simple, safe, and just needs a little elbow grease. Enjoy it!! xo Jen

Blanca said...

Jennifer.
La alheña es la henna que se utiliza para teñirse el pelo?. La que yo conozco es verdosa.
Dime por favor donde la compras.
Un beso.

Jennifer Young said...

Hola Blanca, Alkanet es un raiz y colorante natural. Aqui lo puedes comprar: https://www.soapkitchenonline.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000000.pl?REFPAGE=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2esoapkitchenonline%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2findex%2ehtml&WD=alkanet&PN=Botanicals_Dried%2ehtml%23a535#a535

Suerte! Espero que nos avises sobre tus experimentos con Alkanet porque es fascinante... y dificil de conseguir justo lo que quieres. Es magico.

xo Jen

Blanca said...

Muchas gracias Jenni por contestarme. Voy a intentar conseguirlo.
Un beso.