Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Look at what I just received in the mail!
I had been contacted out of the blue by Jamie at http://saharassoapmakingsupplies.blogspot.com/ and she offered me some Mica to play with and blog about. Yippee! I love the recipes she posts on her blog.
My mind is whirling with the possibilities!! I am thinking about trying out the spoon swirling that Ka fée http://soapsession.com/blog/2011/04/07/recette-du-savon-spoon-swirl/ and then Soaperstar blogged about... http://soaperstar.blogspot.com/2011/04/adam-eve.html
I have never used Mica before. Any advice?
Will post as soon as I have played......
Friday, 8 April 2011
I had a request recently for my Green Tea soap. I had been focussing so much lately on producing my main Mediterranean soaps and keeping them stocked, that I have not been experimenting as much. Also, my older, non-Mediterranean focussed soaps have almost been forgotten! So how pleasantly surprised was I when I made my Green Tea soap, with a few modifications and Voila! A soft minty green that I really like. It may be the nicest green I have ever achieved and without painstakingly trying.
This soap is made with Green Tea and Goat Milk. It also has flecks of the Green Tea itself in it. Then I also added some Spirulina powder. I know Spirulina usually fades. We will see how this one goes. Check out the Spirulina glob on the top of one of the soaps! Oooops.
The odd thing is that I scented it with Peppermint, Spearmint and Vanilla EOs.... so it smells and almost looks like Mint Chocolate-Chip Ice-Cream (Sabor After Eight en Español), my favourite!
Also, please note the cut... no crumbling! Yippee! Lately I have been cutting earlier, almost straight out of the mould. Cutting when it is softer has helped the crumble I think.