Wednesday, 18 January 2012

More Potpourri...

I love playing around with my potpourri soap... and each batch looks so different. 
 The set things are that it is a goat milk soap and the scent combo is Lavender, Lemongrass, Fennel and Ylang Ylang, which I love...


18 comments:

Nitya said...

Your potpourri soaps colored up my dull wintry morning. :)

Amy B said...

Oh, my, Jen, that's lovely! I need to dig out my scraps sometime and do that.

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Nitya, I am so glad these soaps brightened up your day!! xo jen

Amy, When you get to it, post photos!!! Can't wait! xo Jen

Tara said...

I love your potpourri soaps, jen. I noticed your nice blue pieces. I have begun experimenting with indigo. is this how you achieved your blue soap? the first time I used it, I added it directly to my soap at trace but my soap ended up a pale green. This time I am infusing my olive oil with the indigo first. i am hoping this will work but am afraid it might be because my plain soap tends to be a pale yellow. yellow + blue = green. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Tara,

You will have to tell me all about YOUR experiments with indigo and we can swap experiences. The only nice blue that I have achieved with indigo is when the oils are ALL WHITE... in other words, my salt soap which is mostly coconut oil. If there is any olive oil in your recipe, I believe they will go green. The blues and purples here I achieved with alkanet and ratanjot.. they are not really blue... then the darkest one is with charcoal. Good luck! Let me know how your experimenting goes!! xo jen

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Oh Jen, as always so beautiful. And the smell sounds perfect. I still have one of the soaps you sent me but I refuse to ever unwrap it because the wrapping is such a work of art itself. When I sent som soaps to Tatiana in Australia yesterday it took me an hour to wrap them because I kept thinking of YOU and your wrapping!

My how I love the world of soap.

Shieh Design Studio said...

You reminded me how much little pieces of soap I have everywhere! Great idea!

Jennifer Young said...

Tara, Forgot to mention that I add the indigo at trace. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, Oh how I love the soap world as well!! USE my soap!! Forget the wrapping... it is like a wrapped Christams present, just tear it open and get what's inside!!! xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Shieh Design, Post a photo if you get around to using up those soap scraps. I love seeing other soapers creations!! xo Jen

The Soap Sister said...

Makes me think of a mosaic, or even a stained glass window -so lovely, Jen! They made me smile. :)

Blanca said...

Jen, este tipo de jabón me encanta y este en concreto te ha quedado muy bonito.
Tengo que hacerte una pregunta, he tratado de envolver los jabones con el papel del horno y no se pega el celo o fixso, ¿utilizas alguna clase especial?
Es que me gusta como queda pero no puedo envolverlos.
Un beso.
Blanca.

miscellanea said...

Such a happy scrappy soap.
I love it.
Petra

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Oh it looks so pretty, love the joyful colours.

Michelle

SironaSprings said...

Oh, I like this batch a lot! The base color is such a nice neutral and the little bits really pop. Nice job!

Jennifer Young said...

Soap Sister, Thank you! Glad you liked them! xo

Blanca, Yo he tenido el mismo problema al principio con el fiso, asi que experimente con varios fisos. Descubri que el fiso grande para empaquetar era pegaba mas fuerte pero cortarlo en pequenos trozos cada vez costaba. Asi que encontre un fiso al final en la papeleria que pega suficiente fuerte. Suerte!!

Petre (Miscellanea), Thank you. i like your term "happy scrappy"...!! xo Jen

Michelle, Thank you so much!! xo Jen

Sirona Springs, Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked this one. The base colour is simply goat milk soap, but it stays lighter when I make it in the colder weather. xoxox Jen

Isabel said...

Hola Jennifer!! en la feria de mi pueblo traen un turrón de tutti frutti que es idéntico a tu jabón, los trocitos parecen fruta cortada,dos delicias, uno para el paladar y otro para el baño, las propiedades de todos tus jabones en uno sólo,es muy original, me encanta.Saludos Isabel.

Jennifer Young said...

Isabel, a mi hija y yo nos encantan las ferias de los pueblos aqui... el turrón... las patatas al horno... que bueno turrón de tutti frutti y que este jabón te haya acordado de la feria de tu pueblo! xoxo Jen