Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vanilla experiment

This was a new soap for me. I don't typically do, sweet, or fruity & on a whim I gave this a try.. mostly to get rid of a bottle of vanilla I had floating around here. LOL These were just unmolded.. so I'd expect at least I'm hoping so,they will get darker? I was shooting for a lot darker than this.

I added powdered chamomile & calendula petals sprinkled as my dividing line & no fragrance to the top lighter portion.

Update** this shot was taken on day five.. I'm really pleased with the difference and how much darker the vanilla portion has become!

I posted this soap on a private soapmaking forum I am a member on, and another member suggested this site to see more vanilla comparisons. A very interesting study and pictoral.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Italiano Soapworks

While traveling in Italy, at one of the Tuscan hilltown markets, this soapmaker's display caught my eye. Isn't it great!