Super Soap Show Off – A Sea Breeze and Twilight WoodsOn Apr 7, 2012 6 Comments
For the past month or two, I’ve been extremely frustrated with my M&P soaps. Pretty much anyone can make plain coloured soaps, some can do layers or details, but few can do truely outstanding creations. I want to be one of those few! I want to make soap that makes other soapers jaws drop.
I’ve been working hard to improve my M&P soaping, and I have been extremely pleased with the last two results.
A week ago was my first success. Having picked up a bottle of the scent Sea Breeze (OMG so nice!!) from Auroma down the road, I had made nearly everything in one weekend – bath bombs, bath salts, CP soap and… with just enough left for some MP soap, I wasn’t going to waste it. I was infatuated with the scent and the idea to create a ‘waves/ocean’ soap was a pretty obvious choice.
I had pondered making a beach soap – sand and water, but my gut feeling told me not attempt the sand as I would be disappointed. So instead, I sat down and worked out how to soap the ocean.
With my piece of paper and my daughters blue textas, I started working out my plan. Layers, would definitely need layers. A gradient affect would be best. Variations in blue to look like deep to shallow water, and some white frothy caps. I then started to play… and tweak… and try. Eventually, my first super soap show off was born!
This soap sat in it’s mold and taunted me for an entire week!! Having always disliked the wavy cutters, all of a sudden nothing else would do! And, of course, I didn’t have one did I? I looked everywhere local to pick one up – Bunnings, Spotlight, House, General Trader, etc. No where. In the end I bought one from the fantastic supplier in WA and paid express postage to get it to me quicker.
Result? Perfection! I was SO glad I waited.
Yesterday’s was the unveiling of another week long project. Twilight Woods made to (hopefully) look like, the woods! The scent has nothing to do with the movie Twilight… *bursts out* TEAM JACOB SQUEEE!!!! *composes self* sorry about that. However the scent is just as lovely as the moment when Jacob takes his shirt off after the motorbike fall. *drifts off and mumbles ‘You’re kind of beautiful’….*
Ok, ok, ok… enough about Jacob. (*writes note to go watch Twilight later*)
The soap Twilight Woods is really nice. I didn’t know it was actually know it was a re-creation of Bath & Body Works scent! Their description of the scent is:
A new distinctly feminine fragrance, an alluring blend of bright flowers, surprising spices and creamy woods – layers upon layers of youthful luxury with an elegant touch of cashmere, captures the singular pleasure of a twilight stroll.
Further researching for a fragrance description only confirmed why I like it:
This fragrance combines the scent of ripe forest berries and soft sensual musk, with middle notes of sweet mimosa flowers and apricots, along with subtle hints of oak and juniper.”
I love musk, and fell instantly in love with Juniper Breeze when I had it, as well as quickly discovering awesome mimosa (just not with mango!). I think I will have to track down more of this scent when it runs out…
I have CP soap curing, I have bath bombs sitting behind me and now, I have a MP batch to add to the trio!! And check… it… out!
The idea was to make it look like the deep forest – brown for the forest floor, tree trunks and then the green for the tree tops with blue for the sky. The soap worked out a smidge lighter than I had originally pictured – I had wanted more deep green colours, and a blacker night sky. BUT, I am still beyond thrilled how it turned out!
And once again, there’s that crinkle cutter making it even better!
Feeling slightly more positive about my MP soaping once again. Just have to work out what to do next…