Today was soap cutting day!! After the weekends marathon soaping session, there were a LOT of cuts to be made. Gosh I need to save up for a soap cutter…
First on the show off runway is the Chai Tea and Cinnamon Sugar Soap!
I purchased the Chai Tea scent as it was pimped as a top selling fragrance. Perhaps it’s just my nose, but I’m not really sure how it became a top seller…
It’s lived in the fragrance cupboard for months. Coming into Winter and wanting to get a jump start on the more ‘warmer’ smells, the bottle was pulled out and put back numerous times. It just wasn’t grabbing me.
The reason for this soap existing is thanks to one of my lovely customers who sniffed a few fragrances for me and told me that the Chai Tea would be nice with some Cinnamon… I have that! A small sample bottle of Cinnamon Sugar in fact. Done!
After getting some colour feedback, it was a soaping I went.
Chai Tea moves FAST!!! Before I had even finished mixing in some brown to one part, the white was almost a solid mass in the bucket. Yikes!! As a result, no swirls… boy that was a hard thing to accept at the time. I had to really fight the urge to try and swirl. Not too bad swirl-less…
In fact, if you look really close, you can see there is still a pattern to it. With the summer heat sitting in the mid 30′s all weekend, I gave up trying to fight the gel phase and instead just tried to stop over heating. As a result, there’s a very cool pattern in the soap – the gylcerin rivers.
I do have one favourite bar too…
I love it! One random blotch of white and it’s turned a bar of soap, into a desert/mountains landscape with a moon… very cool.
Chai Tea: Chai Tea is a wonderfully warm and comforting drink as a fun alternative to coffee (it still has a good wallop of caffeine in it as well)! It has traditional Earl Grey Tea with its delicious citrus notes of Bergamot and Sicily Lemon along with a base and heart notes of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla and a little bit of Allspice.
Cinnamon Sugar: When we dreamed up this fragrance, we were envisioning something that was like a Red Hot Cinnamon with a touch of sweet. The fragrance ended up being more cinnamon sticky bun sweet than spicy and we’re in love with the result!
Curious to see how dark the bars go with Vanilla in both scents… time will reveal.
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