I recently received a new supply of supplies from Bram Berry. One of the new fragrances I purchased and was curious to try out was Love Spell. Not only was it on sale ( a big plus) but it also looked like it was pretty good to soap with. Here is the description:
"fruity sweet notes of Italian Bergamot, White Lady Peach and Strawberry mixed with middle notes of Apple Blossom, African Tamarind and a touch of Damask Rose"
It smells really nice. Very fruity and if you like these kind of scents this is a nice one.
I decided to try to soap with Buttermilk. I have seen posts from fellow soapers and have been a bit curious to try it out. I measured the Buttermilk and stuck it in the freezer until it turned nice and slushy. I mixed the lye in carefully and prepared my oils to a nice and cool temperature and was set to go. This time around I decided to try a new recipe. I did not add any Olive Oil and instead went with most of it Rice Bran Oil. I also added Palm Kernel, Coconut, Palm, Castor and Mango Butter. I'll be interested to see how the bar turns out since I have been used to Olive in all of my soaps.
Now the interesting thing happened...and I am wondering if the Buttermilk had anything to do with it, or the fact that I did not used any Olive Oil. My mixture was so thin....I usually have to work pretty fast because my batter tends to trace pretty quickly and before you know I'm at heavy trace. This time around it was VERY fluid. I made sure to mix it really well, and yet it stayed pretty thin. I was in swirling heaven, so I decided to try a different technique. I poured the colors on top of each other little by little.alternating in-between ..here is how it turned out:
Now I was hoping that my mica would be a bit more dark but it somehow ended up a bit raspberry. That's OK. I am happy with the results :)
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