Thursday, May 16, 2013

Coconut Lime Verbana

I have been looking for a nice Coconut fragrance.  I browsed the online stores.  Checking out the descriptions and visualizing color schemes.  I happen to come across an interesting combination in Nature's Garden's Website.  Coconut Lime Verbana.  Well that sounded pretty interesting, and the description certainly drew me in:
A citrus bouquet of lime, kumquat, grapefruit, lemon, with a soft floral undertone of jasmine, on a background of musk and sandalwood.

There was also no discoloration, acceleration or ricing.  With that in mind I decided to try something that I have been curious to do.  Soap with Heavy Whipping Cream!

I did dissolve my lye with the water first and used a portion of my water measurement and  subbed it with the cream.  I added the cream to the cooled oils and it worked like a charm. 

The mixture was certainly happy that it allowed me to mix my colors properly.  I was pretty excited when I got the chance to see the final bar.  My drop swirl came out pretty cool! 

 

As always I used Titanium Dioxide for the white, Green Oxide for green and the brown is actually of Activated Charcoal and Orange Oxide :)

I am pretty proud of myself. 

I have been working on a couple of additional batches.  More milk soaps for sure.  I hope to be able to post a blog later this week. 

In the mean time, thanks for checking out my blog!!!

HAPPY SOAPING!
ROXANA
 
 

14 comments:

  1. That soap turned out BEAUTIFUL, Roxana! I love the colors you chose, and the swirl is so delicate and interesting. I have used that fragrance oil before, and I love how it soaps so well and smells so light and spa-like. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you Chrissy! I really like the fragrance and for sure will be soaping again with it

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  2. Beautiful Roxana, the swirl is gorgeous....your swirls are always so pretty! That fragrance sounds so nice, another one for my NG wish list!

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  3. You should be proud of yourself! They are amazing and I like the color combo very much. Nice green and brown.

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  4. So nice! I love these swirls! And the fragrance sounds interesting,I wish I could smell it! Was it hanger along with droplet technique?

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    1. Thanks Maja! I actually used the droplet technique and then used a chop stick for additional swirls

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  5. Beautiful, Roxana! The droplet swirls look great and I love the colors. I have some heavy cream waiting for me in the freezer. I need to play with it soon!

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  6. I am in love with your swirls, Roxana! Maybe you could make a video for us once :)
    And the colors make a beautiful combination!
    Love everything about this soap!

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    1. I thought about a video and then get a little nervous :) I may surprise you one of these days! Thanks Natalia!

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  7. Beautiful swirls, and the cream sounds heavenly. The scent sounds so delicious, your work area must smell amazing.

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  8. Your swirls are so delicate and wispy, yet also crisp and clean - what a FANTASTIC soap! And milk soaps are ALWAYS the best (not that I am biased or anything hahaha)

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