It bubbled vigorously in the soap kitchen again. This little two colored soap came out of it. Where the two colors meet in the soap I put in a bit of golden powder to make it a bit more luxurious. The soap is called "Gwundergarten". Well sooner or later I had to call a soap after my garden, didn't I? It smells a bit like a herb and flower garden because I use the perfume oil "Herbs Ex".
Diese leicht marmorierte (sieht man auf dem Foto schlecht) bordeauxfarbene Seife heisst "Märchenwald". Bedufted ist sie mit dem PÖ "Black Cardamom", was perfekt zu Weihnachten passt.
This soap is softly marbled (white and bordeaux) which is hard to see on this pictures. It smells after die perfume oil "Black Cardamom" and is called "Märchenwald" (fairy wood).
I also made a little coffee soap. It is useful in the kitchen because coffee lets vanish every smells of kitchen on your hands. So that the coffee aroma is preserved I used the perfume oil "Coffee". Oh and yes, the soap contains a dollop of Mascarpone. It does the soap better than my hips.
The edges of the coffee soap need to be cut but the soap is still too soft for that.
Women can't have enough rose soaps and because my storage was empty I made another marbled one. For the color I used aluminum oxide.
Et voilà, the rose soap.
And then the disaster happened which I hoped would never happen to me. There are things that one really doesn't want to know, to hear or to see (like for example how a hairy man butt looks into too big workers pants... if you know what I mean) but sometimes we have no choice. And that's exactly the way I got to learn what "Soap on a stick" does mean. In my soap book it was described like this: This phenomenon is shown after putting the perfume oil into the soap neat. The Soap mixture suddenly gets that hard, that you can't put it into a soap mold and the hand blender is stuck in it. Great, isn't it? They write further on that this can happen because of too much alcohol in the perfume oil or by using a wrong amount of water for the leach. Because the recipe is from the same book, I guess that it was more likely to be the fault of the perfume oil "White Tea" I used. The supplier of the perfume oil wrote that "White Tea" can harden the soap mixture a little bit. Well that must be the understatement of the year! However, luckily in the book is also written what to do if this happen. One can try to save the soap by putting it into the oven for about one hour by a temperature of 70 degree. Well, the soap mixture really became soft again, but it looked more like little cakes that need to be baked again. I'm really wondering if I get soaps out of this little creatures or if they will end in the trash.
So my day in the soap kitchen ended rather frustrated. But as Forrest Gump said: "Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're gonna get." And this is exactly what happens when you make soaps... at least when you're no pro (like me).
Natürlich informiere ich Euch, sobald die Seifen ihren Reifungsprozess hinter sich haben und im Shop erhältlich sind.
Of course I'm going to inform you when the soaps are available in my shop.
En liebe Gruess / Take care