Ginger Persimmon

Yes. It’s another hanger swirl – the third post in a row. If you missed the earlier ones, you can find them here and here, but IΒ promise the next post will be something different. πŸ™‚

I love the way the swirls came out on this one, and I just loooove the way it smells! Finally a pungent ginger that really pops without too much of the earthiness. It reminds me of ginger ale with just a bit of fruity and honey sweetness. Β I find the scent comforting and I think it would be a great blender, too. Β That said, the scents that I find fantastic are not necessarily the most popular, and conversely, scents that are popular are sometimes not my type. Β Where do you find yourself? Does your taste run similar to your customers’?

For the swirls, I used a scant 1/4 tsp burgundy oxide for 400 grams of soap, and 1 tsp (sample size) of peach sunset mica for the same amount of soap.

Ginger Persimmon 1

ginger persimmon 2

Ginger Persimmon 3

Ginger Persimmon 4

Hope your week is going great! πŸ™‚

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23 thoughts on “Ginger Persimmon

  1. DivaSoap

    As for I’m concerned, you can keeping posting ‘hangers’, you do it that we’ll that I can not get fed up. Actually, I’m in expectation to seeing some less successful trial (hihihi, hate me now), which is not happening! I just love what you do and always happily read your posts!

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Hahaha! Thankfully, I have no major disasters, but I have my share of unattractive soap. I usually end up making them into embeds or I “repair” them. πŸ™‚ I am glad to hear you like reading my posts. Thank you, Maja! πŸ™‚

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  2. Jenny

    Ooh, that is very pretty, Silvia! I love how the swirls are all on one side of the bar. The scent sounds wonderful, too. I love anything with ginger!

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  3. Monica

    Maja cracks me up every time with her comments. πŸ˜€ I love your hanger swirls as well because they’re all so unique. Ginger persimmon sounds like something I could really sink my teeth into, which would not be a good thing.

    I think if I ever had a customer who loved patchouli I’d be in trouble because that is one of the scents I absolutely cannot stand. Your scents always sound fantastic, so I think you just need customers with more discerning taste, like you have.

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Monica. πŸ™‚ Patchouli is definitely an acquired taste. I also don’t like it on its own. To me, it smells like dirt or mud. But if it’s in a blend and it just stays in the background, it is actually ok. πŸ™‚

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  4. Gordana

    Another gorgeous soap as we used to see from you! I am really impressed with the color of this soap and swirls are fantastic. You really inspired me Silvia to try this technique myself πŸ™‚

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  5. Veronica

    You don’t have to do anything different! Your hanger swirls are gorgeous. I particularly like the way this one is to the side. The only downside with your soaps is that I am intimadated, as I don’t think I could ever achieve anything as beautiful!!

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Each soap is unique and beautiful in their own way. Even if I wanted to duplicate it, I cannot! Veronica, I am sure your soaps are beautiful! πŸ™‚

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  6. dojasoap

    Your soaps are really beautiful Silvia and the scent sounds always wonderful am new soap maker and i would like to ask you i use coconut oil in my recipe between 25% and 30% and super fating 5% and it really drying. did you thing i must super fating at 8%or much more or use less coconut oil? and water discount can influence de moisturizing of the soap? thanks in advance Silvia

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    1. soapjam Post author

      Hi Dojasoap. Did you run your formula through a lye calculator? A 5% superfat is pretty standard, but you can certainly go higher depending on your formula (some use 100% coconut oil and compensate with a 15-20% superfat). You can also up your superfat if you have very dry skin or if you have a cold and dry climate. The beauty about making your own soap is that you can customize based on your needs.

      A 25-30% coconut oil content is within the range of a soap for normal skin. You can try adding goat’s milk, yogurt or coconut milk for added moisture/conditioning.

      Water discount has nothing to do with the moisturizing property of the soap, but it will affect the curing time.

      I hope this was helpful. All the best and happy soaping, πŸ™‚

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  7. dojasoap

    Thank you Silvia ! Yes i did use a lye calculator. I will try to use higher super fating Percentage and coconut sound great i really appreciate your help and advice. Have a nice day.

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  8. Kerry lamb

    Beautiful soap πŸ™‚ I was wondering..what is the ginger you uise in the recipe? I am a ginger-lover too! Thank you! Kerry

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