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Remakes

There was a time when I hardly repeated anything I made, but after more than a year of soaping, I find myself remaking soaps that I like and what’s popular. I am slowly narrowing down what I would like to form as my core products.  I am a scent addict and I have fragrances and essential oils that I have not even used, and I still continue to purchase new ones (it’s really hard to stop!).  Because of this serious addiction, naturally I will always be making something new – it’s part of the thrill of soap making!  And let’s not get started on the colours. I came in a bit late on that but am sure catching up!  Don’t you just love the jewel-coloured micas? 🙂

Here are some of my recent remakes vis-à-vis their old versions.

1.  Tea Tree and Spearmint with Activated Charcoal

Tea Tree Spearmint

Old

Tea Tree & Spearmint

New: the batter got thick so I was not able to do a fluid drop swirl like the old version

2. Fir and Eucalyptus with Activated Charcoal:

Fir and Eucalyptus

Old

Fir and Eucalyptus

New: ITP swirl; I used the wrong stamp for this!

3. Berries and Violets

Berries and Violets

Old

Berries and Violets

New: a different shade of green and violet

4. Bora Bora

Bora Bora (old)

Old

Bora Bora

New: very similar to the first version; the blue is a bit lighter.

5. Flamenco

Flamenco 2

Old

Flamenco

New: the batter was thinner than the old version so the coloured swirls went down farther.

The Peppermint Collection

 

We’re at the height of summer and it’s sizzling hot. The internet says our temperature is 32˚C/89˚F, but it feels much hotter because of the humidity. The second floor of our house feels like an oven during midday.

When it’s this hot, I love the cooling sensation of peppermint. It also happens to be one of my all-time favourite scents.  All of the soaps in this collection are combined with other essential oils to create a refreshing, mildly minty soap.  I am missing a straight peppermint soap, but I’m afraid it would be too tingly. Does anyone have a suggested usage rate for peppermint in soap?

1. Lemongrass, Lime and Peppermint with Brown Rice Powder – I was a little bit worried about this because I disliked the smell of lemongrass straight out of the bottle.  However, mixed with lime and peppermint, the scent of the lemongrass mellows out, yet still smells distinct and wonderfully fresh. It has been at least 2 weeks, and the soap remains ash-free. Yay!
Peppermint Lemongrass 1

 

Peppermint Lemongrass 2

Lemongrass, Lime & Peppermint with Brown Rice Powder

2.  Tea Tree, Peppermint and Spearmint with Charcoal – I find tea tree oil on its own medicinal-smelling, and Spearmint too toothpaste-like.  But all three mixed together, the scent is soothing with a hint of sweetness from the spearmint.

Peppermint Tea Tree Spearmint 2

Peppermint Tea Tree Spearmint 1

Tea Tree, Peppermint and Spearmint with Activated Charcoal

3. Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint with Bentonite Clay – This one smells fresh and mildly minty. Aside from the purifying qualities of bentonite clay, I like the way it gives slip to the soap. It’s great for shaving legs.

Peppermint Eucalyptus Bentonite 2

 

Peppermint Eucalyptus Bentonite 1

Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint with Bentonite Clay

The Peppermint Collection:

Peppermint Collection 1

 

Peppermint Collection 2