Tuesday, 12 June 2012
I saw this idea somewhere on the web and thought this would be a great idea for Father’s Day … or any day. Soap Rocks are cut when the soap is still quite soft and moulded to shapes similar to rocks. A bit more labour intensive, but fun to make!
Made with olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, castor oil and cocoa butter. The fragrance is blue man and the colour is from activated charcoal powder and soap safe mica.
Charcoal is a natural body deodoriser, that removes excess oils and impurities from the skin. It has the drawing power to remove toxins from deep tissues.
The fragrance is 'blue man' - the base note of patchouli blends perfectly with orange, coriander and star anise. It's surprisingly sweet and majorly masculine.
Posted by Dragon (Karen) at 8:21 AM
Friday, 8 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Made with olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, castor oil, cocoa butter and South Australian goats milk. These soaps have passionfruit and gauva fragrance oils and soap safe colour.
In the moulds – wasn’t sure it would get there, as it started setting before I’d mixed in any colours
Nelly’s Milk – measured and ready to be added to my soap pot
Posted by Dragon (Karen) at 8:09 AM
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
The package arrived … *insert* excited singing and excited dancing!!!
The Soap Travel was started by Julia over at Cocobong, when three different soaps were put in a special box. This box is now travelling from soaper to soaper, country to country and at each stop the receiving soaper gets to choose one soap to keep and replaces it with one of their treasures. Next you get an address from Julia … and send the box on it’s way to the next soaper.
The box arrived at my place in South Australia with soap from – Jennifer (Spain) of Jenora Soaps, Swanee (France) of By Swanee and Das Seifenhaus (Germany) of Das Seifenhaus.
They all smelled divine and sounded amazing … how to choose? Decided to go to bed and check it again tomorrow!
It's tomorrow and I've finally decided … Das Seifenhaus’ Calendula Milk, why? Good question … I think to start with I was enjoying the wrapping. Reminds me of the homemade paper I used to make with petals and leaves in the mix. I also love that this soap doesn’t have palm oil in it! The smell is gentle, citrus, fresh and divine … and I’ve never used cows’ milk or calendula petals … so they added even more sounded interest for me.
I decided to replace Calendula Milk one of my newest goats’ milk soaps – Lime Patchouli. I love the aroma and look of this soap. I hope it has a great journey and that another soaper enjoys this treasure!
Here's a photo of the soaps (including my one) with the card that Julia started and is being signed by the participants.
Next I packed my soap … took a few more photos … and sealed the box ready for it’s next address and adventure.
Posted by Dragon (Karen) at 8:35 AM