Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chai Tea Soap

I actually made this soap about two weeks ago, and it has yet to grow on me. I actually went out of my comfort zone when I made this. One, I used a non-food or sweet-smelling scent. Chai Tea is very earthy and herbal and deep. It's the total opposite of what I'm used to working with. Secondly, I used a straight cutter which is not my usual way of slicing soap. The wavy cutter has become my trademark, but I wanted to highlight the tea leaves that I used, but you can't see them because I didn't use enough of them. I actually brewed the tea leaves in my lye mixture before adding it to my oils. It stank something terrible, but I was hoping for a bigger effect. I still don't know what I'm going to do with this soap. I personally believe in not selling something I don't absolutely love. I'm going to give it a few more weeks to see how I feel. If I don't love it, I'll probably chop it up and use it for sample boxes. We'll see....


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look that bad. Give it some time and you might be surprised!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

maybe time to have someone who is into those kind of scents test it out and let you know what they think of it, they may love it!

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Well, Misty, you've just committed yourself. I'll be sending you one of these "lovelies" in a few weeks. Be on the lookout!

kellyscolorstudio said...

It looks interesting to me. I like that you used a straight cutter too...because the "type" of soap really IS different from all of your other things. I received three of your soaps yesterday and I really love them. Yay!

Does it smell like a musk? or...just kind of spicy? How would you describe this one?

Kelly

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Kelly,

You're making me blush:-D

This soap isn't musky but I guess it's a touch spicy. It's indescribable because I haven't smelled or used anything like it before. All I can say is it's different. It's growing on me though!

Arnita said...

I like the look of this soap. Seeing how I just love Chai Tea, I think that this will be a hit for you!