Friday, March 6, 2009

This Soap Is The Devil!!!!

I’m officially out of soap making oils. I have about 4 oz of olive oil, 6oz of coconut oil, and 8 oz of palm kernel oil left. That aint enough to gag a maggot let alone make a batch of soap! I did make a batch last week that I just got around to cutting, and I am most disappointed-not in the soap, but myself for not reading the stupid ingredients! What I saw was orange and honey. I totally missed the blossom in the name Orange Blossom Honey. I thought this soap would be sweet and fruity and colorful, but what I got was floral, earthy, and brown! The description clearly said will discolor to a medium brown, but no, I didn’t read that with my one-track mind! I had big plans for this soap! I colored the bottom layer orange and let it set for about 10 minutes while I colored the top layer yellow. Once I spread that on top, I stuck orange, glycerin soap wedges all throughout to give it a little flavor. Now they look like shark fins or devils’ horns.

It doesn’t smell bad though. It’s just when you have your heart set on something, and it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, you’re life is temporarily ruined. So let’s recount the number of brown soaps I have:

Chai Tea Soap
Black Currant & Nectarine Soap
Chocolate Fantasy Soap
Orange Blossom Honey Soap

Maybe I’ll do a basket and offer these as a package. You can never have enough brown soap, right?


Laura said...

I have found two of my all time favorite soaps because the soapmaker thought they where ugly and listed them on sale. Soap is like people it is not the looks that count. :)

but looking good helps. lol

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Always the optimist you are:-D

You know, I usually don't like the soap when I first make it, but then it grows on me after a week or two. I guess cuz I'm looking at it every single day!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...
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Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

I think it sounds absolutely yummy! Orange blossom is one of my favorite scents...combine that with the subtle sweetness of honey and I'll bet (despite your disappointment) you have a winner :) I agree with Laura...looking good is nice, but the scent and performance of a soap is what sells me!

milk and cookeez said...

Now Patrice, there is nothing wrong with brown-brown is my 3rd fav color :)
and orange and brown is so 70's and IN! Put those puppies in a basket, with some brown and orange washcloths, a naturally wooden handled scrubby thingy and boom you've got one heck of a great retro gift basket!

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Tammy, you might be on to something. You've put an idea in my head (scary thought.) Now I'm going to play around with all these brown soaps.