Thursday, June 25, 2009

Buffy The Dead Skin Slayer and Loofahpalooza Soap!

Pretty cool names, huh? It's time to get buffed. I've always wanted to make a salt bar and a loofah soap, and I failed miserably making it using the cold process method. So I decided to give it a shot using melt and pour soap.

First up is Buffy The Dead Skin Slayer Soap. They're not perfect, but that's the genius of it. I LOVE THIS SOAP! It's minty, tingly, exfoliating goodness. This soap can be used with or without a washcloth depending on how heavy you want to go on the exfoliation. I colored this soap three ways using green, merlot, and bronze mica to give it a rich, jeweled tone. It almost reminds me of piece of raw gemstone.

Next is Buffy's cousin Loofahpalooza. I got this deep cavity mold from Bramble Berry, and my original plan for it was to make a men's soap (which I still plan to do), but the idea of embedding a hunk of loofah in it hit me like a lightening bolt. Loofah has evolved like a Cro-Magnon. At first it was square with a slice of loofah. I didn't like it. Then I shaved pieces of loofah into liquid m&p soap. I didn't like that. So here's the final result. You can use this soap as is or with a with a washcloth. As the soap wears, the loofah will become more exposed upping the exfoliating ante.

Buffy is on sale now in my Etsy shop. I'll be adding it and Loofah to my other venues soon.

1 comment:

Runako Designs by Dee said...

oooh, they sound lovely! I sooo wish I could use the buff soaps, but my skin just wont't tolerate it :( I have to stick with the loopfah and can only do that a few times a week.