Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cool Hand Cuke


So I bought this scent Cucumber Mint on a total whim. I love the smell of mint in my soap. It's so refreshing and invigorating, and I try to use the scent every opportunity I get. I've always liked the Bath and Body Works cucumber scent because I think it smells really "clean" so here we are!

Cool Hand Cuke is a CPOP (cold processed oven processed) soap. While I love that CPOPing shortens the cure time, I'm not always pleased with the alligator texture of the soap once it's finished doing it's thing. In this case though it works. It's a rough and rugged soap on the outside, but cool as a cucumber inside...

These blocks are quite hefty too, and I'm not going to trim them at all. I like it as is. It's supposed to be rugged and raw. Since green is my favorite color, I couldn't wait to make this soap. I'm saving one for my own green bathroom.

7 comments:

Daisy Soap Girl said...

I think the Cucumber Mint looks really great. It must smell heavenly.

Three Fates said...

These look great, I agree the texture really suits this soap. And I bet them smell great.

randomcreative said...

Nice! I agree with others that I'm sure that this smells great!

earthtoholly said...

Hee...Cool Hand Cuke...I love that name. Green is one of my favorite colors too, and I think these look great, alligator skin and all!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Cucumber is underated and mainlyh thought of as a salad and slices on th eyes. Sound a great product in conjuntion with mint.

Aggie the jaded said...

That looks awesome! love the swirls!!!!!!!

XOXO

Jennifer said...

Love the name, too! I've found the alligator skin forms when the oven is too hot for too long. It will vary by oven, of course, but for me pre-heating and then turning the oven off once I put the soap in (or leaving it on for only a few more minutes) has gotten rid of the alligator skin and still fully cooks the soap. Maybe that will work for you! :)