Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Verbena Bobbitt


Know why I named this soap Verbena Bobbitt? Because it's scented in verbena, and I'm mad as hell at it! It was cut in a fit of rage then strategically pieced back together. Sound familiar?

It didn't come out the way I wanted, and the scent smells kind of off. I envisioned this lovely yellow soap with a lavender swirl. It is a gorgeous shade of yellow, but the lavender took a nose dive, so it's now a dusty-looking pale gray. This soap set up so quickly that when I I un-molded it, that it was rock hard. As I cut it, little pieces chipped off. I did a tongue zap test, and it's not lye heavy. Other than the aesthetics, there's nothing wrong with this soap. Like many others, it'll just have to grow on me....

Oh yeah, there's still time to enter my giveaway..heehee

7 comments:

Barrs By The Bay said...

ohgosh girl, you totally cracked me up with this name! i understand the cracking and chipping while you're cutting rage! that just happened to me with an olive oil based soap i made with a lovely pear ale. smells wonderful, soaps up lovely, looks like crap! i won't even post it! seems ill be using this one until the day i die! btw, yours looks great-- just dont tell anyone (else!) how it was supposed to turn out! :)
happy soap day!
christine

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

it looks good to me! I wouldn't even think it didn't come out like planned. love the name by the way :)

Mayte said...

Hola Patrice, es una pena que no te haya quedado como querías, de todas maneras está muy bonito.
Un beso

irish said...

dropped an EC on your blog. have a good day!

Michele said...

Don't worry too much about the scent being a little off. I'm sure that it will adjust itself as it cures. I had the same problem with my Honey Brown Ale soap. At first it was ugly as sin and smelled just as ugly. Three weeks on the curing racks and it's now fabulous! Love the name you picked for your soap! :)

Kia said...

Love the name! Lol. I just has the same thing happen. Made two batches and the same time almost identical recipes. One is beautiful, the other is a crumbly mess. Go figure...

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

OMGoodness Patrice...you crack me up! I love your creative naming energy :) And BTW, the soap looks darn right purty to me!