Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ch...Ch...Ch...Changes...

New Dirty Soap

Here's the inaugural (well, not really, but the official one) post of my Changes series. As I get more adventurous in my soap making prowess, I'll be making over or improving upon the older "models" of some of my and your favorite soaps. Up first is Dirty. I have been really overwhelmed by the response this soap has gotten. Mainly because I didn't think it would sell. I went way overboard with the chocolate lines, but it was after all, the inspiration behind the name, and the customers loved it-but me, not so much.


Old Dirty Soap
While I've kept the name, and the scent, Sicilian Olive Blossom, which by the way, is this indescribable aroma of crisp meets fresh. It reminds me of sprayable laundry starch. I know that's a horrible description and quite possibly a turnoff, but I associate that scent with my childhood. I attended Catholic school up til high school, and I would have to iron my own shirts. I wore the ones with the Peter Pan collar-with the round awkward-shaped corners. To get all the wrinkles and creases out, I'd spray the hell out of mys shirts with spray starch, and the scent was just really, well, crisp and fresh....

As you can see, I now have two, thinner chocolate lines, and thanks to Jo at The Soap Bar for suggesting I cut the soap on its side to minimize "streaking."  And I was able to miraculously duplicate the minty, shimmery green topping. I used a green chrome oxide with a touch of pearl mica. And so, this concludes this episode of Changes. Up next, Buffy The Dead Skin Slayer gets a new hue and scent!

4 comments:

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

looking good! crazy how just turning the soap on it's side fixed the streaks, very cool.

Amy Warden said...

Agreed! Can't believe I didn't think of that! Not that I've made more than one soap with a cocoa line so far... BTW, I think your description of the scent sounds more appealing than the actual name. I'm all for laundry starch!

How to seduce said...

Wow, i agreed! Nice post

bluepie said...

these look good enough to eat! now I am getting hungry!