Monday, August 15, 2011

First Soap For Fall


Yes, the title of this post is lame-o, but I am still pondering the name of this baby. It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted. One of these swirls was supposed to be orange, but I used extra virgin olive oil as opposed to the pomace variety, and I ended up with this. The scent is TO DIE FOR! I went very dark on this one. I am usually the sweet, sometimes musky type of scent lover, but this one is scented with 50% anise essential oil which I am in love with. It reminds me of those black jelly beans. I hated those damned things when I was a kid. I would pick them out of my Easter basket and give them to my uncle or my mother, and they would gobble them up. Puke! Anyway, my tastes have grown much more refined in my old age, and while I still can't stand black jelly beans, I love the smell of anise and black licorice. Oh yeah, the other 50% is a blend of orange, cinnamon, ginger, and clove.

 
I CPOP'd this soap because I personally cannot wait to use it. I'm thinking of making a scrub and a candle out of this blend too. It's that delicious...

7 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

I can see why you couldn't wait to use this soap, the scent blend sounds amazing! Absolutely perfect for fall =)

A Life Deliberate Soap Co. Blog said...

Black jelly beans make me hurl too. Blech. Beautiful soap and your blend sounds yummo.

Amy Warden said...

Thank you for reminding me that I wanted to make an anise blend soap this fall too... Yours looks fantastic!! Even if the orange didn't show up, the blue definitely makes up for it. :)

Tammy said...

That scent sounds awesome and I am a lover of those black jelly beans & orange-so it's a complete win for me. Happy Fall Patrice :)

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments! That means so much to me coming from passionate soapmakers such as yourselves:)

Kia - Beacon Creations said...

I used to pick the black jelly beans out too, yuck. But your blend sounds delicious :0)

Colleen said...

It sounds heavenly! Your soaps are as pretty to look as, I'm sure, they are to use! I can almost smell this one :)