3.16.2012

grapefruit lavender

I have a couple of  batches planned where I'm trying out different scent blends, and started off with grapefruit and lavender.  This is the first time (from all of my soap batches) that I've ever used lavender!   This turned out to be a nice combo...I can smell both equally.  Fingers crossed, hoping the grapefruit scent doesn't fade!

grapefruit lavender bars

other pics:
mold liner

The mold "liner" is actually a divider from a scrapbooking 12"x12" paper holder.  I cut it to size with my paper cutter and used a bone folder to make the creases.  Works great! (the short sides are lined with freezer paper)


soap in the mold, with liner


 honey and oats

Other things I added were honey and oats.  I was going to add colloidal oatmeal into the batter at first, but didn't....decided I wanted a smooth soap, so just sprinkled whole oats on top.  The only thing I wished I had that I didn't have was purple colorant....that would have made this soap a little prettier!

6 comments:

  1. That's still a very pretty soap with out the purple colour, maybe more so as the oats make it looks so wholesome. I've never tried Lavender & grapefruit together, but it sounds rather nice. Well done, this is a lovely soap xx

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    1. Thank you!! It's an interesting combo..in a good way. I'm not really a fan of lavender (on its own), which is why I've never made a batch of it. I don't mind it now, knowing that I like it better in a blend, and I will definitely be experimenting with it again! :)

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  2. That is a beautiful soap, I love the big oatmeal flakes on top, as Polly said, it really makes it look wholesome and natural.

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    1. Thank you so much Soapchick! :)

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  3. Beautiful soaps! I love the oatmeal flakes and the texture on the tops. The natural color of the bars is also very nice. Lavender and grapefruit sound wonderful together. Your liner looks great, too - so crisp and clean.

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    1. Thank you Jenny! They are still smelling really nice! The liner is working great so far, as long as the soap gels. I made another batch and it didn't gel...had to let it sit for a couple of days because it was so soft and the liner would not come off.

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