3.16.2013

pink berry mimosa

I've been slacking a little bit when it comes to my blog.  I still need to take pictures of a few batches...maybe I'll try to get that done next week.  I'm liking everything I've made so far, even my palm-free ones!  Lovely, lovely lather and the palm-free ones are holding up well in the shower, too...they're not getting soft.

Now, having just said that I'm happy with everything, I'm going to use sunflower oil (high oleic) in my next batch!  I've never used it before, so I have to try it.  I've been trying to cut down on my oils, but I think that's easier said than done!

On to the soap....Pink Berry Mimosa:



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This is a fun, sweet fragrance....reminds me of Sweet Tarts candy.  It's not 'sickly' sweet at all...actually, I used it at .7ppo and could have used more.  I wanted to do more of a textured layered look, but it didn't turn out that way.  I misjudged the amount of the uncolored middle layer...I needed more.  There just wasn't enough to texture with a spoon...the bottom pink layer started to come through, so I just left it alone and poured the orange layer on top of it.  Subtle textured layers...that's how I'd describe it! :)

16 comments:

  1. Love the colors! I have that FO on my list to try soon - glad it seemed to behave well for you! I like sunflower oil in my soaps - I hope you are also impressed working with it.

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    1. Thanks! It behaved very well..no problems at all. Glad to hear you like sunflower oil...I'm looking forward to trying it! :)

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  2. Love that color combo and the way your layers came out! Looking forward to your sunflower oil trial!

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    1. Thanks Cee! I hope I have good results using sunflower oil...I can get it locally, which is a plus! :)

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  3. It looks like a very fun and fresh soap. I like it a lot!

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  4. Love the knife you use, Kalla!The fragrance sounds nice too,if it reminds of a candy, it should be delicious( I don't why but recently all the soaps remind me of cakes ... maybe because I try to avoid sugar and all kind cakes LOL).
    I also use sunflower oil, but not much as this oil makes the soap sticky if put too much.
    Nice soap as always, Kalla!

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    1. Thanks Natalia! I like using my wavy cutter, but have to take my time with it because I have to cut free hand...and I'm not so good at cutting straight! LOL, I try to avoid sugar too..that's funny, now I'm going to be thinking of cakes! I'm probably going to keep the sunflower oil at 10-15%..hope that should be ok.

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  5. Beautiful Kalla, love the muted colors!

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    1. Thanks Gloria! I'm a little timid working with bold, vivid colors...but I wish I had a hot pink color. I think that would have been nice too!

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  6. I love that fragrance and you picked such pretty colors. I admit I have H.O. sunflower oil in my collection of oils too! I use some in my lip balms. Great stuff and I like it in soap too. It's always great to like the soap you make. It makes it such a better experience. I have a bin of soaps I hate, but that maybe someday I'll like? who knows.

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  7. Thanks, I really like this fragrance too! So nice to hear the positive things about H.O. sunflower oil..can't wait to try it. I have a box of soaps that I don't like either..if I ever run out of soap, I guess I will have to use them. :)

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  8. Gorgeous colors and design! =)

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  9. Very pretty, Kalla! I love the colors - they are perfect for the scent. I used to love Sweet Tarts when I was a kid.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I liked Sweet Tarts too when I was a kid. :)

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