This soaps creates a fragrance like the inside of a candy shoppe in your room – out of this world kind of yummy! It’s a peppermint, yes, but there’s a little bit of something extra, a hint of vanilla and a swirling glide of sugary sweetness. Oh so tasty smelling! This fragrance oil, from www.soapmakingfragranceoils.com, is called Peppermint Meringue with good reason. That meringue touch is subtle but definitely there to sweeten, make it smoother, not so sharp, like some mint FOs can be. It was a genuine dream to cp soap with, since there was no evidence of any ricing, no seizing, no acceleration, and no discolouration. Just sweet peppermint scent! Yummy.
This sinfully deliciously scented soap is crafted with coconut milk, Tussah silk (cruelty-free, of course), colloidal oatmeal, goat’s milk, buttermilk, a dash of Kaolin White Clay and Moroccan Red Clay, and a host of fabulous oils like Rice Bran, Apricot Kernel, Almond, and Olive, and a generous portion of creamy Shea Butter for the ultimate softening experience.
This is also my first time making soaps in a slab mold, which was improvised. Currently I don’t own a constructed slab mold, but when has such a shortage ever stop a soaper from making a batch before in a slab sort of mold? Here’s where Costco box-hoarding tendency comes in handy! I snagged a box in the rough dimensions of what size was needed to craft about 15 bars or more, depending on how they’re cut. So, we’ll see how this goes when the time comes to cut them up. It held up beautifully in the pouring and swirling, never gelled (thank goodness!) because I prefer it never gel. I haven’t decided on how these will be cut just yet. They might be slightly smaller than the loaf bars are typically, but however they are cut, it will be fun to see how the swirls held up. I also used a gadget that was improvised with Gorilla Tape and bamboo skewers. Like an oversized comb, sort of. That was used to swirl it quickly and uniformly, then a single skewer was used to swirl small areas that were missed along edges and in corners.
The batch should be ready to cut sometime tomorrow, so another picture will be posted at the time of the cut. The ready date for this batch is November 17th. The number of bars will not be known until after it’s cut.