new soaps in testing

Here are a few new soaps I’m testing out right now.? I’m working on my fall and holiday scents, and have more ideas than I’ll be able to do, so only the best will make the cut.? Let’s start with the soaps I don’t have pics of yet (either because I just haven’t taken them, or I’m not quite happy with how it’s looking so am not going to show you 🙂

Last week I made a spiced cider soap, with apple cider instead of water mixed with the lye, and orange, cinnamon and clove essential oils.? I also added some brown sugar, which gave it a weird texture.? Not sure I’ll keep the brown sugar, but it does smell really good.

Earlier this week I made my second batch of a chai tea soap.? It has black tea as a base instead of water, half and half, honey, and an essential oil blend of cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger and black pepper.? Smells pretty good to me.

And here are my 2 favs?so far:? triple mint and Mexican hot cocoa.? I made these on the same day, and the smells mixed together and made the most heavenly mint chocolate smell ever.? I’m already thinking of how to combine them.

Mexican hot cocoa soap
triple mint soap = peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen. Spirulina used for the green bottom.

Next up in the test kitchen:? an orange pine blend and a white chocolate almond soap.? Too many ideas!!

check out my rack

my SOAP rack, that is. :)? Here’s my latest soapy creations, all on the drying rack right now and ready in the next 3 weeks.

margarita soap topped with sea salt and colored with ground parsley - smells just like the drink
pure patchouli soap with hemp oil - for the patchouli purist who likes it straight up
orange vanilla (dreamsicle) made with fresh orange juice, heavy cream and kaolin clay. Super soft and smells divine...may be my new favorite (but don't tell the other soaps!)

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