|L.H. Soaps & the bubble haus||
Things have really slowed down for me over the past month, which can be good and bad. I've only made 3 batches of soap in the past 2 weeks~ the one on the left here is TOURMALINE, the gemstone of October. It is a light pink stone and shares the month with opal. Creating opalescence in an opaque soap is pretty impossible, so I swirled in some random colors of blue, green, yellow, and white. This one smells really nice too, kind of sweet, musky, and olive-y. Very tough to describe, but smells very clean and comforting!
This one here on the right is MARS, the red planet. This is actually a picture of the entire slab, uncut. I have since cut the bars, but have yet to take any pictures of them. I scented this one with berries and cream, a fragrance that I used to call Midnight Berry. The only two planets left in the planetary line are Uranus and Neptune. Venus, Mercury, and Earth were all different styles, but I think if I were to do this line again, they will all be marbled like Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Io, and Pluto. I may also do the same thing for the gemstone line (not marbled, but all done in a uniform technique). Another thing I've been messing around with is goat milk soap! I've had a couple of requests for it, so I dabbled a little last week and made a "test" batch to see how it would work out. It worked out just great!
Again, this one is actually cut, but I haven't taken pictures yet. I added just a tiny bit of fragrance to see how it would pull through, and it absolutely did. There is no color in this batch, and as you can see, it is slightly yellow. Well, that yellowness faded, and the bar is a light creamy color. I haven't used it personally yet since it's curing right now, but I could definitely tell a difference when I was cleaning out my pots and the utensils I used to cut it!
Well, that's all for now. I will hopefully be making some more soap this week!