Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Bar is Born


My very first batch of cold process soap is "off the rack" and ready to test. The recipe is pretty straight forward, lots of grapeseed oil, some sunflower, mango butter and castor oil as a super fat.
I love it's color and the fragrance is Energy from Bramble Berry, which is a huge hit with the girlfriends!

Speaking of the girlfriends, they'll all be the recipients of a bar so that they can put it through the testing process and let me know what they think. My sweet hubby and first born, Austen, have also offered to lather up and fill me in! I have lots and lots of ingredients that I want to work in and more bars on the rack. Stay tuned to my etsy shop... they'll be listed soon!

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovely soap!

Joanna Schmidt said...

congratulations, wonderful!!

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Soap looks wonderful...yum Energy from Brambleberry is terrific!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Yay! Thanks for the nice comments!
Today is a big CP making day for me
I'm addicted!!! :)
ps. I love each of your blogs! I'm hooked on reading them and have to tear myself away to go make soap~!

Heidi said...

Great looking soap! Your first cp?! Excellent. It is addictive isn't it = )

I just got my first jar of energy fo from bb the other day...LOVE IT!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey Heidi! It sure is addictive! I just made a batch with BB's tomato leaf. I wish you could smell the bubble lab. YUMMMM!! I hope I can hold out the 4 weeks! :)

Anne-Marie said...

This looks great; how did the Tomato Leaf turn out for you? I just had a gal report that her soap seemed softer than usual when she used it?

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey Anne-Marie! I just pulled the Tomato Leaf out of the mold...Gosh! It smells divine (no pun!) It does seem a little soft, but nothing that I'd have noticed without your post.
I'm a total CP novice, though.

Heidi said...

Hmmm...putting tomatoe leaf on my wish list = )

I'm so impatient I can never wait to use my soaps! It will sit on my kitchen counter for 2 or 3 days and once its lost the stickiness there's usually an end piece by my sink or in the shower = )

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey Heidi! I'm the same way.. no patience! Do get some Tomato Leaf!
You'll LOVE it! It's very clean & green!