Meet my sweet little Ugly Duckling soap bar.
It all started with a big tub full of soap scraps. l try not to waste
anything soap related – all of the offcuts, bar trimmings, dented bars,
squashed soap curls etc get religiously hoarded away for a rainy day.
You never know when you’re going to need them!
A few days ago l looked in the tub and it was full to the brim, so l
decided to do a big rebatch – everything got grated down, soaked in
goats milk, and reheated in the oven. There were a multitude of scents
already used in the trimmings, but they tend to be mostly cooked out by
the heat, so l scented it with a blend of Pomegranate & Grapefruit.
Did my usual pouring into the mould, and then cut the cooled soap into
bars for our own personal use.
Except, my goodness, they are DIVINE. I can’t stop looking at them
and smelling them. The scent is amazing, a perfect blend of my favourite
pomegranate with my other favourite citrus smell. l have no idea how
l’m going to do it, but l need to recreate this bar as a new soap. l
guess if l just stand at my soap shelf with a spoon and add a little bit
of this and a little bit of that l might end up with something that
resembles the bar above! From what l can remember, it currently
- goats milk
- coffee grounds
- a lavender bud or two
- pink clay
- rosemary pieces
- yellow clay
- red clay
- white clay
- thickened cream (yes, cream, l remembered someone somewhere
adding a big dollop of cream to their soap batter, so thought ‘what the
heck l may as well try it’)
Hahaha l really don’t like my chances of re-creating it!