Ugly Duckling handmade soap

Ugly Duckling handmade soap from Simply Soap

By: Simply Soap  23-Mar-2011
Keywords: Handmade Soaps

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 contains:

  • goats milk
  • coffee grounds
  • a lavender bud or two
  • pink clay
  • cocoa
  • rosemary pieces
  • oatmeal
  • yellow clay
  • red clay
  • beer
  • 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!

Keywords: Handmade Soaps

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