Friday, April 30, 2010

Summer is just around the corner

Dear visitors,

put on a happy smile, smell the flowers and listen to the birds singing to us. Isn't it great to have blossoming and a clear blue sky?
As you all may know, Eyjafjallajökull has woken up from a very long sleep and managed to make many countries in Europe close their airports. I in fact, was one of the victims and was stuck in Israel for another week. I can assure you, it was great to be spending time with my lovely family, to go to the sea and watch the sunset.

In this post I would like to share some "Summery" soaps I made. Very happy and fresh soaps I wanted to try out. I have been so lazy lately, I just can't manage to get my ass out of the sofa, not to mention I am super busy with my studies...
Luckily I have two soaps to show you...

This one is called "Anis Anis", as you can see I added Anis stars in it, and the soap itself has a lovely flowery, musky smell to it. I sprinkled cosmetic sprinkle powder on top, to make the soap look "royalty". When I see this soap, it reminds me of a bridal soap. So white, so pure...
Anyway...the soap contains olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and castor oil. This time I did not have to scoop out the soap. I learned my lesson, which is, putting the castor oil during a light trace.
The soap is a huge chunk; I made big slices on purpose to give the stars more space.

I find that the smell of the musk goes very well with the Anis smell. OOH how I love the Anis reminds me of the black candy that has this very spicy flavor to it. Maybe it is actually made of Anis...I should look into it.

The second soap I want to show you is called "Mango Sorbet"; it really looks like a sorbet. Fruity and fresh with a mingle of white and orange colors. The soap contains, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and mango butter. I fell in love with the mango butter I bought. It smells so sweet and it feels so smooth. I advice all soapmakers to buy and store mango butter in their houses. 

The soap has a very smooth feel and a lovely scent.
The look of this soap actually reminds me of a mango ice cream.

To end this post, I want to wish everyone a new and lovely summer. Smell the flowers and soak up the sun and I will make sure to force myself into making new soaps so I can share it with you all.

Lots of love, hugs and kisses.

Soaps and Bubbles.


Jennifer Young said...

Hello there! Wow, I love the look of both of these soaps. The liquorice/ anis soap looks so rich & creamy.... did you make it with goat milk? The mango one, did you add scent or colour or did the mango butter do that to the soap? It looks amazing! I have never tried working with Mango butter but will have to get some. xoxo Jen

Soaps and Bubbles said...

Hey dear Jen,

well surprisingly the "Anis Anis" is not made with goat milk, and still has this beautiful creamy look indeed.
Mango butter has no color unfortunately. It may be slightly and very light would not be able to add any natural colorant to you soap. But ...I know it sounds weird..but I am very tempted to try out a soap with curry and mingle it with the mango scent. Haha I know it sounds weird, but I think it would be very oriental.
So that way, the curry gives you this orangy/yellowish color.

I think you will adore mango butter. It's fabulous :-)


Ambra said...

They look very tempting!
I love the sparkly top on the anise ones.
I also love star anise. I infused some in oil which I added to soap with charcoal in it. It smelled deliciously of of the anise, a sweet licorice with a twist and the black colour was very appropriate.

Soaps and Bubbles said...

Oh wow, that actually sounds fantastic. Can I find a picture on your blog?

karin said...

Love them all <3

Monica said...

I love your soap "Anis Anis". It is very elegant. The mango sorbet must be wonderful for the skin. Thank you for your comment on my blog, I speak a little English. Now, I will visit yours.

Splurge Sisters said...

Your Anis Anis soap is really pretty.

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