Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ocean Goat Milk Soap To The Curing Rack

Well, not quite in the ocean, but the inspiration was...an Ocean Breeze, crystal clear blue green water, white sand, a warm refreshing breeze, and gentle frothy waves. Bits of unscented white goat milk soap make for the white sand and sea foam. The scent is a combination that mimics a fresh clean breeze (touches of rose, lily, spearmint, citrus, orange, lime).

Then came the relaxing cup of tea with a touch of orange and cinnamon. There is no tea involved in this soap, but it was the "have a cup of tea with me" painting in my mind. Lightly scented with sweet orange oil and "sticks" of cinnamon goat milk soap inbedded throughout.


Amy said...

Lovely and interesting!

Arnita said...

Orange Cinnamon looks good. Please let me know when it is ready. I MUST have it!!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

absolutely beautiful soaps Mary.

Alix said...

Both soap designs are beautiful Mary, but the ocean breeze soap is and outstanding effort! What fragrance did you use? I definately need some of THAT! When will it be ready for ordering?

KathyB. said...

I just finished reading the last post and this one. The soap LOOKS like it smells fantastic! What is the scent for Ocean Breeze?

Your schedule is very organized and you are a busy woman..when do you get your home cleaned?

25 bottle babies, wow!

I keep all info regarding my flocks on the home calendar, otherwise I forget to check in...my home calendar is pretty crowded and written over too.

Thanks for a look into Annie's Goat Hill and some new soap!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Hello...I called the scent ocean breeze but that was not very descriptive, was it? In my busy schedule yesterday I was a little brain tired. Anyhow...I included the description in the post. I very much appreciate your gentle reminders!

I very seldom buy a fragrance blend from my suppliers. If I find one that I like, I use it as it is, if I do not like it, I add a touch of this and that until I find a balance that I like.

Kathy, the smile is upon my face. I knew somebody would pick up on that and ask. During these peak busy times not a lot of housework gets completed. The basics work in as often as possible, and then a major spring cleaning is done as soon as possible.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

There are two things that determine the length of time a bar of soap stays on the curing rack. The first is the PH, or mildness of the soap. No soap escapes the curing rack before the 4th week for that reason. I may test an end piece myself before then, but no other human testing is allowed. :) Secondly, the hardness of the soap. Soaps that leave the curing rack too early are not as hard and durable as I prefer. I like a hard soap with some softness. So...four weeks is the minimum stay on the curing racks. I will make an announcement once the soaps move to the store!