I tried out some new fragrance oils over the weekend, as well as tried the CPOP method. Here's how they turned out:
|#1 Green Aloe and Clover by Sweet Cakes|
|#2 Northwoods by Sweet Cakes|
|#3 Black Amber Lavender by Bramble Berry|
|#4 FAIL! Calming Waters by WSP|
No 1 - I was planning to add 2 oz buttermilk and totally forgot, so my liquid was discounted by 2 oz in a 1 pound oil batch! I was worried it would be ruined, but amazingly it seems ok. ?? The scent is very fresh and pleasant, and it's pretty hard already, but that's to be expected, I guess. Not sure what will happen during cure time...
No 2 - Love the fragrance and the look here. Very unisex.
No 3 - My first attempt at CPOP. It was nice and firm when I cut it. This fo is expected to darken, so the purple and white colors are not scented. I LOVE the scent..am watching every day for color change. I like this method, although I've been told it's not to be used with milk recipes. I'm planning on trying this again.
No 4 - This seized within seconds - which has never happened to me...I was prepared to attempt a mantra swirl so had a divider in place...batter was plopped and literally forced into the mold. I made the additional mistake of putting it in the oven as well, not a good idea, as it was a brittle crumbly mess when I "cut" it. The scent is amazing and strong (I can smell it all over the house) and the soap chunks will be fine to use but not to sell. I put some of the crumbly ones in a dish in the bathroom - makes a great air freshener! And, I threw the scrapings from the bowl into a load of towels I just washed and they smell great! Long story short, this fragrance is wonderful but be warned about using in CP. :)