Hopelessly Devoted to Soaping

Hopelessly Devoted to Soaping

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Success and Epic Fail!

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.    :)


  1. I wish there was a scratch n sniff feature on your blog!! Hope you're having a great new year!!

    1. LOL! I'll take that as a compliment :) Thank you for the good wishes, and same to you for 2014!