Hopelessly Devoted to Soaping

Hopelessly Devoted to Soaping

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Planning for Winter

In keeping my word about blending fragrance oils I already have on hand, here is a batch of soap I made last night.   It is a literal "mash up" of four scents:  

A tiny smidge of Honey & Shea from WSP
A bigger smidge of Tom Ford Black Orchid by Sweet Cakes
Tahitian Vanilla by MMS   2 parts to
Cashmere Woods by WSP 1 part

I have had this bottle of Cashmere Woods for two years, and absolutely hated it from the first sniff.   But, with a more open mind, I felt a vanilla background might make it much more pleasant. So far so good!  I added quite a bit of titanium dioxide to the entire batter bowl, then mixed the green and midnight blue micas after. These fos all have a lot of vanilla, so I hope the td will keep it lighter as it cures.   As for the scent - it's very pretty!  The smokey wood component is definitively softened by the rich, fruity TVanilla, and the orchid adds an ever so slight floral note in the background.  Now we wait to see how it comes together during the cure, but I'm very pleased right now.  This will be a perfect autumn fragrance that should appeal to everyone.  (Fingers crossed)
 Now for my shameful confession:  I've got two fragrance orders coming from:    

This should come as no surprise to those of you who read my blog - I have a compulsion for trying new fragrances...I can't help it!   I have to say, Mad Oils probably has the best micas I've used so far, and this is my first time ordering from Be Scented (squealing with anticipation right now!). 

I'm so excited to receive these orders.. but will be leaving for vacation as soon as they arrive.  I'll only have time to poke and sniff around in them, but when I get home...look out - I'll be all rested up with my next projects all planned and ready to go for the cooler weather season! What better way to spend some free time on a road trip?  I will be sure to post a pic of my big haul before I go!                                                                                                                                  


  1. I love MO micas! I hate that I missed out on their summer sale that had free shipping. I'm eagerly awaiting their new revised website and can't wait to see what goodies they'll come out with next!

    1. So do I ! They have amazing products; now I'm excited about their new web layout, too. I just got my shipment last week...Can't wait to start using them!