Fruit centrepiece soap

This is my first attempt at making soap using soap dough. My design came from a typical Roman fruit centrepiece and so included red and green grapes, figs, pears and berries but with a golden pear 🙂

The formulation (#4 soap challenge club) incorporated milk, which was the first time I have used milk in any of my soaps. I used a lot of natural colourants, some of which are nettle root powder, green clay, matcha powder, charcoal to name just a few.  There is also a delicate touch of gold leaf on the pear 🙂 

This soap is quite different to any soap I’ve made before and, as such, I have learnt a new skill, which I will develop and make new soap designs. 

My first hot process soap..

I normally make cold process soap  and had not got around to attempting hot process until now, thanks to this months soap challenge from the soap challenge club.

The design for this soap had to be very rustic so I designed a soap based on a country breakfast, namely coffee and oats.

I enjoyed making this soap even though it was some what warm in my soaping room. I incorporated oats, coffee, red clay, coffee oil and coffee beans for this all natural, rustic soap.