Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Taking it to the shower

This morning I needed a new bar of soap for my shower. I love going in the soap room and choosing a bar of soap for myself! So many choices!!

This morning I chose Night Breeze. Yeah! Good choice! :)

Now, my soaps are big honkin bars of soap, they weigh at least 5 oz. And I don't bevel them, so when I first start turning them in my hands to lather up, it's a little hard on my hands. So once I get the soap wet, I use the back of my thumbnail and run it along the edges of the soap to smooth them out a little. It doesn't take long before the edges are rounded out.

Night Breeze .... scented with an essential oil blend of orange, lemon, clove, patchouli, and ylang ylang. The ingredients -

olive oil, coconut oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide (lye), sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, goat milk, avocado oil, plus the essential oils listed above.

Right off the bat, this soap smells GOOD! Orange is the main smell, followed by the lemon, then the clove. I couldn't smell the patch. The ylang ylang I caught whiffs of, very subtle, very nice!

It's not my best latherer, but it still lathers nicely. No big bubbly lather, just very fine, creamy bubbles. No complaints about it from me!

The bar has a nice creamy feel to it, in part from the goat milk. I just love adding goat milk to soap, it really does make it creamy! :) Goat milk = creamy. It left my skin feeling good, not dried out at all (not to say I don't use lotion ... I live in the desert after all!).

Once I got out of the shower, the lovely scent stayed with me for awhile, and left my bathroom smelling yummy. The ylang ylang adds just enough floral !

So, all in all, I am very happy with the way this soap turned out! It's the first time I have used ylang ylang, and I was afraid I would use too much, so I went very light handed on it. And ... I like it!


Karley said...

In my shower--pumpkin chocolate and my Rose Clay Facial Bar....I love your soaps!

Cocobong Soaps said...

Sounds magnificent, and looks ever so lovely as well :) I find Ylang Ylang the toughest among eos when it comes to balance. It really takes talent to blend it without having it take over.

Aunt Nancy said...

Karley, thank you ! :)

C'bong, that's what I was afraid of, that the ylang ylang would take over. I only used about 6ml for 88oz of oils! LOL Next time I think I will use just a wee bit more.


Anne-Marie said...

I love a good creamy lather! And I love the sound of your essential oil blend...wonderful combination.