In my last post, I talked about ginger blends. One of the blends is called Ginger Floral, a blend of ginger, eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, rosemary, and a touch of ylang ylang. The eucalyptus was a little annoying to my nose, between that and the rosemary it made it more herbaceous then floral to me. SO, I tried again, just going with the ginger, lavender, lemon, and ylang ylang. YES, I like it much better!
This soap is also a layered soap. I used red clay instead of rose clay, with a touch of red oxide giving a much darker red. The middle line is red clay. The recipe - olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, and avocado oil. And I gave it the simple name of Ginger Lavender.
Using the same recipe - actually, the other half of the soap pot - I made a simple peppermint blend. A lot of peppermint, and a little ginger. Naturally, the peppermint has overpowered the ginger, although I can catch faint wiffs of it. The ginger seems to have brought the scent down a note, but it is mostly peppermint that I smell. I used the same red clay/red oxide mix to make swirls. I've been calling it Winter Peppermint, but I'll probably rename it, because everyone is already thinking spring. :)