Finally a nice hot day here. I made 4 'lumber chunk' loaves. Two in 'bay rum' & 2 in 'strawberries n'cream ' cause I had strawberries on the brain after eating some last night. Hopefully they'll turn out like I planned, will see tomorrow.
They may not make it to my Etsy page....will have to see.
These bars are cold process then 'cooked' in the oven. The pics are of them dry & wet.
This bar is sort of a combination of a Mocha Latte Cappucino ...LOL.
It has choc , cinnamon, almond coffee, and vanilla buttercream. It would be a great kitchen bar, but I think it will have to be a scratch n' dent bar as the cinnamon seems to be leaving a slight brownish tinge on things when its wet. This may lessen as it dries out.
The next one is a spa blend of PEP. Pepper, Eucalyptus, Peppermint. I also added sea salt to the lye water & to the bar itself. This made it a bit hard however & it broke off when cutting.
Wasn't up to making soap today so spent the day viewing blogs . Lots of cool blogs out there. I'll have to add more. So rather than soap today my post is about my naked dog , Eros. He's a Chinese crested. They are great dogs, very active and full of fun. Great girl magnets too.
Eros is the fastest small dog I've ever seen. He is from a kennel in Sweden.
I saw SoapWithBalls in a forum post a few weeks ago and was so intrigued with the fabulous shop name and even more intrigued that the avatar for a soap shop was of a young man, I just had to click! After reading the shop announcement written by his mom I really wanted to give this shop it's first sale. My family (my hard working carpenter husband, a sweaty skate boarding teenage son, and a stinky little league catcher) love handmade soap and purchase all of our soap on Etsy. When I saw the manly soap in super large sizes, I thought, this is perfect.
After my purchase, he promptly sent me a thank you convo and shipping information. The communication and customer service I received was wonderful and refreshing. After receiving my Cut Lumber 10oz. bar of soap, I proudly presented it to my dear husband and he immediately took it with him into the shower. I'll tell ya, I've never seen a cleaner man in my life! I wish you the best of luck with your shop, and I will be back when our Cut Lumber starts thinning out :)