My bad - Salt soap
|Etageres are irresistible to me. This one is new, but looks|
old. It was an impulse buy, but looks good in the sunroom,
filled with whatever little trinkets that needs a home.
Feeling quite a bit less blue, I took out the bag of the coarse sea salt that I picked up the other day and happily pulled out my oils. I made a pretty simple recipe, but there was nothing pretty about the outcome. It didn't have a trace of blue and it was just pure ugly. But it smells nice, still. Don't know if it will last.
There is something really sad about ugly soaps. Soaps should be pretty. This soap is very ugly. Even more so than the photo suggests. I sometimes try to like my ugly soaps. Try to think of them as ugly ducklings that will turn into beautiful swans. Sometimes they actually do. Some of them turn out to have a great lather or smell or feel on the skin and end up as my personal favorite in the bath. But some are just ugly soaps and there is nothing to be done, but rebatch. I don't even know if it is possible to rebatch salt soap!
Appart from the failure to turn blue, nothing much went wrong, perhaps I just don't like the coarse salt. It doesn't have a good feel to it. Crumbly and difficult. I need to try it out in the bath to see what it's like.
The recipe was a rather uninspired 30% coconut oil, 25% lard, 20% olive oil, 15% cocoa butter and 10% sunflower. I put the salt into the soap at trace at the ration 1:1. The fragrance I used was lemongrass, bergamot and peppermint. At least it smells nice. I need to find out more about indigo in soap. This obviously didn't work. But what the heck! Chuck it up to experience.