Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Elijah's Comfort reVAMP and something smells fishy...ish
New look 'Elijah's Comfort'. Elijah Comfort was Matt's Great Great Grandfather and was a potter at Winchcome. He made fine country pots using red earthenware clay. His name is a treasure in itself, so it was only fitting that I produced a soap in homage to him.
The original soap I made under this name was scented with an artificial rose fragrance oil. It smelled lovely, but I wanted to produce an all natural version using red clay, essential oils and organic butters.
Here we have it. The essential oil blend is: Bourbon Geranium, Petitgrain, Sweet Orange & Lemon. A sweet scent with a citrus top note. I added a dose of rose petals to the red to bring a little black into the equation along with a smidge of titanium dioxide for contrast.
I love how it turned out. It will be available from FuturePrimitive Soap and in my Etsy within the next 4 weeks.
nice chunky swirls and peaks. I just wanna sink my teeth in.
Here is another newbie. One without a name as yet. This soap contains seaweed powder, which when cut gave off a fish-like aroma. Noice!
It's curing out well at the moment, with little or no hints of fish as the days progress. Also in this batch, I added some Aussie organic yellow clay, and some dead sea mud mixed with sand, which I took from Gwithian beach in Cornwall last year, whilst on holibobs. On the top is a sprinkling of sea salt. The essential oil blend is: Lavender, Spearmint and Ho Leaf. Ho Leaf has fast become one of my all time favoured oils to use in soap. It has a buttery, warm scent. Just lovely.
I want to dream up a name to compliment the main ingredients...so something ocean inspired but not too obvious. I'll keep writing down ideas til I get it. This one is proving difficult though.
The beige colour is the yellow clay, the very dark colour is the seaweed, which must've reacted with the soap as it started out a nice olive green. The lighter colour is the dead sea mud and sand mix.
I've been rather tied up of late with making soap and sorting plants for the season, so sorry for my absence. I am however tweeting regularly...the usual shite that I churn out of my mouth!
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Hope you're all well and happy.
Catch up with you all soon x