Tuesday, 27 July 2010
'Blood On The Moon' - the new Humbug!
A close up - Blood on the Moon handmade soap!
'Blood on the Moon' - sitting schweeetly on a Dylan Bowen slipware plate
'Blood on the Moon' logs.
Humbug has been re-vamped!
I made a dud batch a little while ago. I had used a red clay around the 'moons', which when wet made a bit of a mess...but it came off the soap like blood, which was pretty cool.
I had the new name for Humbug...but knew the red clay was a no no really...just a bit too messy for my liking.
So....back to the drawing board.
I have added a few more balls to the equation and the scent has been tweaked.
Instead of adding Marjoram (which was great for strengthening the mint) I have chosen Lavender. I no longer add Madagascan Vanilla...as I found it too sweet.
This needs to be spicy but with an air about it.
So...we have aloof Peppermint, spicy Spearmint and airy Lavender (officinalis - not angustifolia).
It has the scent I wanted originally!
I also added more white than black...well equal amounts, rather than 3/4's black, 1/4 white.
I think the contrast is great.
And...the soap on the Dylan Bowen plate looks awesome!