Friday, March 2, 2012

My Really, Really HAPPY Soap!

Hi everyone!  Oh, I so love looking at... and sniffing... this lovely soap.  It was quite simple to make and it truly makes me smile to see it.  I created it to be a companion to my 'Lavender Fields' soap, using the same basic recipe yet changing the scent and colours.  Called 'Orange Grove' ~ I used a Bramble Berry fragrance oil of the same name to scent it and it smells fantastic!  

The fragrance is an interpretation of the Elizabeth Arden perfume Sunflowers ~ "this is what sunflowers would smell like if they were placed smack dab in the middle of a orange grove in full bloom! With some unique middle notes of jasmine, cyclamen and peach, this fragrance has nuance and charm. Subtle musk and vanilla notes hold up the fragrance making it a beguiling sunny floral".


The fragrance is teamed with one of my personal favourite soap recipes including silk, lashings of olive oil and a generous amount of sunflower oil added for a moisturising boost. Shea butter is also included for added creaminess and this recipe has a lovely silky lather.







...and here is my favourite photo ~ 





Orange Grove will be ready to use in two weeks and I can't wait to pop into the shower with a bar!  Have an awesome day *smile*

15 comments:

Shieh Design Studio said...

yup! Love that almost jello like orange on the bottom! Perfect color combo!

Dörte said...

SUPER!

Rose said...

Looks heavenly and scent sounds divine. Just gorgeous and elegant.

Savon Muse said...

Gorgeous! I would certainly love a sniff of that! Great job!

Celine Blacow said...

Stunning, as always x

Amy B said...

I agree--it's stunning and would make me happy if I could look at it regularly, too!

Holly said...

Beautiful. I love how cheerful the calendula is.

Soaptician AYU said...

I love the colors :D
Very beautiful!!

Topcat said...

Thank you everyone :)

Donna OShaughnessy said...

The other night I pulled out my big bag of calendula and thought what will i do with this? Now I know. I will copy you!

So gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness...so gorgeous!

Soapchick said...

I love the colour combo and the photographs are great, they really do show off the soap perfectly. It looks like a really juicy smell (if you know what I mean!)

Anne-Marie said...

WOW! This soap looks beautiful and absolutely gorgeous! Orange Grove is a perfect name for this soap!

Topcat said...

Thank you ladies! xx

Donna ~ looking forward to seeing what you create with your calendula.

Soapchick ~ thank you, that was what I was aiming for!

Anne-Marie ~ your fragrance oil inspired how it looks. I did my best to create a soap that looks like that fragrance smells :)

Leticia said...

que delicados,ME ENCANTAN