If you saw my last post, a soap scented with a fresh cut grass fragrance oil, you know that the design didn’t turn out… exactly how I was hoping. So what did I decided to do for my next batch? Replicate every single thing I did wrong for a new design! What can I say? I love experimenting! This project features a pineapple cilantro fragrance oil from Wholesale Supplies Plus.
First, a note about the fragrance — I don’t get any cilantro off this fragrance at all. And I LOVE cilantro. The pineapple is just too overpowering. It was so pineapple-y that Chris walked in and asked if I was making pina coladas. Don’t get me wrong, I love the pineapple fragrance as well, but the cilantro note would’ve been a great compliment. I think I might try to find a separate cilantro fragrance and mix my own blend next time.
I knew up front that I wanted to use several different colors for this soap — a mix of white, yellows and greens — but I was pretty much just winging the design. If there’s one thing I would do differently a second time around, I would probably make this soap in a slab mold rather than my 12 bar silicone mold with individual cavities from Brambleberry. I like that every single bar is a different design, but I don’t think the end result was worth the work. The biggest issue was that my batter started getting too thick by the last few bars. A slab mold would allow me to pour my batters in, then insert a divider into the wet soap or simply cut the slab into loaves after it has set.
All in all, I’m very happy with how this one turned out. I do plan to try a similar version with a slightly different fragrance blend and in a slab mold. But I will happily use this refreshing, fruity soap all summer long!
Slow-Moving CP Soap Recipe
40% Olive Oil
33% Coconut Oil
15% Rice Bran Oil
6% Avocado Oil
6% Shea Butter
Scents and Swirls