Mad Oils

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Exfoliate Exfoliate Exfoliate!

I've always loved the scrubby manliness of an exfoliating bar of soap.  Something so perfect about scrubbing the dirt off my skin that makes me feel extra clean and feeling refreshed.  I think the only scrubby soap I did not care for was luffah soap.  I felt like my skin was being scraped off with razor blades.  And I like my soap rough, too.  Ground coffee, sand, volcanic rock, whatever....but you can keep your whole loofah and razors.  It's just not for me, thank you.

SO I've been looking around at exfoliating soaps, loving the texture of seeing them, being that I don't really have them in my hands right now.  So I have to imagine.  SO my imagination brings me here....to soap porn...which I share with you lovelies...

made with coffee grounds and oatmeal.  Nomm!



made with pumice, cornmeal, yerba mate and walnut shell powder



made with lavender buds, orange bits



made with pumice and poppy seeds




made with pink Himalayan salt, black Australian clay, aloe powder, activated charcoal



made with dandelion leaves grown in the soap makers garden!  A beautiful green!
(I think I need to buy this one)

8 comments:

A said...

I love soap with exfoliants--especially if they're something on the natural side! Woot! So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Do you actually have permission to post these images? Copyright always lies with the photographer and simply giving credit or linking to the original post is not enough if you don't have the rights to use the photos.

Catalina said...

Thanks for including me in your post :) I always love the FB challenges! So many beautiful and talented soap-makers!

Becca said...

Great collection. I particularly like the oats and coffee... makes me hungry even though i know it's SOAP. ha!

Mariselys said...

Oh my! What a pleasant surprise to see my Cilanto Soap featured in your blog. Wonderful list of beautiful exfoliating soaps. Thanks.

lisetalexis said...

Hello! I really love this site and have been interested in soap making for two years now but have not started. Could you help me find a soap making class in Orange County or riverside county, ca? Or do you have any you tube tutorials? I want to get started but I really don't know where to start.. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Look up soaping 101 on YouTube. Wonderful directions and many ideas.

Emily said...

I love that breakfast soap that you have pictured! My husband has requested that I make a coffee soap for him, but I haven't worked with exfoliants yet. I thought that some light coffee grounds in the coffee soap would be a good place to start. Thanks for the gorgeous pics!