Thursday, December 6, 2012

Soap Porn Hump Day

I have been doing test batches of soap for months and just when I thought I had finalized my formula, I changed my mind.  I have become a perfectionist, I think.  When I was less knowledgeable, I kind of flew by the seat of my pants with basic ingredients.  Never tweaking SO much because my soap was just fine and smelled so good! 

Well, having tried hundreds of other soaps from soap makers around the world, I realized that my soaps just aren't as good as they could be.  The smells?  Yum, but the soaps themselves aren't particularly extraordinary.  This got me into the soap studio and batch after batch after batch, I tweaked, changed, drastically changed, researched more and more and made MORE changes, until yesterday (sigh), I made, what I am hoping will be THE BAR.  Haven't unmolded it and I am nervous to even cut it, too.  I have spent more time with the new formula than focusing on Christmas sales.  Crazy, I know.

I had to get out of my head and into other's soapy madness, so on the Soaper's Retreat Facebook Group, I asked for everyone to post their most recent soaps.  I titled it, "Soap Porn Hump Day" (it was Wednesday yesterday).  Wow, oh wow.  Gorgeous soaps were posted.  As Michael Kitney, of My Planet Earth Soaps said so perfectly,
I am humbled today as I see the amazing offerings for Soap Porn Hump Day! What a fantastic and talented group of people we have in this room! :)
I will only choose five to post here, but you should go to the group to see the others.  Well worth the trip.  We have some amazing soapers in that group.

My favorite of the bunch (which may have to do with the fact that it looks like a dark chocolate dessert), is the first one, but they all are so wonderful, aren't they?????

'Queen of the Night', by Clara Lindberg (Auntie Clara's)
Vanilla, blackcurrant & vetyver. Charcoal.

Full Moon, by Shieh Design Studio
made with evaporated goat milk

Cupcake slice, by Raelene Albery

Rosemary and Sage Soap, by Nikory Bath Treats

FUNGHI soap by aromaNature Savon Naturel