Saturday, 13 February 2010

A New Soap - Exotic Bouquet with Tulip Petals


Here is a picture of my latest soap, which will be out in a few weeks for sale.

I was a little concerned what would happen with the tulip petals, and I'll explain why. Most flower petals discolor, or if we really want to honest, turn brown/black and completely disintigrate when making soap. I found this out last summer when I was making soap from lots of wild meadow flowers I had spent hours collecting.

Some flowers are strong enough to stand up to soap when using the French Milling process. Rose petals are strong enough. And I've been using rose petals in my soap already.

But I was not sure about tulip petals. I had not read anything about this, despite semi-extensive searches on the net.

So like most things in my life it was just to hop in with both feet and try.

And above is the result: a lovely soap with a little bit of Exotic Floral Bouquet Essential Oil, and beautiful, brightly colored tulip petals.

I could not be happier.

:)

4 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Wow--I'm standing in line for your listing, Nicole!!!

renatheschneider said...

Sooo pretty!

Erica said...

wow! that is really amazingly beautiful!

Vibeke K. Olsen said...

Nydelig bilde, Nicole! Jeg trodde det var et maleri med det samme jeg så det, og kunne gjerne hatt det på veggen min :)
Så fint å se at det går bra med såpeproduksjonen og den nye butikken. Bra jobba!!!!