Thursday, July 1, 2010

Is it the way they smell?

First of all - Happy Birthday, Canada! How old are you now, 143? It's amazing to think that you're still so young that I bet some of the trees in the park nearby are older than you.

These soaps are know to my dentist as the Peppermint Soap, and so are some other ones I've made before. Whenever I visit her, she'll ask for peppermint soaps. I've used different formulas, but the scent has always been Peppermint EO, and she seems to be happy each time she gets them.

Hubby has a colleague who always asks for Orange Soap. I have a friend who only likes Lavender Soap, and my mother doesn't even care what the scents are, she just calls them "the soap that smells nice". The scent has become my soap's identity, like a flavour, a tag.

Sometimes I wonder whether they love the soaps for the way they smell or the way they pamper the skin. To me, I've stopped scenting most of my soaps because I know I'll be curing them for at least 4, 5 months before I use them. But sometimes I do enjoy that extra luxury the wonderful smell can bring to the shower. In fact, I just made Lavender Soap not too long ago, and I'm going to save them for one of those "Me Days"!

Olive oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Sweet Almond, Cocoa Butter
and Peppermint Essential Oil!

Made on 2010-06-02

1 comment:

  1. I like the simplicity of this soap... I can almost smell it from here. I have some soaps that are non-scented but most of them I do scent with Essential Oils... You cure for 4 to 5 MONTHS? WOW! I usually only cure for 6 weeks! But I know they do get better with age... That's a lot of patience you have! Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day. My daughter is there for the month of July with my mum. xo Jen