……….but it feels like my birthday already!! I had to pop out this morning and rescue Colin from the Mazda garage after he was told his car was broken, and when I got back there was a little soap package waiting for me. One of my swap soapers was quick off the mark!
I received two pieces of soap from Emma at Spiral Soaps (site still under construction!). The first one was called Sweet Contemplation and was scented with patchouli and amber resin. Quite a heady mix.
I like the lighter layer on the top, (the bar is on its side in the photo). It is a nice brown colour which I believe comes from alkanet. It lathers well with large bubbles at first and then becomes lovely and creamy, and leaves a musky smell on your skin.
The second one is called Gingergrass, a mixture of lemongrass and ginger.
Again a slightly lighter layer on the top and a bubbly-leading-into-creamy lather. I may use this fragrance combination myself. It is very reminiscent of something I just can’t put my finger on, I’ve definitely smelled it before somewhere, it may have been a hotel soap or a herbal tea but I just can’t remember. It’s lovely though.
Both are quite hard bars – I don’t know how long they have cured. But the good thing is, mine are quite similar, so I know that I’m actually producing the same kind of thing as other people now, I’m not doing anything wrong as far as I can tell so far so that is a good boost to the confidence.
I’ve still got two more packages and a birthday and a visit from my parents to come this week. Happy days!!
I am knitting too! Hopefully I’ll have a new FO to show next week.