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« on: March 19, 2012 08:04:08 AM »

I hosted a tea and soap party last weekend..  We tasted a few types of loose leaf tea and made Earl Grey-inspired all-natural soap!  I usually add FO's when I'm selling my soap, so this was a nice return to the kind of soap I actually like to make. 

The 4 lb loaf came out of the new mold perfectly!



These are huge 10 oz bars:





This is closer to the actual color of the soap:




Springy Earl Grey Soap

25 oz Olive Oil
14 oz Palm Oil
14 oz Coconut Oil
7.47 oz lye
9 oz water
9 oz cold coconut milk (accelerates trace slightly)

1.5 oz Bergamot EO
1 oz Lemon EO
1/2 oz Lavender EO
1/2 oz Rose Geranium EO

Dried Lemon Zest
Ground Apricot seed

I melted all the oils and let them get to room temperature.  I added the lye to the water and let it cool to slightly warm.  I mixed the lye with all the oils and didn't add the coconut milk until I added all the EO's and scrubbies.  The coconut milk accelerates trace slightly, but it was still very pourable.  I've still got about 4 weeks before I can use it, but I love the scent!

Yay soap party!
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012 10:19:44 AM »

Your soap looks awesome!  Thanks for sharing Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012 12:05:35 PM »

your soap looks epiclly awesome. That said what is EO and FO mean . I never made soap but i love earl grey tea and would love to try this
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012 01:07:57 PM »

EO is Essential Oils (all natural, made from plants)..  FO is Fragrance Oil (usually a neutral natural oil base with synthetic fragrances.  I really love to just work with Essential oils, but the smell from the fake stuff has more variety, is cheaper, and is generally more popular (at least with my little side business).  Sorry, I didn't mean to be cryptic haha!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012 07:13:16 PM »

Oh my gosh!! I want to come to a soap party!! That sounds like so much fun and it sure looks like you created some wonderful soap!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012 10:57:41 PM »

ooo, are we all invited to a soap party?!? woohoo!
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012 05:27:25 AM »

Everybody's invited Cheesy  We had Rhubarb High Balls too!

1 oz mild-tasting whiskey
2 oz rhubarb simple syrup (boil 2 cups sugar, 4 cups water, and about 3 cups of chopped rhubarb until tender and strain)
5-10 dashes of Rhubarb bitters (yeah, you want this, trust me)
Fill the glass with Vernor's ginger ale and ice and serve with a lemon wedge Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012 12:35:28 PM »

what type of mold are you using?
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012 08:53:40 PM »

I'm terrified to try soap making. The lye scares me. Now I need to make some soap making friends locally and maybe we can have a soap party. That soap sounds like it would smell sooooo good.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012 04:41:49 AM »

This is my kind of party too!!! The soap looks great and the drinks sound good. With Vernor's it must be tasty....not everyone in the USA gets access to that delicious drink, only in our neck of the country! Grin
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