After the Starry Space Soap I bring you another soapy inspiration – the Christmas soap I call Mulled Wine.
If you’re a beginner and have never made a soap before, I recommend you to take a soapmaking course first, then you can use this soap as an inspiration for your own projects.
The color and scent of the Christmas soap is cinnamon. I actually wanted to make it ombré which means color gradient and ended up with layers. Nevertheless, I am very happy with the result.
There are mulled wine spices on the top (pieces of cinnamon, star anis, cloves, cardamom and anis) and dried citrus zest. So both the color and the scent are natural, I added nothing more. The base of the soap it olive pomace oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter.
Horní strana je ozdobená svařákovým kořením (kousky skořice, badyánu, hřebíčku, kardamomu a anýzu) se sušenými citrusovými slupkami.
I let the soap cure for half a year because this is one of my softer soaps and it needed a lot of time to get rid of the water. Although some recipes say that soaps should cure for “at least 3 weeks” I think this is too little for any soap. I let harder soaps cure 2-3 months and if I can wait, always 6 months. Softer soaps rest for 6-12 months.
After the curing process the soap has still retained a notable cinnamon scent. The spices smell a little less but it is still a very pleasantly smelling soap (it’s been curing for 9 months now).
Have you already browsed through my Cosmetics category? I have a bunch of interesting cosmetics projects there.