I’m baaaaaaaack! I am so sorry for the long silence, but October was such a hectic month! Am I ever glad that things seem to be settling down again and I can get back to soaping :)
I’ve been plotting my Christmas soaps for a while now, and this was the first Christmas-themed batch that I decided to make this year. I used a new fragrance oil, called Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from Nature’s Garden. The description: "A charming fragrance oil which is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses with plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody undertones."
Plums? Cherries? Peppery? Woody? Ummm, yes please!
It is definitely a complex fragrance; Christmassy (it's a word!) and yet juicy at the same time, I just love it! I think this is a new fragrance for NG because there weren't any reviews when I bought it, but it behaved beautifully in CP. Because the descriptions says it will discolour to a yellow-orange, I did add titanium dioxide to my base oils; however, I don’t know if that was necessary or not, I see no hint of discoloration yet but will try to update this again in a few weeks. The scent comes through strong and true in CP soap. I think this is my favorite of the 3 new Christmas fragrances that I tried this year.
The little soap ornaments were actually made in a chocolate mold, I just love them! Here is a quick Vine video showing how I highlighted the detail on them:
I wanted them to have just a little more sparkle, so I sprinkled a tiny bit of red glitter on top:
Here is the soap in the mold:
And out of the mold:
So far, I have 2 more Christmas soaps planned, but I may make more as the inspiration strikes. Have you started your Christmas soaps yet, and are there any favorite Christmas soaps that you make every year?