Monday, December 10, 2012

Saponification Sunday. Mountain of Soap

I personally love Peppermint.
Not everyone feels the same way.

No worries, I'll sell those folks my Patchouli soaps and save the Peppermint for others. Last week played with charcoal some more, using an egg whisk again to get the design. Added maddor root colored soap (the pinky red) for more contrast. The whiteness comes primarily from the Red Wattle lard I use and a little Titanium Dioxide powder, dissolved in hot water then added to the soap. At some point the soap began to resemble Bear Butte in South Dakota. A place dear to my heart.


Without the buffalo of course.

The rest of the time? It just looked,  plain chaotic.


  1. I like peppermint, but years ago, when i had a homeopathic remedy, i was told that mint and coffee are two of the things that can antidote the remedy, so i said good-bye to both. Hard to do, but i've substituted copious amounts of cinnamon and tea.

    That said, i find now that peppermint overwhelms my olfactory system with just a tiny bit. Shame, as i do like its scent.

  2. That's gorgeous! I love how it really does resemble the Butte. :)

  3. Megan

    Me too. Too much is too much. Just enough is great

    Rusty For a duck you have great taste

    Anne Marie
    The Butte is indeed a butte but nothing pepperminty at all about it. Just pure lovliness in a wild cowboy way. Thanks for checking in!

  4. I don't care what your soap looks like--I love its value and results. Peppermint is good for migraines.

  5. Susan, thanks so much! I know several soapers who make the same soaps over and over which provides great consistency for their customers. I apparently am not mature enough to "settle down" Maybe one day.

  6. It looks awesome and I bet it smells great! I LOVE that it looks like your photo. :) If only there was a way to add the buffalo... (I know, I know, but their one of my favorites;)

  7. I'm really interested in buying some of your soap. I know you are probably sold out right now for Christmas but can I get your email for an order in January maybe? Thanks

  8. Theophanie. many thanks. I like buffalo too. Medium rare with steak sauce and red onion on a sour dough roll.

  9. Helen. yes I am sold out for Christmas. Sales have been great and I still don't even have a web store yet. But will email you with info to order in 2013!

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