Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Vegan Mamere's Punkin' Pie Hand Milled Soap
I made a block of custom Vegan soap for Christina. Instead of my standard emu oil I used mango butter and evening primrose oil. Mango butter has suberb emollient properties and evening primrose oil is known widely for it skin nurturing benefits. This soap was an adventure for me! The first batch I made had too much fluid in it and would not set! It was the first time I have ever had a batch of hand milled that ruined, my first ever mistake! Oops! Threw it away and made it again. I used pumpkin puree like usual and for the first time, pumpkin powder for exfoliating. And this wasa wiht the pumpkin shortage, you don't know what i went through to get a can of pumpkin, then I end up with several. Mom came to the rescue of course! Through all this, Christina was more than gracious and patient! I used a new fragrance and it had a high vanilla content, unbeknownst to me, and the soap turned from orange to brown! This is normal but was unexpected, I did not know it had that much vanilla in it but it smells lovely! Anxious, I awaited Christina's feedback...she is delighted with it! Yay! Thank you Christina for being so patient!