I might have the best smelling office on the planet.
My spring soap line has finished curing, been cut, and is sitting 5 feet away from me on my adorable soap shelves! And they smell wonderful . . .
The Cucumber, Tobacco & Oak soap is one of my favorite men’s scents (actually, I would probably say that about all of them!) but I really wasn’t happy with the design of the bars. I tried a 1/2 split of one side brown and one side green. Neither color was saturated enough and I ended up with a soap that left me (and everyone else) feeling a bit . . . meh. Here it is:
So, with the new Spring season I decided to redesign this fantastic soap. It’s way prettier now.
But still manly.
Tada! The new Cucumber, Tobacco & Oak bar is here.
I poured off a small amount of the soap to mix with activated charcoal. I mixed Spirulina, moss green oxide and poppy seed into the remaining main batch of soap. I poured a base of the green soap then added lines of black along the length of the mold. More green, then more black lines. I did this a few times until there was just a bit of black left, which I saved to finish the top. I used a hanger to swirl the black and green together and then finished off the green for the top third of the mold. I poured the rest of the black in a single line down the center of the top and swirled using a figure 8 pattern. Then added a sprinkling of poppy seed.