So I thought I'd try red wine in soap to see what type of results I'd get. I expected red or mauve but I got brown. That is okay since I swirled it with some rose clay for what I'm calling Wine & Roses Soap. Looks pretty cool. I took some leftover spiced wine from Christmas (it was kind of gross...so no worries on the waste and not actually drinking it) boiled it for a few minutes to remove the alcohol then put it in the freezer. I really didn't want to experience a volcano with the sugar/alcohol and lye. I think next time I'll try the 50/50 wine/water method to see if I can keep the red color.
Wine & Roses Soap
I then decided to do something with all of my leftover soap shavings I had sitting in a bowl...... that I'm so surprised my cat never knocked over. I grabbed some Eucalyptus infused oil for the base and dumped in all of the shavings....gave it a good mix and then tossed in the remaining orange balls I had. I think it looks pretty awesome....maybe one of my favorites. It smells sooooo good too! I just love all of the colors and the fact that I used scrapes that otherwise I'd have no clue what to do with.
Here it is in the mold
Bits & Bobs Soap