While at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild last year I met Lori from The Scent Shack and purchased Blackberry Sage fragrance oil from her. The coloring in this soap is an attempt to show how the fragrances blend into each other to create a third aroma.
Two of the most widely eaten herbs/spices have come to you in the form of a soap. The warmth of ginger essential oil and crispness of lemongrass essential oil combines to make this one of my most popular soaps. A perfect combination in any form. The lemongrass is from Lebermuth and the ginger from Rainbow Meadow.
I had made so much soap that when I got to this batch I was just plain tired so instead of trying for a nice swirl. Which I have problems doing anyway, I just tossed it all together. But I sort of like the way it looks and may keep that look. It is made with Sweet Basil essential oil from Essential Wholesale and Lime essential oil. What a dramatic combination!
On December 27, 2008 I was fortunate enough to have this soap featured in The Soap Log as it's "Soap Of The Day." So it must be given a mention here in my blog. It reminds me of the time I was a teenager and was allowed to have my first cup of coffee (drenched with milk) or what I would call a Latte today. And everyday, except Saturday, there would be a pot of hot grits cooking on the stove. Thanks to Kelly from Southern Soapers for the wonderful Cuban Coffee fragrance.