Monday, April 16, 2012

Soap for Hubby

Yesterday I wanted to do a quick and fun soap project.  So I made some soap for Hubby.  Nothing fancy here.  Just some glycerin soap base with color and fragrance added.

Since I first started making soap, Hubby has used the glycerin soaps that I make from the premium melt and pour bases by Bramble Berry.  The first time he used the soap, he noticed that his skin was less dry.  He has been a fan ever since.

I was a big glycerin soap fan until I made my first batch of soap from scratch.  Now I much prefer the soaps from scratch.  I used to have to use lotion every day to keep my skin from feeling itchy and dry.  Now I hardly ever need it. 

I have friends who tell me that since they started using my soaps from scratch they don’t need much lotion either.  I even take my own soap with me when we travel so I won’t have to use the hotel soaps.  My skin feels softer and cleaner when I use soap from scratch.  And of course I get to decide what goes into it; that’s a plus, too.

Back to Hubby’s soap.  It’s quick and easy to make the glycerin bars for him.  And I don’t have to package them!  I can just toss them into a zipper bag and be done with it.

His favorite scent (meaning my favorite scent for him to use) is Blue Man from Bramble Berry.  I usually make the bars with clear soap, but today I made them with the goat milk base, which is white.  So instead of the usual vibrant blue, the soaps are a softer, muted blue.  I used the same blue colorant for the soaps above and below.  But the soaps above were made with the clear base, and the soaps below were made with the goat milk base. 

Anyway, these should keep him supplied for a while.  When these run out, I’ll happily make some more for him.  That is, unless I convince him to prefer the soap from scratch in the meantime.

Next time I'll show you another soap from scratch that I made recently. 

Thanks for reading! 

8 comments:

  1. It's interesting that you married a man named Hubby. That's very convenient!

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  2. Sounds like I know what to get my hubby (different hubby) for Father's day! ;-)

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    1. Claire - I think you . . . I mean he . . . would really like it.

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  3. I've thought about having some BB's Base on hand for quick soap for kids and our family. Well, I mean the boys. Not me. I have soap from a bunch of different soapers and could probably go a year or more with the stash I have! I only share the ones that I don't like very well or that my youngest sneaks in and uses-like your watermelon/not watermelon soap! :-) It smells devine! I'm bringing it with me Monday so you can tell me the scent that's actually in it! :-)

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    1. The base is fun to use, too. I enjoy doing creative things with it that I can't accomplish with CP. It's great that you such a good stash of soap. Is there such a thing as too much? Hopefully we'll solve the watermelon mystery on Monday :-)

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  4. OH! Forgot to add that I used Blue Man in a cold process soap a few months ago and while I loved the scent, it did not love me. I was sick for 2 days after making it! It mellowed some but I don't know if I will ever buy it again. Maybe make up a stash this summer when I can soap outside! It took me days before I could clean up the soap pots...

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    1. Blue Man is strong. That's quite a reaction you had to it. I plan to make CP with it. I'll take caution on how much FO I use. Maybe I'll keep the vent on just in case. I do love that scent, and would hate for an overdose to make me love it less.

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