Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Chocolate Soap that Makes You Say Hmmmmm....

Okay, I admit it - I have the North American gene that leads to a great amount of self confidence. I have this nasty habit of believing I can do most things... and if I can't do it, I can learn how to do it. This includes anything from baking bread, learning a second language, and changing the tires on and the oil in my car.


It also includes being a mother, which I knew nothing about before having kids. The irony here being that instead of all the criticism I thought I would receive, I have since found out that most parents are winging it by the seat of their pants anyway.


But every now and then I accomplish something that even impresses myself. It happened again the other day.


I made chocoalte and mint soap. A big leap forward and an even bigger leap of faith from the other soaps I've been making.


The result is this:


As always, the pictures are not perfect. I am using my camera here, but it's on the fritz. However Photoshop helps somewhat.


I made a basic soap batch and split it in two. I then added pure dark cocoa to the one half and lots of natural mint leaves (ground up) to the other.


And then I swirled them together......


The result is a dark heavy cake of soap that looks good enough to eat. Wow - if I didn't know that I was going to get the stomach ache to end all stomach aches....

My husband, who had gotten used to my creative whim quite some time ago, has not once complained that the main floor of our house stinks like a European Confectory Shop.

On the bright side (as if there would be any down side.....), my cravings for chocolate have diminished completely.

Instead I'm walking around on a total high. And while I've always been a home-type person, I must admit I really enjoy being home these days.


Who wouldn't want to change places with me?

8 comments:

Emily said...

That is so pretty and delicious looking! What a fun project! I remember my mom making soap one time when I was little, of course it was the run of the mill white bar kind not super cool and fancy like yours! Well done!
~emily xx

Champagne Works said...

Awesome lady. They look great! The chocolate may stain the bottom of your sinks- though, so watch for that.

matchstickgirl said...

o i absolutely want to eat those ...too dangerous !!!!!

heartshapedcreations said...

Looking preety delicious!!!

ingermaaike said...

Total deliciousness!

Swiedebie said...

They look so yummy, choco and mints are very good mix!

ArtMind said...

I love handmade soap! It's my weak spot! This looks divine! Lucky you! :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

WOW! Looks so yummy!