Thursday, 15 October 2009

Cranberry Lemon Zest Soap

This has to be the best soap I've made yet. And I actually thought it was a dud, needing to be thrown out, or at the very least only good enough for my family to use.


But I was wrong -


I rebatched soap and added both lemon zest, as well as tittebær (which is the Norwegian cousin of the North American [and possibly British for all I know] Cranberry).


I was so excited as to how this soap would turn out that I did not sleep so well the night after I made it.... and it was a long day before I could unwrap my goodies the next evening.


Here is how the soap looked before I took it out of its mold.




And here is a nice side angle:


It is difficult to see from the above picture, but the soap directly around the cranberries became very gummy in consistence. It was melted-cheese-like in consistence and stretched out into the air when I pulled the plastic away from it. This was a bit disappointing for me and it was here that I thought I had had my first major failure. Failures and me do not go well together. I tend not to be so easy on myself.

But I thought I would at least give the soap a few weeks to dry. Even now one and a half weeks later, all ares of the soap is really hard in texture. Now that was very cool.

Here are some more shots of the soap at different angles.....


It reminds me of a white Christmas cake I saw pictures of one time in a cook book.... long ago in my childhood. I never knew what that cake was made of, and I've never seen anything like it since. But it looked as good as this.



Mmmmmmm........

It just makes you want to eat it right up, doesn't it?

9 comments:

Gila said...

Definitely looks too yummy! Great work!

ingermaaike said...

Looks fantastic indeed! Were the tyttebaer dried or fresh? Do they add and extra abrasive effect? Or is it just pretty?

ana carina said...

Oh I just want to eat it!!! Looks great! All of them (on the other posts) do! Can't wait for you to list them :) I've been waiting for a euro soap supplier for some time now :)

nanouke

Emily said...

Mmmm, that looks so yummy! My mouth is totally watering! What extraordinary soap!

matchstickgirl said...

i so need to eat that its too dangerous

i would be in the shower biting the soap

Kuutydruk said...

Yamm, it looks like a cranberry-white chocolate cake!

karuski said...

Lovely soaps! Is tyttebaer the same as lingonberry in English? That's a good oxidant!

ira said...

are you sure that is soap Nicole? more like cake to me:)))

Swiedebie said...

My... the soap looks delicious!!