Pretty In Pink

As I continue to poke around through my fragrance remnants and rejects, I tripped across a duplicate of Pink Sugar.  So many of my fellow soapmakers have used it and love it, talking about what a great seller it is for them.  I took one whiff, and deemed it way too sweet for my personal taste, but I don’t love everything I make, and neither do my customers.  Everyone has their own preferences, so, with that in mind, I went ahead and soaped it.

Sweet and pink, Pretty in Pink emerged as the ultimate feminine treat.  Perfectly suitable for both big and little girls alike, the scent is a blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel, and raspberries with base notes of warm musk.  What a lovely combination!  Tart and sweet, cool and warm, light and heavy.  It all comes together in a beautifully blended whole.

Pretty In Pink Soap
Pretty In Pink soap is all feminine bathing enjoyment

Don’t you just LOVE that?  I expected this soap to turn chocolate brown where it wasn’t pink or white, and instead it stayed a creamy tan.  The pink swirls are bright and sparkly from mica, and the top is a blend of my own liquid soap and melt & pour base, whipped with mica and topped with Himalayan pink salt.  The soap itself is a total skin treat containing rich coconut milk for a creamy, silky lather that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple, never tight and dry.  (I pilfered a bar for my own shower, so I know first-hand just how awesome this soap is.)  While this fragrance will likely never become a personal favorite of mine, I do enjoy how the scent mellowed and warmed in the soapmaking process; the musk came out more.  You can pick up your own bar of this special edition soap by clicking here, but quantities are very limited.

What sorts of scents do you like to use?  Would you use something so feminine, or do you prefer a different genre of fragrance?

Pink Sugar – a New Special Edition Soap

Just gotta soap.  That’s my personal justification for making a new soap out of a fragrance that simply doesn’t rock my world when I have a whole slew of “must-makes” on my dry-erase board.  Sure, sometimes I get tired of soaping the same ol’ things, so I succumb to the urge to whip up something different and fun.  From that urge came my newest special edition soap, Pink Sugar.  This delightfully, totally girly soap is bathing bliss with a blend of some of the greatest soapmaking oils and lusciously rich coconut milk.  I topped it with sparkly soap frosting and Himalayan pink salt.

Pink Sugar Soap Loaf
My Pink Sugar Soap freshly poured into the mould

This is that same wonderful girly goodness sliced.  Unfortunately, some of the salt fell off, but the inside is so pretty.  I expect the white parts to turn very brown because of the vanillin content in the fragrance, which will leave me with a brown and sparkly, hot pink swirled soap.  How pretty will that be!

Pink Sugar Soap
Eight delightful little bars of Pink Sugar Soap

These will be all ready for your blissful bathing enjoyment in around three weeks.  I bet you know someone who would appreciate such a girly, fun soap.