In my abandonment of all things blog, I stopped posting new soaps quite a while ago. The obession, however, continues. Particularly as I have more virgin coconut oil than I know what to do with.
The backstory is this: About a year ago, I came across a Craig’s List post for really cheap VCO, contacted the seller … and then never did anything about it. About a month ago, she contacted me and said she was giving it to me. She’s up in Lynnwood; it was as good an excuse as any to hit the Korean Spa. Plus, if the oil turned out to be rancid or something, I wouldn’t be bitter about the drive. To be completely and totally honest, I can’t quite tell whether it’s rancid or not. It could be on the edge … or it could be just very strong smelling … or it could be on the edge … You get the point.
However, it soaps just dandily.
And I have been soaping just dandily too. Behold! A drawer of beauty!
Among other, older soaps that I can’t remember what’s in them, we’ve got:
Coffee Rose (rose fragrance & coffee butter)
Rosemary, ylang ylang & basil
Ahoy Matey fragrance (this is a dupe of Acqua di Sale that smells exactly like the original–I love it)
Ylang & vetiver
Patchouli, ylang, pepper, palmarose & pine
Citrus & anise
Melted dragon’s blood resin with palmarose, copaiba balsam & amrys
Carnation blend (ylang, clove & black pepper)
Rose and oakmoss
And that’s not all … oh no … that’s just what is CURED.
Here’s what’s curing now:
May chang & laurel
Springerle (butter CO2, anise, benzoin resin & clove)
A weird canteloupe fragrance that I got in a fit of reminiscencing about some body wash I used to love; alas, it’s retch-worthy.
Cocoa absolute & peppermint
Something … I can’t remember
Clary sage, ylang, vetiver & violet leaf absolute
I know there are a couple people to whom I promised to send soap and never did. Mea culpa! I promise this time. Remind me. Or if you just want some. And I know you. That would seem obvious, but apparently not.