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Brenda
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I wanted to make a spice bar, but didn't have an FO that I liked for it, so I concocted a blend of cardamom FO, cinnamon and nutmeg EOs, a little bay rum FO, and a dash of egyptian spice FO - the cardamom being the predominant scent. The bay rum and the egyptian spice give it a nice bottom note or "grunt" as my husband so delicately puts it. :rolleyes2 So far I'm really liking the scent. Here's how they turned out:

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A cocoa butter (deoderized) heavy recipe colored with a little black cherry mica, swirled with a little gold mica, and stamped (that's a lot of work - now I remember why I don't stamp too often!) :)

I know I've been posting a lot (my apologies), but no one has "stopped me" yet! I've enough olive oil for one more soap, before I take a break from my soap pot. Don't know what to do yet, but thinking about a layered soap with white on the outside and color in the middle....

Thanks for checking out my soap! :)

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Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! :smiley2:

Can you enlighten me on the stamping? (not that I could actually do it, LOL)

e

Sure you could! Although fussy, it's easy. At first I tried loading the stamp with mica, but that wasn't enough to even notice on this soap. So then I stamped them, took a soft artist's brush and dusted the indentation with gold mica, and then a very narrow flat bristle brush and brushed the surface of the leaf edges with black cherry mica. After the first one I thought, "What a great idea!" After the tenth one I thought, "Well, this is taking a long time..." and by the twentieth bar I thought, "I could just leave the rest blank!" :undecided But reason prevailed and I finished the lot of 32 bars. I stamped these right after I cut them because they have a high cocoa butter content and it was hard to get a decent impression of the leaf even then.

Happy stamping, e! :)

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After the first one I thought, "What a great idea!" After the tenth one I thought, "Well, this is taking a long time..." and by the twentieth bar I thought, "I could just leave the rest blank!" :undecided But reason prevailed and I finished the lot of 32 bars.

Sounds like fun. :shocked2:

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