Normally on a Monday I showcase an existing product. Not today.
Normally in a Product Monday article I talk about soap or lotion that contains goat milk. Not today.
I am busy with holiday sales. You would think I would stick to the basics since I am in the busy season. No. This girl needs to have fun!
I made two batches of clean laundry goat milk soap on Saturday, still to be cut. I made wine soap Sunday morning!
I had to share with you a glimpse of the fresh batch of wine soap as I poured it into the mold. Pretty, huh? It could have passed for chocolate soap!
It has been 6 years since I’ve drummed up a batch of non-milk soap. I could not find good information on how to make wine soap so I calculated and proceeded with caution. I’ve read horror stories about wine soap concoctions erupting and overheating. Sugar content would be the culprit.
The results were good.
I originally used a Tuscan wine fragrance. I liked the fragrance, however, I picked up on a slight perfume overtone. So, I remembered a 1/2 bottle of merlot that was going to go to waste. I added the wine to the recipe as well as the fragrance. Wow, does it smell wonderful! The wine coloring that I intended was overran by the color from the wine and lye (brown). We shall see what transpires as it “ages” (cures). Along with the extra dobs of shea butter that I always add to my soaps, it ought to be a soap to treasure!
Fun…and even the pots and pans from the batch were a joy to wash. They smelled wonderful!
Enjoy your Monday!