Monday, April 18, 2011

Lime Basil & Mandarin

Well I haven't been able to get access to the kitchen of late but managed to get up very early on Saturday morning, when everyone else was still asleep, and I had the whole kitchen to mess around in! Yahoooo!

I ran a little poll on Facebook during last week asking what would people like to see me make next and Lime Basil and Mandarin came in with the most votes! So, never one to disappoint, I duly went ahead and soaped it. 

The fragrance is described as a delightful combination of green citrus fresh limes and zesty mandarins leading to herbal notes of basil with warm accord of precious woods and amber - it is a wonderfully fresh, zesty scent and I personally think it's very unisex (my hubby ADORES it and wanted one for himself!). 

I made this with Golden Olive Oil because of it's excellent skin loving qualities, Pure Silk & Cocoa Butter - it is highly skin conditioning and will have lovely bubbles initially leading to a very creamy lather which will feel like lotion on your skin. 

I wanted to try out an In The Pot Swirl and used an orange and green mica swirled into a white base.  The swirl worked really well I think - I just love it!

So ... I duly present to you ... Lime Basil & Mandarin Silk Soap:

Glistening Tops

A stack of soap

Soap slice showing the lovely swirl

Soap tops with lovely swirls

Soap slices all lined up

Lots of lovely swirled glisteny soap!

I really hope you liked the pictures - if you are interested in purchasing, the soap will be fully cured by Monday 30 May and will be on the site then.


  1. So pretty! I love swirling soap in the pot! You never know how it's going to turn out! :) I was just thinking that you could probably make an all-natural version of this fragrance - isn't there such a thing as basil eo?

  2. The tops are so pretty and I like the colours you used.

  3. Joan's GardenApril 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    A very beautiful citrusy looking soap!!

  4. Amy - that's one thing I love about soaping, you have ideas and it's not til you cut it (or open it up) that you see what awaits you.. like unwrapping a present or something!

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments ... Dennise, you can have! LOL

  5. Oh wow Celine, I love the look of this! the colours look fantastic together, I agree totally, just can't wait to cut it to see how it turned out:) just like Christmas, you just don't know if you're going to like it or not.


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