So, we've sadly reached the end of our six pack of beer (hic!).
Given I'm Irish, I figured it'd be almost unpatriotic of me not to make something with Guinness. So I did! And here is Black Magic Nectar... I used the Guinness for the water portion of the soap and added tussah silk to it (of course, I couldn't soap without silk could I?). I wanted a nice black soap with a nice white top so I basically made two soaps... the largest amount for the Guinness and the small amount I made with just water and coloured with a little titanium dioxide.
The soap is made with Dead Sea Mud, Activated Charcoal, Kaolin Clay, Colloidal
Oatmeal & Pure Silk. It's fragranced with a smooth, woody fragrance with
top notes of orange and lemon, blended with black pepper and rosemary
on a base of clove, jasmine, woods, patchouli, musk and amber. Smells
Well actually, why am I telling you when I can show you? I did a Making Of and a Cutting video for this soap so watch and see what I did next.....
Making Of... Video
Cutting Of... Video
So, here are the final images for the soap ... I am really really happy with this, it's going to be one totally incredible soap for your skin and, oh my word, does it smell SO GOOD!
This is available on pre-order now if you'd like to reserve one, check out the website at http://www.iamhandmade.com/ourshop/prod_2010492-Black-Magic-Nectar-PreOrder-Cure-Date-6-June.html.
Huge thanks to Titch at www.facebook.com/takenbytitch for her video and photography work - she's a total gem! Make sure to like her page!