base, sweet almond oil, oatmeal, lavender (lavendula augustifolia)
When I first got into soap making, I tried making a more complicated
recipe involving adding oil and other ingredients then whisking
to mix it in. The result was supposed to be a harder "hand
milled" soap. My attempt, however, resulted in a soap that
never hardened and was light and fluffy. Since I didn't want to
waste all that soap, I experimented by melting some glycerin base
and adding some of the soft soap to it. The result is this beautiful
bar of soap that naturally forms a white layer on the top. All the
oatmeal sinks to the bottom and the middle is a nice soft beige
color. The lavender scent makes it a wonderful indulgence.
Once I had used up the original mistake soap, I then had to re-create
the mistake in order to make more. The re-creation did harden (top
right in the picture), but the end result is the same. This soap
is included in the Guilty Pleasures because of the time involved
in making it.
I call this one Goddess as I used the same combo (oatmeal and lavender)
when I did a soap making demo for a getaway attended by members
of my sister's group, Spiritual Goddess Gathering. Everyone in the
group loved the combo and agreed it was "fit for a Goddess"
(although some Gods like it too!).