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29.4.14

'Springfeel'- cocoa butter, pure silk soap

Дали имате поленскa алергија во пролет?
Ако имате, сега слободно можете да уживате во мирисот на липата, без страв од кивавица, мокар нос и пецкање во грло.
Секако, и ако спаѓате во оние кои немаат проблем со алергии, и вие можете да се препуштете на свеж, слаткаст, оригинален мирис на липа во цветање.
Заборавете ги сите мириси на липа кои досега сте ги помирисале, на ефтини шампони за коса, кои само се бледа копија на права липа. Со овој мирис ќе се осетите како да липата ви расте во домот. Прав, оригинален мирис.



Сапунот е правен со додаток на свинска маст, бидејќи таа дава неверојатно мазан сапун, кој просто лизга низ вашата кожа. Со другите основни масла, со 40% маслиново и луксузни какао путер и чиста свила, направивме сапун кој одлично ќе одговара на сите со сува кожа, као и на сите лубители на овој мајски мирис.
Под притисок на модeрна маркетиншка пропаганда, свинската маст е неоправдано потценета и се заборава да се и ден денас користи како база за многу природни мелеми (а ја има и во комерцијалните)
Врвот на сапунот, кој не ми се допадна и го направив таласаст. Грешка?

Побрзајте да го најдете сапунот во шопот на Фејсбук страницата, додека е актуелна сезона на овој преубав полетен мирис. И додека сапунот го има на залиха.

Имајте убава работна недела!




Состав / Ingredients: Сапонифицирани масла/ Saponified oils - Maслиново масло (Sodium olivate), Кокосово (Sodium Cocoate), Палмино (Sodium palmate), Рицинусово (Sodium Castorate), Какао путер (Sodium Cocoa butterate), Свинкса маст (lard), природни пигменти (pigments), премиум козметички мирис (fragrance), природна свила (silk)


Linden Blossom's coming to meet the spring. If it still plans to come at all?
I like to play with words and many of you know my tendency to make up new (even) English words. If it's meaningful, sounds good and everyone understands it, that's enough for me to say it aloud. At least, it's funny.
 'Springfeel'  is one of those words. It firstly reminded me of The Simpsons and their Springfield, which was also great name for this soap, but I rather sticked with my 'Springfeel'- it's one word, everyone knows what it means and no one will think of The Simpsons. Period.



The simple droplet technique, done with six colours (three greens and three yellows) always looks effective and so time saving. 
Monica, this one is for you. Some time ago, Monica didn't believe I could mess up my soap top. 
You may have noticed that the top on the picure above doesn't look the same as the actual soap top. As if it were another soap. Well, it is not. 

I made some swirls on the top and suddenly it seemed over-swirled, so I didn't like it any more. Then, I decided to do the textured top, which I did, but then, the first version seemed to be prettier. On these pictures you can see more of soda ash, then the top itself, what is not that bad, after all. :-)





After these pictures had been already taken, I took another ones, this time with tops steamed and clean and it's not that bad as I had previously expected. Yet, I still think the first, swirled top was prettier.

This is only the third time I used lard. Lard is excellent replacement for palm oil, if you don't mind its animal origin.
Lard gives a silky,smooth texture to the soap and, when balanced  well with another oils, is actually very nice ingredient. Due to modern marketing advertising nowadays, lard is unjustifiable undervalued. I'm using it sparingly, but yet, I can see the difference. 
If you're not a vegan and have no ethical issues with it, you should try lard in soap.

Hope you have started a successful and cheerful week!

25 comments:

  1. I like the name Springfeel. Did you use Linden Blossom as your fragrance? I don't know how it smells but it sounds lovely.
    I use the droplet technique quite often for precisely the reasons you wrote.
    Regarding soap tops, I find myself spending too much time swirling or texturizing. A lot of times it would have looked better if I worked on it minimally. But it's so much fun to play! :D
    Is lard readily available in your place? No one sells lard here, I have to render it myself. I tried it last year but I am finding the process of rendering fat too tedious and there is always that risk of having a porky smell. Otherwise, lard is great in soap.

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    1. Yes Silvia, it was Linden Blossom. It really smells like the real thing.
      Lard is pretty common fat used here. Much less than it used to be in our mothers' or grannies' years, but you can still find families in the countryside who raise farm animals, for their own needs. I think it can also be found in supemarkets, but mine is domestic. Yes, you're right, it's very tedious, I would never try to render it on my own.
      And finally, no, smell of soap has absolutely has nothing to do with pigs, at least no, when used at lower percentage.

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  2. The look is very spring-like, so name fits it perfectly! :)

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    1. Thanks Signe, I try to be original,when it comes to naming my soaps

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  3. Oh, Maja, what a lovely name for such a delicate soap! Love it's greeny spring touch!

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  4. I love lard & tallow, both in soap and in food! hahaha It seems like we were visited by the same spring muse lately... Love the design!

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    1. You see! This one was made a month and half ago, before I left Skopje last month, and before you published your yellow-green soap.
      Unlike you, I'm not lard (no to mention tallow) fan, when it comes to food, but now it tuns out it's much healthier than the regular sunflower oil we use for cooking.
      Thanks Ksenija, always good to hear from you!

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  5. So beautiful! And the name is just perfect :)

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    1. Thanks Renata, I'm glad that you like it!

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  6. Beautiful soap, Maja! It looks like spring, and I'll bet it smells like spring, too. The swirls are so pretty - I like how you used three shades of both the yellow and the green. Great job!

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  7. Thanks,Jenny. Shades are so delicate, that you really need to take a goooood look to find them. But, yes, three yellows and three greens!

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  8. I love the name Maja, you have an amazing talent for naming things. And maybe I'm just blind/hopeless you choose the phrase, but I think all your photos of the soaps looks beautiful and not messed up in the slightest.

    I think lard is a great soap ingredient in that if an animal is being slaughtered, then that's making good use of the animal. I would love to one day try my hand at making CP soap with lard.

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    1. Thanks Monica, you always have comforting words, but I messed it up. Only, I didn't take photos when it was wet and now, being cured, is not that bad.
      I really think I'm good in naming things (not humble at all), I just might open a consulting agency,lol! (I have read about some US girl who did and she's making good money,actually)

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    2. Yes, go try your hand at cp! I think you will find it fun and exciting! Can't wait the day!

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    3. I think it's a great idea Maja! It's difficult to think up good names and you think about all the paint colours and cosmetics where they come up with all these names for colours that most of us would never think of. Or even more related, names for the scents we use. You could totally do it and do very well.

      I will try making CP soaps as soon as I buy a replacement for my stick blender. :)

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    4. Hmmmm, you'll make me think seriously about the agency, ;- )

      Go get this blender, you already know everything you need about cp to enjoy the fun!

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    5. If you start your own agency, we can say we knew Maja when she first got started. I'd love to know someone famous. ;)

      You need to kick my proverbial butt more often, I definitely need it.

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    6. Hahaha, ME, A STAR!!!???
      Ok, kicking your butt,get a blender now!

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  9. Super su ti sare ispale I verujem da je ovo jos jedan u nizu luksuznih DIVA sapuna! Mast ne koristim za izradu sapuna mada stvarno nisam od onih koji imaju neki eticki problem sa tim sastojkom. Kod mene se vise radilo o tome da ne mogu da pronadjem bas dobru, domacu mast. Tek nedavno, kada smo naleteli na jednu farmu u blizini Nisa, uspeli smo da pazarimo stvarno kvalitetnu mast. Sad je ponovo uvodim za pripremu jela a videcu, mozda I neki sapun uskoro napravim :)

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    1. Ja sam mast vidjala po supermarketima po Nisu, verujem da je dobra za sapun. Ja je ne koistim u ishrani, ali sve vise ljudi joj se vraca. Probaj je i u sapunu, stvarno daje svilenkast dodir i glatkocu sapunu. Ja je koristim bas malo (ovde je 10%), i to se oseti. Hvala ti Goco, uvek imas lepe reci za moj rad!

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  10. Gorgeous colors. Looks great =)

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie, always good to hear from you!

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  11. I love this soap, it turned out gorgeous and I love the name! We used to have a Linden tree in the front yard of our last house, but it attracted bees and wasps like crazy...we would have to take a run under it with the mower to get through the swarms! It's a shame because it was such a beautiful tree.

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    1. Yeah really and not to mention shade during the summer months. But, on the other hand, bees and specially wasps are not sweet to have them around. Maybe to plant another one, less attractive to the insects?

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