Monday, March 16, 2015

More Bramble Berry S.O.A.P. Panel Testing!

Here are 2 more videos documenting this fun experience. Yikes! I have to get use to being recorded! I will have a blog post with all the results when I am done.

Initial Impressions

Bramble Berry 2015 S.O.A.P. Panel Testing Part 2

Also, I am crazy busy making my own soap! Here is a close-up of my newest batch of PDX Carpet soap. It is so pretty. It is amazing where inspiration can come from! I love creativity!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Bramble Berry's 2015 Spring S.O.A.P. Panel, Part 1

Here we go folks! Buckle up and take this ride with me!

I was recently selected to be a member of the 2015 Spring S.O.A.P. Panel. I was beyond thrilled. Woo hoo!

A few days ago, I received my 8 samples (this is like Christmas). They were labeled 1-8, and opening each one and sniffing them for the first time was quite the gift!

In anticipation of this testing, I bought two 4 inch Silicone Loaf Molds . OMG, are they ever cute and the perfect size for test batches. Love them.

I have decided to be very methodical about my testing:
  • I am making this soap using the recipe I make for almost all my soaps, so I know what to expect.
  • I will soap at room temperature.
  • I will leave some of the soap uncolored so I can determine how the fragrance effects the soap color. The bakery scented ones will be free of colorants, because I prefer them that way.
  • I will soap 2 fragrances per session. There are several that smell very similar, so I want to see how they preform against each other.
Please watch this video to see how testing my first 2 fragrances went. These were chocolate scented and fun and easy to work with. 

Thanks and enjoy!