Yo Ho and a Bottle of Rum - Soap

So I don't really even drink, but everyone in the soapmaking Facebook group I'm part of kept raving about rum scented soap. I knew I had to try it, despite cautions that it would accelerate trace (thickening) of the soap and might be hard to use. 

My plan was to do a brown woodgrain pattern, similar to what I do with the grey, barn board pattern, but because I was worried it was going to accelerate, I rushed things and poured it too soon. 

Soap is a science experiment that often results in happy accidents and this was no exception. Instead of getting woodgrain, I got what looks just like a dark, bubbly beverage. Perfect! 

What's better for showcasing rum than pirates? I have no idea, so pirates it was. We dug out some of our Playmobil and Lego collection and set up some situations around a puddle in the farm lane, and a pile of bedding waiting to compost in the garden. 

This was one of the most fun photo shoots I've done. 

If you want to try out this warm, spicy, vibrant fragrance, head over to my soap page and place your order today! 

Use handcrafted soap and you might find yourself getting just as pretty as this mermaid! 

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