Monday, 28 February 2011

Ebb Tide - A Salty Sea Soap

I wanted to make a salty sailor's soap that smelt of the coast and when the seaweed hit the hot soap in the pan, the whole room smelt of the sea and I knew this could be done.

So this soap is kind of tidal,  with a slightly minty green Spirulina base topped with a creamy white layer,  with natural sea salt and speckled with Bladderwrack seaweed.

As for the fragrance, it's a combination of the seaweed and a mix of essential oils, including  Peppermint and Rosemary, which is also known as 'Mist of the Sea'.  Lovely stuff to use when you'd rather be on a yacht than in the shower.

After all this work, we had a distinctive but still anonymous soap. Then late one night moored between East Mersea and Brightlingsea, and after rowing us back to shore against the ebbing tide,  Noel and Belinda came up with the name.

Mermaids like this soap too.

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