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CaraBou

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Made last weekend, the first soap in my new house (I think I've found all of my supplies now - yay!). Somehow gravitated to tints and shades of green, then a few more earth tones in attempt to balance. The colors remind me of the Alaskan tundra (which I miss dearly), but the swirls are a little too busy.

Spirulina, green & red clays, TD, AC. Herbal EO mix of basil, mint and bergamot.

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Welcome back CaraBou. Hope you are enjoying your new house. I love the colors and swirls
 

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I know you're not big on too much action but I love it! I hope you will eventually come to love your current location almost as much as Alaska although I doubt any place will ever win you as completely.
 

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Oh Carabou it's beautiful! So nice to see you back here. Congrats on the new house!
 

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Carabou, would like to hear about your geographical back story b/c I have not been here long enough to know it (although have a feeling I am going to like you), but that is one pretty soap.
 

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I love this. And I'm thinking your EO blend will compliment it well. 10 colors - wow!
 

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Thanks guys, especially for the welcome back. That's mostly why I posted, just to jump back in again after being absorbed by my move back down and the brand new job.

As for 10 colors, it sounds funny, but I finally wasn't scared. newbie always makes it look easy -- so why not try?? Plus the new house came with dixie cups, oddly enough! Trick is, I thought, to work at emulsion or a very light trace. And I just gotta say: clean-up is a breeze!
 

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Nice to see you back:) Those are really nice natural colors and I really like the random swirls.
 

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Welcome back to SMF and the lower 48, CaraBou! Your soap looks just lovely and the scent blend sounds perfect for your color palette. Beautifully done!
 

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That's absolutely stunning! I love the stark contrast of the black to the subtle swirls of earthy colors. Welcome back CaraBou!
 

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