I made up another batch of soap on Wednesday, I wanted a Christmassy one, with the smells of Christmas and the colours of Christmas. I was hoping the soap would be a bit richer in the red colour, but never mind. I used a red oxide instead of clay, but found the colour wasn't really that different to when I use just the clay. I used patchouli, peppermint and cinnamon leaf essential oils in the soap. The peppermint is quite strong, but blends in well with the other scents. I am going to gift wrap some for gifts for Christmas.