This Chocolate Mint Soap is so wonderful on a couple different levels. I created this with vegetable shortening, coconut oil, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, peppermint essential oil, and cocoa powder for color. The chocolate smell cannot withstand the saponification process, but the cocoa gives a wonderfully rich brown color. I was so delighted when I cut into this bar to find what I am calling “angels wings” although my husband thinks it looks more like a whale’s tale. Either way, I used a very simple and basic hanger swirl to achieve this as I was playing with technique. The peppermint essential oil is bright and wonderful and will be a wonderful note to help wake you up in the morning.