Sometimes life has a way of wrapping itself around me and knocking me on my keester (is that even a real word?). I've got a bunch of soaps coming... just... it'll be a bit. Honey Pear has been hard to keep on the shelf, along with Naked Man. But they'll be back in stock soon!! Scouts honor! Cross my heart and hope to die and all that!
Hi. My name is Ana and I'm a coffee addict. Well, I was! That is until coffee and I had a falling out over a small issue of digestion, whereupon I swore off coffee and it sentenced me to worshiping at the porcelain queen for a full day, accompanied by a migraine that would make Thor cry. I have yet to decide who won that round.
Even though I no longer drink it, I still find coffee useful. I use it in my soap! Here's what it brings... Coffee strips odors off your skin. Gently. Fish, onions, garlic, even gasoline are all conquered by coffee, although I admit, when I spilled gasoline on my hands while playing with the lawn mower, I was sincerely skeptical. I reeked! It did take a couple of returns to the sink and soap, but it did work. Amazing!
The soap I make has no added fragrance. That would be counter-whatever... you know. Anyway, it does have coffee grounds and ground luffa for scrubbiness, so if you're mitts are especially grungy (expected when you're cooking!), this cuts right through the goo, and you're clean in no time. I've also designed this recipe with an excess of fats so it doesn't dry your skin. It's a dense bar that lasts a long, long time. Enjoy!!
AnaBanana, the recovering coffee addict.
I've been working on a special order for a soap that combined both a masculine and feminine fragrance and had colors to match a book cover. Chocolate Sandalwood has both elements ~ chocolate for the ladies and sandalwood for the gents. The combination is out of this world, btw, if you haven't already tried it. I settled on a graduated color pour with a dash of red toward the top. Then, just by a happy chance, my middle daughter picked some violets for me and made a lovely chain, which I couldn't resist adding to the photo. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out. They're finished with packaging in a cello bag with a sticker on the front that has the book cover on it. It looks fabulous, darlings! Fabulous!
AnaBananananana.... dang... when do I stop with the "nanana's?"
Ana lives in a desert in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming with her husband, a ginger-headed daughter, a son, and stinky dog Ana loves creating stuff and sharing her creations. Alas, she's not so great at writing in third person. Ah, well...