I was describing how I make soap to one of my graphic arts instructors. He said, "Man, it sounds like a science experiment!" It does, too. Safety equipment, precise measurements of ingredients, exothermic reactions. It's all there and way cool.
I've been putting all this equipment to good use, too. Coming up next is Pineapple Cilantro & Valencia Orange and Lemon Zinger. Both smell fab. Ahhhhh....
I used some gold mica to make the yellow color here. It's amazing while wet, and I wish I could keep the transparency that wet soap has, but that's an entirely different chemical reaction. So I take pictures and just enjoy the moment.
You should smell my kitchen! So good!
This one's the Pineapple Cilantro & Valencia Orange. I just close my eyes and breathe deeply.
The Lemon Zinger is amazing too. Again, I used gold mica to make swirls, and they are beautiful while wet, not as dramatic when fully cured. The fragrance is pure summertime ~ lemonade and a touch of sandalwood. It sounds weird, I know, but it works! This is probably going to be a favorite for me this summer.
Just don't tell the other soaps...they think they're the favorite, which they are, just not today.
With spring acting like spring for once (I say that because in Wyoming, spring tends to be a bit muddled - mostly it's winter with a tease of warmer weather), I've been thinking about weddings and spring flowers and wanting to add something new to my products line in both fragrance and content.
Today, in the soap pot, I've got two lovely fragrances. One is Honey Pear, which is delightful, fresh, has a touch of melons, green apples, pear, and definitely honey. I like it a lot. A whole lot! And I've put it in a new soap recipe using goat milk.
Goat milk is mild, soothing, and wonderful to your skin. It's different enough that you'll notice the very first time you use it. It makes a great soap for your face, too.
My second new and old theme in the soap pot today is a coconut milk soap fragranced with lilac. It smells like spring here!
Both soaps are lightly fragranced, good for your skin, and lovely. They'll be ready in about three weeks.
If you're planning a wedding and would like something unusual for your wedding favors, think about some custom-made handcrafted soaps! Let me know here.
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...