So I changed my plan for today and restocked Lucky. Mainly because I'm all out and ended up giving it all away last time before I could put up the Etsy listing, and also because I'm out of lye until the UPS man comes. And olive oil. And I just bought more olive oil yesterday? Quel dommage!!
I still have a bit of Vanilla Oak left and I have no idea what to do, scheme-wise, for Sweet Meyer Lemon. Maybe purple, green, and yellow? With my new swirly tools? We'll see once the lye come and the olive oil fairy makes an appearance.
Today I also made fizzy bubble bath cupcakes. I have some Cinnamon Cranberry Fizzy Bubble Bath Cupcakes listed in the shop right now, however I just received a sample of lemon cake fragrance in the Great Fragrance Oil Haul of 2014, so I figured why not make more cupcakes?
Yes, they are on top of frozen chicken and in and amongst frozen veg. I find if I put them in the freezer they tend to hold together better and the "frosting" is less likely to roll off the side and flop down flat. Flopped-down flat cupcake frosting is *not* attractive, it is just sad. They'll come out of the freezer soon. Then they will take part in a photo shoot and be tucked away in boxes, waiting for the day they can bubble and fizz their way to providing you with a delicious, refreshing, bubbly bathing experience =)
And, because I love pictures of pretty soap, is a picture of the Lucky batch.
It gave me a bit of trouble (thickened up like it was it's job before I even added the fragrance oil), but I think it was because I went crazy with the stick blender. It was a big batch, what can I say. I wanted to make sure it was mixed completely. This is made with my favorite mica, Cellini Blue. It's supposed to turn purple, but it's looking kind of mauve-y right now. Either way, I think it's pretty!
I am a terrible blogger. For reals. It has been about 15
years, give or take, since my last post and there is absolutely no excuse!!
None at all, I say.
One could argue that
I have been busy, however I have weekends off, and if I have time to explore
aliens and werewolves in The Sims 2, I could probably set aside some time for
soap. I’ve been making soap. I’ve been making it like a mad woman. My kitchen
is full of it. My soaping room is full of it. Yes! I have about a half of a room
dedicated to soap making!! Woohoo!! I’ve launched the Etsy store,
I have a Facebook page that I keep updated, and I talk about soap to anyone who
will listen, however the sitting down and typing out a blog post just hasn’t
One could argue I type all day at work (one does not get
reimbursed by MaineCare if one does not write progress notes). I drive a long
way to work and back. One could argue many things, however they are all
excuses. And the fact remains that soap is far more than a hobby for me, and if
it means so much to me, I need to make the effort to share this soapy adoration
with the world.
So without further ado: the remake of Verbena and Lemon with
my handy-dandy hand-made swirly contraptions!!
Said swirler thingymadendums
And the premiere of my men’s
line: A Well Respected Man.
I think Sweet Myer Lemon is on deck for tomorrow, and maybe
Vanilla Oak, too. And printer ink. I’ve redesigned my packaging (*again*) and
need ink if I’m ever going to print the blasted labels out and package like the mad woman that I am =)