Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Gardener's Hand Soap
Time to bring back my Gardener's Hand Soap! Actually, I'm a bit late this year, what with all the website and label "tweaking". Go figure.
This year I've given it a new essential oil combo: Orange-Bay-Lemongrass, that I'm hoping will have appeal for both sexes. It's great as a "shop soap" too, for mechanics and anyone who's hands get really dirty in the course of a hard-working day.
Happily, I made some more soap yesterday as well. Lavender-Oatmeal and Orange-Mint are insulated and "resting", I can't wait to un-mold them.
I made a batch of bath salts yesterday, as "teacher gifts" for the end of school.
I have to tell you that I love a combination that I used: Ylang Ylang & Sweet Orange ...yummy! It so inspired me that I'm going to do a soap to match today! I'm sure someone somewhere has done it before, but it's new to me and feels very fresh and fun.
One of the things that I love most about soap making is the creativity. New combinations of essential oils and other ingredients really keep the process exciting. The possibilities are endless! I'm anxiously awaiting my Madder Root and Alkanet! Jen from Jenora Soaps has been an inspiration to try natural colorants, as well as the lovely soaps on NaKIN . I just love what these ladies have done with color, while keeping things natural! If you haven't seen their work, you simply must take a peek!