Boy, for one crazy minute there while pondering how to get done everything that needs doing this year, I decided to give up on soap-making.
That was scary! I am so enamored with hand-milling olive oil soap, it made me kindof bummed that it was gone. Soap takes about a month to fully dry and cure though, so I have to plan out my soaping schedule in advance to make sure it gets fit in.
And I can only make so much, so I have to limit my choice of blends.
the definites for this year are:
Rose, with Rose petals, Marshmallow root, and Geranium essential oil
Lavender, with Lavender flowers, White (Kaolin) Clay, and Lavender essential oil
Lemongrass, with Lemongrass, Coconut Milk, and Lemongrass essential oil
Sage, with Garden Sage, White Sage, French Green Clay, and Sage and Lavender essential oils
Calendula, with Calendula petals, Oatmeal, and Tangerine essential oil
Elderflower, with Elderflower blossoms, Mango Butter, and Palmarosa essential oil
Linden, with Linden flowers and leaves, Green Tea, and Ylang Ylang essential oil
maybe Lettuce or Cucumber or Seaweed? Something green….
“Wild Carrot” is a notable omission as it’s one I’ve always made (fresh carrots with the scent of (Wild) Carrot Seed essential oil- love it!), but I thought I’d take a break to give me the chance to try something different.
Have I missed any of your favorites?