Friday, June 25, 2010
Okay, so nix the rose soap idea . . .
After sleeping on it, I decided not to make a rose soap. Who is so crazy to add $175 worth of rose absolute to a 3 lb batch of soap? Okay, I am, but I talked myself out of it anyway. Instead I made bath bombs! Rosy rosy bath bombs with a little bit of that rose de mai absolute, some rose damascena absolute, a little ho wood, some white champa leaf and a squirt or two of that handmade rose geranium hydrosol I did a month back. And some Mysore sandalwood . . . Oh, and it's got big coarse pieces of that pink Himalayan salt (in the pic) in it too. I also decided not to sell them. Who'd pay $26 for a bath bomb anyway? Just to make my $$ back, I'd have to charge $13 a bomb. So I'm giving them to my little girl. Maybe one to my son's girlfriend. And one to the lady across the street. But I can't tell you how happy it makes me to create these truly decadent little things, even if all I get out of them is a smile.