Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Posting Perfumed Soap




The latest batch of soap I spoke of here is taking its sweet a** time curing up. It's still quite soft -- well, the bottom portion is soft, the top portion with the clary and G. cham is solid. I always test run the soap well before I post it for sale, and this one was no different. The lather was spectacular, and more notably, the soap is super moisturizing. I tend to dry skin and this soap didn't give me any of that crackliness I sometimes get from using body soap, even my own at times (alas, the soap did not survive the week as it was too filled with water yet to maintain its shape -- plus my house is overfilled with humans bathing in rotation at the moment). Hitting that perfect balance of moisture is important, and even for a practiced soap maker such as myself, not always attainable when the oils get changed up. I'm rather slow this year getting product up for the holidays. That shouldn't be a surprise to any of my long-time followers as I'm famously unhurried. The new packaging and bottling concept is coming along nicely. I hope to introduce those before the year's end. Again, a spot on business woman would have had that done and done in time for holiday sales, but I've decided that I'm going to cut out impulsiveness and really think things through, use that time that I procrastinate to do other things to actually contemplate future business moves. I'd love to take the next few days off work to create beautifully smelly skin stuff, but I'm booked! I've finally got some kumquats picked and ready for distillation (hydrosols are on the way!) and I've got two soap scent formulations marrying in their bottles as I write this, so two more soaps very soon on the horizon. Perhaps I can squeeze in a session while everyone is napping ... I know, some of you are thinking, what's the big deal? Why can't she just get that soap done and out? Because I time things. I can't have crying babies and barking dogs and people roaming through the house; mouth breathers and 10-year-old spandex clad buttocks shimmying and shaking as the owner of said buttocks stomps through the house on a mission to pee. All that stuff makes me anxious and nervous when I'm hands-on creating. It almost feels like getting caught having sex. Almost :)

2 comments:

  1. I feel you, if i need to make anything i do it early in the morning when they are sleeping or when i am home alone, i can hear myself think.

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  2. I think it takes a certain type of energy to create things that turn out full of intention. If you create when you're agitated and angry, the resulting product or project turns out with that kind of energy infused within them, and people tend to dislike the work. However, if the project is completed while good energy (chimes, singing bowls, humming, chanting) is swirling about, the end result is a thousand times nicer.

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