That number is a gross exaggeration, of course. I don't know what number batch it is, I never thought to keep count. However, the soap is verrah nice indeed. The scent formulation I used, aged a week, was a combination of frankincense absolute, davana, holy basil, vetyver, mitti and old patchouli. I poured pretty much all of the soap into the mold, reserving about 200 grams for topping, and between the bottom and top portions I applied a generous layer of powdered patchouli leaf. To the topping I added German chamomile and clary sage essential oil. I don't know why. It just felt right. The scent is out of this world. There is an amber-like tonality to it with strokes of earthiness and wisps of air. It's just lovely. Next on the soap roster is a formulation of peppermint, spearmint, and German chamomile with a handful of poppy seeds. And I'm seriously considering making a strong rosemary soap this season as well. Every day on my ride to work in the morning, I brush past a drapery of rosemary that I cannot resist putting my hand into. I arrive at work with the scent of urban garden on my skin, the perfume of the day, and whatever has infused into my clothes through formulation sessions. Running into that rosemary on a daily basis has ingrained its magic into my brain to the point that I think of rosemary soap for at least an hour after arriving at work.
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