Monthly Archives: February 2012

What’s cooking now?

Ok, so my conscience couldn’t let me take his beer and make soap that day.  Of course, I found other ways to satisfy the soaping urge.  My lightbulb moment came when I remembered that I had some new colors still to play with and melt and pour soap base patiently waiting for attention.  Lucky day!

I tried my mettle against a new salt scrub recipe- it won but I vowed a rematch on another day.  I got a beautiful blue color out of that attempt and a new favorite rain scent, so it wasn’t a waste at all!  I also played more with swirling and got a great flame look in the Indonesian Teakwood bars.  Will post pictures as soon as my uploader cooperates again.

There is also a Texas Suds in the making for the guys.  Should be ready in a few weeks and promise to keep you posted!

Happy Washing!

Dorothy

Cauldron Bubble

It’s a wonderfully rainy day here in my neck of the woods.  Looking outside since before dawn, I’ve enjoyed a beautiful lightning show and heard raindrops bouncing off my roof.  Peaceful bliss as I daydream of a spring garden in my now weed-filled garden box.  I picture fresh green shoots pushing their way up; maybe some lavender again, lemon verbena, rosemary, cilantro.  Ahhh, spring is on its way.  Too wet to paint house today so my mind wanders…

In the back of my mind though arises soapy thoughts.  Those lovely garden plans would be great whipped up into some soaps like I’d been planning for the spring.  Fresh lavender?  Rosemary infused oils?  Oh yeah- now I’m getting even more excited!!  So I give the storm one last salute as I race into the kitchen for my soap pot and stick blenders.  Momma’s gonna make some more soap today- yee haw!  Grab the oils, contemplate if there’s enough beer in the fridge for me to snag some of his and make that beer soap again.  Probably would be noticed with Super Bowl tomorrow so add beer to grocery list to replace the two I just took.  Colors?!?!  I just got some more colors to play with.  The family sees the soap pot and supplies on the counter, that mad scientist look in my eyes, and just smile at me.  Hope your weekend is as great as mine looks to be!

Happy Washing!

Dorothy