I've been tinkering with fragrances for these soaps I've been making.
The latest is a combination of geranium, frankincense, and grapefruit, with a smidgen of lavander to soften the intensity a bit.
Putting my nose to the test.
I'm selling them for $6.00 on Etsy, or three for $15.00, with a break on the shipping.
I have a bit of a factory going in the guest room, where I put the soaps to cure.
When Mary walked in (she was trying on a dress she wanted me to hem up), she ordered nine soaps on the spot. They'll be ready for her to pick up in about two weeks, in time for Christmas.
When the soap is poured (spooned) into the mold, it's the consitency of soft whipped cream; so it has little puffy mounds.
I Polish the soap with a soft cloth, to smooth out some rough edges.
This is a batch of lavender, frankincense and ginger scented soaps that is ready to go. Ten of these will be delivered to my sister's English friend, who adores this soap and will be giving it to her friends as stocking stuffers.
Tomorrow, I'll start a new batch, with a more manly combination of scents. This time I'll combine eucalyptus, lemon, ginger and bergamot. I woul have used cardamom, but the essential oil is $59.00 an ounce!
These soaps are so soft on the skin and lather up really well. I've refined a recipe that includes olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, and 20% shea butter. Very nourishing...