Yes! I am back again after a sort of an extended leave 🙂
For the past month and a half my life has been consumed with packing and moving. Just the packing alone was a nightmare and then having to figure out how to fit it in your new place had me pretty much pulling off my hair and with a huge headache!
Once in the new place it was just as challenging to find all my soaping supplies. I was having my withdrawals and I was getting pretty grumpy! Then the holidays sneaked up on me and it was a race to wrap stuff up at work and go shopping in preparation for Christmas.
I managed to sign myself up for two craft fairs and ended up dropping out of one. The one that I did participate was pretty fun. It is interesting to see peoples reaction to your soap. I am always a nervous wreck…afraid of what they would say about the designs and fragrances. The feedback was VERY POSITIVE and by the end of the day I had sold about 80% of my stock which was pretty good.
I did find interesting that while I agonize about the ingredients of my recipe, people where not paying attention to the precious oils but instead where gravitating to the colors and fragrance.
Fast forward to soaping time! I finally got the chance to soap 🙂
I was sooooo giddy and happy!!! It did take me a couple of minutes to adjust to my new soaping space. I noticed that I have more space to soap, which its really good since I tend to have all my colors and mixing bowls all around me. At the other place I tended to feel pretty cramped.
I decided to go with “Loving Spell’ from Natures Garden.
tantalizing fragrance oil by Natures Garden composed of sweet bouquet of mandarin orange, bergamot, and tangerine enhanced by hints of fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries on an undertone of white musk.
It’s one of my favorites and has always behaved really well with me. You are probably wondering what happened to the “Holiday Fragrances”…well, I skipped Christmas and went straight to Valentines =)
Here is my Loving Spell soap:
I got a little carried away with the red. I used a droplet swirl and had envisioned more white and gold, versus all the red! But I think its a pretty cool swirl =)