Unscented 11 June 2016

23 07 2016

I’ve been making the soap in the garage. The kitchen has nice grouted tiles and I’m not inclined to risk them. The garage however is hot and being fully covered is important when making soap. I have made one batch though. Most of it is already claimed though.

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22 05 2016

A couple weekends ago, the plan was to make some coffee soap, but it was not to be. My scale died. Well, here is the new one. It’s very much like the old one but the new model has a 8kg limit instead of 7kg. It has a percentage feature which I imagine I’ll never use. Also, it’s silver instead of black. I’m pleased. I’ve made one batch on it so far, so it’s christened.

If you really like it, it’s $42. I got it here:


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Coffee Soap 21 May 2016

21 05 2016

It’s been a while for various reasons. The plan was to make two batches this weekend but it looks like this will be the only one. Next weekend is Memorial Day. I imagine I can use some of that extra time to make some more.2016-05-22 11.54.02.jpg

Peppermint 20 NOV 015

12 12 2015

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These could be Christmasy. The dragons turned out much better than the lavender ones did.

Lavender 20 NOV 2015

12 12 2015

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The dragons unfortunately turned out rather poorly. The owl and the new dragon however look good.

Lemongrass 1 NOV 2015

28 11 2015

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Things may be slower but I have gotten requests for lemongrass and here they are.

The new dragon and owl molds were a birthday gift from my mother and here they are displayed for the first time. Here’s a close up.

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Frankincense and Myrrh 17 OCT 2015

27 11 2015

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It’s been a long time since I made my last post. A few things happened.

The store that was selling my soap closed, making soap go out the door much more slowly and the remaining stock was back with me.

Our L2 automation engineer at work died. He was well loved and the smartest person in the Hotmill. I’m part of the effort to keep things running without him. That leaves me with less free time and as I’m no longer working rotating shifts, the free time I do have is on weekends when I’m more able to find other people to do things with.

More happily, I bought a house. While I’m very pleased with it, it’s also takes some of my time.

All of this happened within a month’s time. It’s going much more smoothly now but was a bit rough at first. I did make a batch of unscented during the summer for my own use and my Dad’s but didn’t post it. Other than that, this is the first batch since March. I wanted these to give to the choir again for Christmas and for my mother to give to her choir. Most of the old soap is gone or used up now though so I’ll be making some more although at a slower pace going forward.


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