Frankincense and Myrrh 25 March 2013

21 04 2013


31 March 2013: Happy Easter everyone! I’ve been very busy these past few weeks and haven’t made much soap. In fact, this is currently the only batch still curing. The rest are ready and available. I should be able to make some more this week though. Also, I have lots and lots of soap so if you want some, it’s on hand. I’ll probably be making liquid soap this week since I’m actually getting low on that.

Due to popular demand, I have not waited until Christmas to make more frankincense and myrrh. There are about three dozen bars and they’ll be ready around the end of April. Considering all the requests I’ve had for them, they should go fast.

I’ve put a pole in this post. Answers and feedback are appreciated. Of course, if they don’t all disappear, it’s kind of moot.

21 April 2013: These are ready now. I made them before Christmas because I got several requests. Hopefully they go quickly.

I actually have no curing soap right now. Since I have lot’s of bar soap available, I’ve been making liquid soap instead. It is ready in about a week as opposed to the month of curing for bar soap and since I can’t really take a picture of it until it’s ready, I never put it up as curing. The latest liquid soap was Frankincense and Myrrh so if you love the scent, claim some of it too.


Frankincense and Myrrh liquid soap 19 April 2013

21 04 2013

FM-liquid-19apr201321 April 2013: Since I have lots of bar soap (I really need to find a local shop to stock them or something), I’ve been making liquid soap lately. This is Frankincense and Myrrh. It would go nicely with the bar soap of the same scent which is ready now. It was very popular and I got several requests to make more before Christmas so I hope it goes out the door. I hope the liquid goes too.

There are 12 16oz bottles of this. That’s as much of the liquid soap as I can make at one time. More would require an industrial kitchen.

Ocean rain liquid soap 4 April 2013

13 04 2013

image13 April 2013: Ocean Rain scent in a liquid soap.

Shampoo 2 April 2013

5 04 2013

2013-04-02_shampoo5 April 2013: I’ve been working on making shampoo for a while. Before I started making my own soap, I was using Pert Plus and it was fine. After, it started to smell badly like petroleum. I switched to VO5 which was a little better but still not great.

This is finally pretty close to the consistency I want, thin enough to pour but thick enough to hold in my hand long enough to get it into my hair. It seems with liquid soap, I’ll need to carefully figure out the required amount of water to dilute with for each recipe. This is olive, castor, coconut, and jojoba. I need to get some more silk protein, but I can add that at any point so I’ll wait until I’m ready for another order.

bergamot and chamomile liquid 31 march 2013

5 04 2013

2013-03-31_bergamot and chamomile liquid5 March 2013: The bergamot and chamomile liquid soap I made before was very nice so I made some more. This time, I put most of it in a gallon dispenser for refilling.


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