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.





Pear 9 JAN 2015

25 02 2015

This was asked for by my sister and so it is made.

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Cedarwood 9 JAN 2015

25 02 2015

A trial scent, very woody.

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Ocean Rain 2 JAN 2015

25 02 2015

The color is a little less ocean sun-shower and a bit more ocean storm but the scent is still nice.

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Frankincense and Myrrh – 31 OCT 2014

1 12 2014

I did not make the Siberian fir scent soap for Christmas this year. There’s still a good deal of other soap at the store and I’ve only made the much more popular frankincense and myrrh. There is about seven dozen bars though.2014-11-30 22.19.36





Bergamot & Chamomile 8 OCT 2014

7 11 2014

I’ve used this scent in liquid soap and am very fond of it. Making more than one batch of liquid soap doesn’t make much sense. I can’t use it or get rid of it but I do like this scent and now it’s in bars.

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Gingerbread and spice soap 8 OCT 2014

6 11 2014

A couple years ago, I made some of this and my sister loved it. She asked me to make some more. I said, “sure”. She mentioned it a few more time and each time I said I’d make some more. Well, finally anyway. The previous time, I put ground oatmeal in it but it was the scent she raved about (smells like warm cookies), not the texture. Anyway, I didn’t have any oatmeal handy and I probably wouldn’t eat much of it if I bought a can.

This could be a good Christmas soap.2014-11-06 22.42.55








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