Monday, July 25, 2011
I know all of you out there in blog land think only the best of me and that sharing something about myself which is not so flattering could be detrimental to your delicate constitutions but the fact is...
I sometimes get angry.
Last night was one of those times. Wish I could tell you my anger was related to unfair treatment of a minority or abuse of a child but no. Its much more selfish than that. I was just angry because I felt mistreated. You know, wronged. There you have it.
I was in fact soooo angry I felt like...like...LIKE....LIKE...But I didn't.
Instead I made soap. Now, I have made emotional happy soap before and sad boo hoo snot all over my face soap before but this is my first you-have-really-ticked-me-off-soap. I was up until 0200 with this angry and unattractive side of meself.
I started with my new supply of Maddar Root Powder from Botanie Soap. http://www.botaniesoap.com Even alone in the bag the stuff smelled very yummy and sensual. You know how you do after having one of those mud fights with Aidan Quinn ? Yeah, like that. I added a little of my oil mix to make it more blendable, then got to work. I've been playing with Rice Bran Oil in place of Olive Oil lately and diggin' the results. Also enjoying the addition of Mango Butter as well.
After lye was calibrated and mixed with water, oils were melted and blended, I did a little Top Note, Middle Note, Base Note Internet research. I came up with a Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Cassia mix. Oh my oh my. Smelled like heaven was located in a huge Grapefruit-Cinnamon-Orange plantation. Then I started playing with the Maddar Root oil. No, I have no idea what Maddar root powder is. Maybe YOU could look something up for once.
Sorry, angry soap making farmwife talking.
After a very light trace I poured a cups worth into a bowl adding just a splash of the EO's and a smidgen of the Maddar Root Oil. Mixed, set aside. Poured some more. Added MORE color and MORE of the EO's and set aside. And so on and so on then I started the layering.
I'm not good at layering. I always get too hot.
In between a couple of the layers I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar. It was closer to me than the cocoa.
When all was said and done I wrapped it in a towel and set it aside to gel. 60 seconds later I unwrapped it. What if it heats too much and cracks ? What if it only partially gels ? What if I forget I put it on the floor, see the towel in the am, yank it off the floor grumbling at the thoughtless yahoo who left another towel on the floor and fling my new soap violently through the air causing it to splatter all over the walls leaving huge oil stains and causing the first person we show the house to NOT to buy it ?!?!
Yeah. What if THAT happens ?
I rewrapped it. It came out fine. The finest soap I have ever made.
I may need to change my soap label to Angry Midlife Farmwife if this keeps up. Speaking of new label, here it is.