|Hot Process Soap Colored with Madder Root Powder|
So far behind in all things soap. Planning for lots of visitors this weekend kept me away from usual farm stuff. Earlier this week realized I was very low on my supply (Thank you Farm Store and email customers!) and had our Open Farm Day coming up so pulled out the crock pots and starting whipping up some Hot Process Bars. Had a ball making a Zebra bar with black charcoal and scented with Anise EO.
No. There are no pics. My new Nikon is still at the repair store. They said 2-3 weeks. It has been 10 days. Makes me crazy, had no idea how dependent on was on pointing and shooting until the device was ripped from my neck.
|I love it when people "distress" their wood projects. Our whole farm is distressed.|
After the Zebra thingy, I made HP Patchouli, Calendula and a Lavender of course. Had friend Zan who was staying with us the last couple nights, help me label it all. Made 47 bars in all and sold 40 of them. Zan trying to talk me into the ETSY deal but I'm not ready for that. How about you other soap makers. Do you do ETSY? Has it been a good experience? Would love your input.
|Hot Process Bar colored with Alkanet |
powder and scented with Lavender EO
Also way way behind on Amy Wardens soap challenge. Made it the first 3 weeks , now two weeks behind or is it three? But the way I figure it all I have to do to catch up is make a frosted beer bar scented with a custom blend of Guinness and Pineapple EO's with a salt block chaser and I'll be in grand shape with the rest of the group!
Oh, special thanks to the group of 5 from Green Grocer who made the two hour trek south from Chicago to see our farm today. Cassie Green and her husband Gary, the owners are so amazing. Not only do they look for good food for a good value to stock their wonderful neighborhood grocery, they take the time and effort to get to know their farmers. Before Cassie would even consider stocking our meat in store freezer she wanted to know how our animals were fed, raised and butchered. Most groceries just want to know how much our meat is going to cost them.
It was great fun showing them the farm, the piglets, the peacock,the donkey, the dog. And even though the day was cool and windy they seemed to have a good time too. Of course no pics to show you, but really they were here!
Until I get my Nikon back, here are some old HP soaps I made awhile back.
Enjoy. Now, here is to a slower week. Please and thank you.