My hobbies have grown so my project list needs categories now, here’s what I’ve got in the works, who knows what I will get to, I should have some free time in a few weeks.
Cold Process Soap Making
Idea: I made a lot of soap last year, I have isolated my favorites and will be recreating some variation of them. All of my soap sold or was given away last year so I only have the newer two that I made in November that were curing at the time I ran out.
- Charcoal soap split (Lavender/Rosemary Soap, Cedar/Bergamot)
- Breton Sea Salt Bar
- Coconut Milk split scent ( hawaiian jasmine, sandalwood)
- Beer Soap (new soap type)
- Shaving Cream (will run out soon)
- Laundry and Dish Soap ( will run out soon)
This is meant to be as a set for holiday presents but it didn’t happen. I will be infusing the black tea into the oils.
- Black Tea & Lavender
- Black Tea & Peppermint
- Black Tea & Bergamot
I might make these with Black Tea Infused Oil as well.
- Apple/Sage Conditioner
- Apple/Sage Lotion
I’m an extreme beginner, I still cant sew a straight line or understand some terms and instructions. The seam ripper is my best friend and I keep stabbing myself with pins and burning myself on the iron… but I have determination.
- Jean Quilt
- Tri-Fold Wallet
- Handmade Paper with Botanical Imbeds
- Hardcover hand made blank journal
- El Pollo Loco Chicken ( pineapple and lime glaze)
- Teriyaki Tofu ( I can’t get it right!! Eventually…)
- Corn Tortillas
It can be agonizing waiting for a package to come in.
So the soaps went fast, I have a few left and I had to order more supplies. Now that I have got the idea of what kind of soaps people are interested in I can focus on making the most popular ones in a larger 4-5ounce sizes.. and requests and such.
I’m also going to make a variety of lotions, I ordered in some 8oz bottles with disk caps. I am now trying to decide what types of lotion to make. I want to have a few fall themed ones in there, I will be making more Coffee Lotion because people really like it, then I will need to start a new batch of Coffee to infuse and I need to decide what kind of coffee I want to get. Also Mango Lotion. I am pretty certain on a Vanilla Rum Lotion. I think I want some sort of a spiced cranberry lotion with oat also and though I haven’t decided other ideas on the table are Valencia Orange and a very lightly scented Geranium Rose blend.
I plan on ordering Peppermint Essential Oil and Cocoa Butter in a couple of weeks as well as 4oz bottles. Then it will be time for lip balms. I have tried a few fragrance oils, some of them are samplers or requests but I prefer to work with essential oils over all.
Also when my package arrives I will have everything I need to make solid deodorant.
My Deep Steep Grapefruit Bergamot body spray is almost empty so I am going to refill the container with my own grapefruit bergamot body spray. I have a Mango Pikake flower body spray but it is too strong, lesson learned, I need to tone it down and I’ve been too distracted by the coffee lotion(I love it) to use many of my other products.
Also I will be making a spicy bay rum scented beard oil for drew.
I had some time for my graphic today, I am not the best at this sort of thing… I’d like to add three small yellow flowers somewhere but I am not exactly skilled with photoshop. This works for now.
I spent a lot of today looking out the window at the trees, I’m pretty allergic to them but they are beautiful… as long as the glass barrier remains closed.