After our beautiful day goofing off yesterday, the piper had to be paid!
There were a couple of orders waiting to be filled and after pulling them from the shelves, we saw all the empty spots and realized there was a soaping extravaganza in the very near future - like today!
So, while Tina wrapped soaps for the orders, I made four batches of soap.
These are the soaps, neatly put away for the night in their molds. I made Lily of the Valley, Wise Woman, Seize the Day and Honey & Oats. Tomorrow, they will be unmolded, then cut and trimmed.
The shop is always permeated with the combined fragrances of all the soaps, but on soaping days, it is even stronger - yum!
Tina has had a project going for the last couple of months. Since we don't scrape the pot because the last bits of soap will not mix into the regular soap and may cause discolored spots. She was alarmed by all the soap that was scraped out of the soaping pot and into the trash.
She lined a small mold and when we were finished with a batch, she would then scrape it into the mold. If there were scraps after cutting and trimming, they were added to the mold. Eventually the mold was filled and the picture to the right was the result. Pretty colorful, huh? We have a new one going now and we can't wait to see the results. We're calling it "Wacky Soap".
So, tomorrow, the latest edition of The Essential Herbal will be hot off the presses and so I will be with Tina getting it sealed, stamped and in the mail. Can't wait to see the finished product. Each issue just seems to get better.
Sometime between now and Sunday, I hope to get my groceries for Easter Dinner!