It's been a while..again

It's been so long since I've blogged or written much of anything really and I'm not sure where to start. So I've moved twice, stopped making bath and body but started making jewelry! Still working in tax business but enjoying it! My kids have grown and won't stop growing either. Now i'm finally getting back to something I've always enjoyed which is aromatherapy and tarot reading. 

Learning any and all things from making soaps and things will never be forgotten, but creating scents is where I had the most fun! In the beginning my experimenting was basically just mixing them together and if it smelled good then great. I tested them of course and most customers liked the creations! Fragrance oils are easy to mix because they already smell like something, so actually I wasn't creating scents I was merely combining them together. That's a relatively easy process for anyone. Now however, I've been playing around with essential oils and learning all abo…

Rebatch Tutorial

Here are my soaps cut up because I was too tired and hot to grate it. So I cut them up and add only 4tbs of distilled water. This soap was pretty fresh when I ordered it so it only needs a little bit. I order my soaps from She sells the best cold processed soap because her soap is water discounted meaning allowing you to add a small percentage of water. When its time for this soap to cure it will take only two weeks and will be hard and will not shrink.

Here is my soap wrapped up and ready to get into the oven at about 200 degrees. This will cook all together for two hours. Yes I know that's too long well alternately if you don't want to wait, you can put this batch in a microwavable dish with a lid and heat it for 30 second bursts.

Every 1/2 an hour I check on it stirring but not too much so that it doesn't bubble up on me.

Here it is an hour later and getting pretty mushy and stringy. Like mashed potatoes but doesn't taste as good!

After the hour is up …