Wait…You bought plastic boxes for your essential oils and they just happen to come with chocolate in them? I might need to get me some of those boxes!My humble EO collection in a new outfit.
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Classification according to the top/heart/base notes (or, rather, soprano/alto/bass notes, with a nod to @Zing ), was easy, yet intriguing (literature work). But I've thought for quite some time how to store/present them in a sensible way (I'm tired of lifting each bottle every time and read its label – but I still want to keep the set mobile). I found these clear T&S plastic boxes, and put the EO bottles in there, together with a coloured “label” for easy locating (sorry, synaesthets). If I stay modest (don't exceed the 20 mL bottle size), I might squeeze up to 14 bottles into each box.
Though, combinatorics tell me that, with the things I already have, one bass note, 1…3 heart notes, and 1…2 top notes, already make 3444 possibilities to compose blends – not to mention proportions . That should keep my nose busy for awhile…
The three boxes fit perfectly into that tin. However, unless I (or someone else) come up with a more clever idea, I have to set it tilted to one side, so that the EO bottles don' tip over when not full. Probably easiest is to just buy more EOs and stuff the boxes .
Exactly what happened to by rainbow soap last week. But it does still look very cool - just don't ever mention a thin blue line and no-one will be any the wiser.Thin blue line soap FAIL! If I wasn’t trying to achieve a specific design, I would think these looked cool. I didn’t add any essential oil to the blue layer because I was afraid it was going to discolor, and it would not set up! I knew it wasn’t working as I was pouring the top layer.
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Awwww what a beautiful story.I volunteer at a therapy facility and one of the moms came up to me and asked if she could please have some more of that soap I gave out last week. She said it was the first time her daughter hadn't screamed during bathtime about her eczema- and that she actually wanted to take a bath and bathed herself with it all week. She made my day. Boxing up more soap for her now ...
What a great idea!
You just hush now!! I know you didn't get the result you wanted, but this is super cool and pterodactylesque ! I really like minimalist designs and this is so good. I would be happy to take your entire failed batch -- want my address?Thin blue line soap FAIL! If I wasn’t trying to achieve a specific design, I would think these looked cool. I didn’t add any essential oil to the blue layer because I was afraid it was going to discolor, and it would not set up! I knew it wasn’t working as I was pouring the top layer.
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Okay. Just stop already!! I so want to eat that and you are just being a total tease....
Hoo boy! I am taard!! I just finished a soaping session. It's a complicated design (for me anyways) and Lord only knows what the cut will look like. I used a new recipe and it took forever to trace so of course now I'm doubting myself. I was splattering all over the place and this new tall and skinny mold is a challenge to work with - it's like trying to pour into an eye of a needle! I normally wash my non-lye-contact dishes immediately but they are just going to have to wait. G'night, soap peeps!
They do smell divine! I used the “Wake the Dead” blend from EO Calc Wake the Dead » EO Calc - Essential Oil CalculatorYou just hush now!! I know you didn't get the result you wanted, but this is super cool and tetradactylesque! I really like minimalist designs and this is so good. I would be happy to take your entire failed batch -- want my address?
I'm currently rethinking if I really shouldn't better come visit you (to clean your oven window). Will accept faux ice cream as remuneration.
All of my soap, except my salt soap, has grass fed beef tallow. And, I’ve made some sheep tallow soap with fat I cleaned off of a batch of bone broth. And, I make cleaned bacon fat soap. But, this is the first wild game I’m going to try! I love tallow in soap!! I bet your goat soap is going to be great!!
Cut my Kawakawa and Aloe soap. I’m very happy with this batch. It looks a lot nicer than the previous batch I made. I used a tiger strip pour technique. I infused OO with the Kawakawa and then blitzed the bejeezus out of it, thus reducing the dried Kawakawa to fine wee specks which you can see in the soap.
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Kawakawa is a native plant used in ‘Rongoaa’ which is the traditional healing system of the Maori. It is highly prized for its medicinal qualities.