|Sorry about the lack of updates
||[Nov. 28th, 2005|02:26 pm]
Been busy, busy, busy.|
Recent batches: Monoi Gardenia, Rice Flower and Shea, Tahitian Vanilla and Tangerine, tons of product for my wholesale accounts, big batches of Good Morning Sunshine, Wake Up, and Tea Hee.
Running low on Coffee soap, Gardner's soap, and I think both Chocolates may be at the restock point. Crazy! Hooray!
Have tried something different for pot swirling in the last few batches. Been mixing my ultramarines and other pigments in glycerin rather than oil. About a tablespoon of glycerin and an 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon pigment give me a really strong swirl color in a 6 pound batch. I find that a medium trace gives the best results. Then, using a teaspoon, (a real teaspoon, not a measuring teaspoon), I sort of dribble half the pigment on to the soap in a spiral pattern, stir just enough to make a pattern, then add the rest, again in a spiral pattern. Using a rubber scraper, I draw "lines" down and across the pot to distribute the pigment, then pour.
Great results, so far.
And now, orders await, so I'm going to try to convince my little helper to take a nap, then it's back to making stuff. :)