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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Farmers Market here I come!

I need to make an attempt to get ahead of making Goat Milk soap in order to take some to the Farmers Market downtown this summer. It was something I wanted to do last summer, but time got away from me.

Friday, was my first soap batch I have made in a while. That was a green swirl mica with the fragrance of grapefruit and earth musk. It's a light scent but I am afraid I like the grapefruit scent alot and need to experiment with some other fragrance oils.

Monday I made a Purple swirl with the scents of Tea Tree oil and Sweetgrass. This one is very nice and reminds me of eucalyptus. Soothing scent and not too strong.

Tonites batch was an Apricot swirl but I did not have any grapeseed oil so substituted sweet almond oil. I need to note that this oil combination had a pearl shimmer when mixing and am anxious to see how it feels to bathe with. Very luxurious looking and smoother texture than the others at trace. The fragrance used in this soap was Energy and Soapy Clean. Smells like Irish Spring to me, but its always a little strong at first and by the 4th week these soaps cure to a nice mild scent.

I will try to make several more batches this week. I have some new mica colorings coming in a couple of days and although I will stick with the swirl technique it seems those are the first ones people grab. Seems that pretty sells!!


  1. WOW, nice job. But I hear you with time getting away from you, I always have so many things I want to do and end up doing nothing lol.

  2. Grapefruit...yum!!! I have never tried goats milk soap (nor have I heard of it for that matter until Mom had mentioned you had made it). Too bad I don't live closer to purchase some off you at the Farmer's Market! :) They sure look pretty!

  3. Great, hope you have BIG sales. Wish I could smell 'em.

  4. I have no doubt that you are going to sell out of your soaps at the market! :) Watch out because once the word gets out how wonderful your soaps are you are going to one busy gal!!

  5. I have to admit, that when I looked at the third image, I thought "mmmm, apricot cheesecake" Maybe that is a scent you should try. I've always said that I love cheesecake so much that I could roll in it (then again, maybe I am living to closely with my dog and picked up that whole rolling in smells thing)

  6. Fun, fun, fun! People will LOVE your soap!! It's most awesome!! And pretty to boot! Did you have to commit to every week for the Farmer's Market in your area?