Saturday is fast approaching with the holiday boutique I will be doing with my daughter. With that deadline only days away my final batches of soap are finally ready to use and in my Etsy shop.
One of the hardest things about making soap for me is the waiting. It takes four weeks for my soap to cure and harden. I was really anticipating this beautiful gray bar, which contains active charcoal. I was worried that the sweet anise I had blended with sweet orange, lavender and vanilla would overpower the mix. I had used only a little but as it sat on the shelf it seemed to be the dominating scent. I was delighted the other morning when I took it in the shower with me and the wonderful smell of sweet oranges with an undertone of vanilla and lavender and just a hint of sweet anise hit me. It was heavenly! I'm tempted to keep it all for myself. So glad I wrote down my blend exactly.