Saturday, November 28, 2015

Life goes on

My husband Jim passed away 9 days ago after a long, 5 year battle with cancer, so there's been so much to deal with besides grieving.

The kitchen is still a mess (old cabinets removed and drywall a mess after some initial plumbing work). The new cabinets have been ready for weeks, but I had to call a halt to everything when Jim's condition took a turn for the worse.

I took advantage of moving sale that Be Scented had, a got a new small order of micas and fragrance oils in the mail yesterday, so I'll get those dated and cataloged and put away after breakfast.

Our son and family surprised me with a visit yesterday after their drive to the mountains to play in the snow, and left with several bars of my Nag Champa soap. Out of the 3 batches I had curing, they all liked the Nag Champa and the Cucumber Melon scent the best.

The Energy Fragrance Oil in my latest soap, seems to have faded after a few weeks. The in the bottle smell was great as well as when the soap was freshly made. I think I used 0.7 in soap calc; but I'll have to double check that, It's a lovely scent, but not something I will use in the future if it's going to fade that much before the soap is even fully cured. That's why I don't like to make a big batch when trying out a new recipe or a new fragrance! I'll have to see what peoples experience is with using it in candles or room sprays, etc.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to read about your husband. Glad you have the support of your family and that you're continuing to re-do your kitchen and create soaps. I'm not a "soaper" ... more a potter who was just looking at info for oxides on your pottery blog and kept following links until I ran across the soap blog. Wishing you all the best.