Valentines day is just around the corner and while I think it mostly a commercial holiday for retail sales. I still see it as a chance to do something special for my family beyond what I do every day.
I was in the mood to make some lotion bars, and I needed to restock a couple of local stores. Blueberry kept coming to my mind when thinking about a spring scent and even though around here they won’t be in season until late summer…Go figure how my mind works. Maybe I was just hungry for muffins? I added these to the Farm Store
The batch I delivered is already gone from the stores and I need to make more this week. I also have plans to make some of the bergamot and mandarin, and some lilac. I really like these combinations.
Lilac Salt Bars
I also wished for one of my favorite flowers, spring lilacs and wanted a new salt bar for my shower. This is what I ended up with and I’m quite happy with the results. They smell wonderful and the layers of salt give the bar a nice yet soft scrub. Pretty nice on my feet.Lilac Salt Bars
Since I was in the mood I made several batches of shaving soap with some nice bentonite clay I have wanted to try. I have a batch of Chamomile scented with Bergamot and Manderin, a batch lavender and I added some of that great organic lavender I got a few days ago, and a batch of Cottage Rose with ground rose petals.
Look at that beautiful color from the herbs and clay! I made 12 of each and as you can see several have already found new homes. I didn’t even have time to package and label them before they were scooped up.
Note from me: word press is acting funny today so this post isn’t layed out the way I wanted it, hope it still is understandable.