But not today.
Today is a day for simple. You know what's simple? Soap. Soap is oil and lye and water, and this and that, and BAM! Pretty and usable things come out of it. I love making soap. It is relaxing and fun and kinda frustrating too. It's a good mix that keeps me on my toes.
I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I make soap to sell at a local shop. I did a spring "line", and now I'm up to summer, and it's been going like hotcakes. I just finished up the summer soaps, and I thought I'd share them with you before they go out the door and are never seen again. (Don't mind the little edges and such--I'm still cleaning up the bars.)
First up, Blueberry Verbena. It's pretty straightforward, I just love the colors of it. So pretty!
Then, Hibiscus. I just really wanted to do PINK.
White Ginger and Amber. I tried to make it look like beach glass and a beachball. It worked pretty well.
I also did a few batches for my brother and his fiancée. They are:
Sparkling Mojito (and I think I found a new way to make pretty inside swirls)
Pink Pepperberry. Again with the whole pink thing. I think it must be this room.
And for my husband? Bay Rum. And no pink.
However, while I was working on this, I realized "Hey, I have goat milk", so yep, I'm going to do some goat milk soaps. But I have decided to do it with essential oils and natural herbs and colorings. Colored soap is beautiful, but there's a lot of beauty in the simple, herbal soaps too. I might even say that I like them more (but don't tell the other soap--I wouldn't want it to feel bad).
Today is the last day of school, and the day before Lilly's due date. It will be a busy one, I think. Enjoy your summer solstice, everyone. Remember to keep it simple!