mid summer suds…

August already, why doesn’t winter fly by the same way summer seems to? Finally got out to explore and search for some Herkimer Diamonds. We all had a blast looking, it helped that we actually found some. We are having fun discovering the many wonders of upstate NY.

Of course after all this play, it is time to get back to soap at Bale and Twine… Sweet Lavender and Citrus Peppermint aromas fill the space. I made a few molded soaps along with the bars. The trick is to pour the molds first before the soap firms up.

Sweet Lavender, on the right, is a blend of Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang and Black Pepper essential oils. Citrus Peppermint, on the left,  blends Orange, Lime, Litsea Cubeba and Peppermint essential oils with ground oatmeal.

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