Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hot Hot Hot

Tucson has jumped right into summer. It's been hot hot hot here. Yesterday we hit 105, and today is just a couple of degrees cooler.  Mom and I have to start our morning walk at 7am instead of 8am, because it's already too hot for walking by 8. Dang, I hate getting up early!

To all  my fellow Tucsonians, and other desert dwellers, drink lots of water!

I listed a couple of soaps that are not new, but I have been out of stock for a bit.

Spiced Cinnamon Sandalwood. Did I ever tell you how I came up with the scent for this soap?? Well, I had a fragrance oil called White Spice. Didn't like it, didn't like it at all. It was too sharp, too tangy, too acrid for me. But, I couldn't just toss it! I had purchased a whole pound of it. So, I started doing some fragrance mixing with it. Brought down the sharp and tangy with Sahara Sandalwood, and smoothed it out with Cinnamon Stick. Now, this is one of my most favorite scents! I love this blend!

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And Pineapple Crush. An oldie but a goodie.

These are a couple of soaps I made last week, still in the molds.

They have already been cut and are in the soap room curing away! The top one is Dragons Blood. It has already turned a beautiful deep black. And smells wonderful! The bottom one is a blend of Chai Tea and Black Raspberry. It has deepened to a ruddy brown. The smell is devine! And they are both a fantastic recipe that includes cocoa butter, and wheat germ oil. Your skin will love them! These still need a couple more weeks of cure.

Last week, I made a couple of ankle bracelets. These were fun to make. They are all completely adjustable. Just clasp the lobster claw to any of the jumprings! All metal is sterling silver.

This one is Green and Blue Turquoise from the Kingman mine here in Arizona.

Capri Blue Swarovski Crystals ... so pretty, so sparkly!

1 comment:

Anne-Marie said...

Yikes, that is hot! I'm super glad we live here in the Pacific Northwest where we are lucky if our temperature get into the 80's!

Those soaps look fabulous, I love the colors.