I done made this 'Cyclone' soap yesterday. I didn't have a lot of Juniper oil left, and getting hold of some quickly proved difficult (and expensive), so I tweaked my recipe.
This now has a smidge of black pepper, which is actually quite similar to Juniper in that it has a lot of the same components, which make up the essential oil. I shan't go into the blurb and bore you though.
It smells so so nice. A really light, yet biting scent with an ozonic aroma. I have some available still but was running a little low. I add organic shea to the mix to make it extra good for the skin. To purchase one of the cured bars, click here to buy from FuturePrimitive Soap or click here for Etsy purchasing.
I've been quite busy lately with web orders, which is really great. Thanks to all who have ordered. Your soaps are on their way this week. Whilst packing them up, I thought I'd take a few pics to show the finished articles. I really like the way they look now, though I've been contemplating trying some different coloured strings. I've seen the ones I want, I just gotta go get some. I'm really happy with the new paper. It lets the soap breathe, and keeps them fresher for longer. (God, that sounds like a panty liner ad!).
The picture of the balls is just to show you how nice they look in a pile! Bored again...though not as bored as when I made my spirals!
Today, I had a nightmare with my car. On Friday, I was leaving Cheltenham and as I put my foot down, my car went nuts and decided to shoot off like a rocket, leaving me almost helpless to try to slow it down. Luckily it did, but not without giving me a half heart attack.
I got home in one piece after driving very carefully. All this weekend, it's been fine but I've only been going about 30MPH due to just driving to Tesco etc.
So...this morning, I set off for work and get onto the bypass, put it into 4th gear, then up into 5th and the damn thing does it again! Again, heart pounding like a good 'un, I slow down (just), breathe and think to myself, I'll go to Mums then call the garage and ask them to take a look.
I get to the garage, and my good friend Coley says, 'c'mon let's take it for a spin'. 'Ok, but be careful', says I.
What do you suppose? It doesn't do it does it?! So I now look like a typical dumb woman talking rubbish. We go 70mph, nothing. We go 80mph (hope the police aren't reading this), again nothing.
Coley turns to me and says 'I ain't being funny or nothin' but you don't suppose it could be the mat do you?'. (i did actually think this myself but thought it couldn't be that simple).
Then, it occurred to me...I'd cleaned out my car of crap and debris after going to the tip last week. It was then that I removed the mats, cleaned 'em up and put them back in the other way around.
So...what had been happening was just that. The car only played naughty once my foot pushed the pedal to the metal...and got caught underneath the mat, making the car go crazy, revving at 4ooo revs, and whizzing off like a nutter.
Panic over!....but a warning to all stupid ass women like me all over the world....check the mat before you blame the clutch, engine, brakes, or man.