Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Juniper Berry Castiel Soap

I just made a small test batch of Castile soap, which is just olive oil based. I infuse d the olive oil with juniper berries. Castile soap is a nice soap but not as bubbly as the other batches I've made. I want to see how the Juniper berry infusion worked.

Directions after Jump..

Monday, June 17, 2013

Juniper Berry infused Olive Oil

I really liked how the annatto/achiote seed infused olive oil turned out, It turned the soap into a nice bright orange color. (I think it's the color of Mac & Cheese). Anyways I wanted to try something else, so I made some Juniper Berry infused olive oil.
I crushed the Juniper Berries that I had to release the flavor.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Orange Eucalyptus Cold-Process Soap

Orange Eucalyptus Cold-Process Soap
  • Coconut Oil (76°) = 10.56 ounces
  • Vegetable Shortning = 10.56 ounces
  • Olive Oil (Pomance*) = 10.88 ounces
  • Lye = 4.53 ounces
  • Water = 10.56 ounces
  • Valencia Orange Essential Oil = 1/4 tsp
  • Eucalyptus E.O. = 1/4 tsp
  • Lime E.O. = 1/8 tsp

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Washcloth knitting pattern


I love patterns that don't need to be very precise. I was looking for a nice soft washcloth for my face & I tried this pattern from MyJewelThief. I've already made two. One on size 8 needles and another on size 3. 
On Size US 8 needles


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