I sorely underestimated how much effort it would take to get my business supplies re-organized and also sort through to find all of the expired ingredients. My oh my was that an eye-watering exercise. I honestly never knew that scents could seem to ferment. *laugh* It is really nice to have an organized cabinet with a complete inventory list of what I have (I finally got smart enough to do that *rolling eyes*), and I’m about to receive an order of supplies of my best FOs to get the ball rolling again.
In the meantime I’ve worked on the basics on some new recipes and am super excited to try a few out. I’ve also been working on trying to figure out photo props and backgrounds for certain items, like Swamp Slime. I’m not the kind of girl that has a high “ick” factor when it comes to touching things, so I don’t have gooey and gross things laying around. I’m debating using some samples of shampoo that L will be testing for me, dyeing them neon green, and pouring some on my soap cutting mat around the finished product (or product up on a shot glass out of the much LOL), so I know I have a sterile base and he won’t care if I scoop it back up and bottle it for him. I also can’t decide on what scent to use for “spray the bitch away”. L came up with some fun ideas, but they were stinky, and I just don’t think that’s a real selling point unless it’s being given to the offender. *cracking up* I’m think of maybe something refreshing, like a light fruity scent, to cleanse the air of her existence. *grin* I was a little concerned at first with that duplicating a concept I had for toilet spray (you know, the spray before you go type), but then I realized having one recipe that could work for two products wasn’t actually a bad thing. Very practical, for once.
After sanitizing every item I actually got up some energy to make a gift and prepare ingredients to soap while I’m up overnight. I’m working on a base recipe for a conditioning shampoo, so I can offer a combo of products all in the same scent (took me long enough, right?! *laugh*). So batch 1 is a gift and so far the product itself is holding up well, but I need to see how it is in action, and I can’t condition my hair unless I want to look like I have Kid Rock’s locks within a few hours. Meh. *grin* As to the soap, I have everything ready to go, except I had to wait for some beer to go flat. So hard not to call a party foul on myself and super hard not to take a sip, but it’s my last day on my antibiotics, so I have behaved. Just a note, a shot glass of beer going flat looks a lot like a small urine sample that got left on your kitchen counter. It is…unsettling. *grin* This will be my first time soaping with a liquid ingredient outside of the soap ingredients, like glycerin, so we shall see how batch 1 of Zombie Stout soap comes out. *nervous smile* ‘Cause, you know, it’ll either go just fine or be a spectacular disaster, since that’s the way I work. I thought of doing a swirl soap, but I think I’m going to mostly do a naturally beer-gold base and then a separate layer of white fake foam head, although it make just end up being blobbed around into waves with a knife instead of aerating the soap, since the I’m nervous enough about the addition of liquid to the soap. And, if I feel up to it after that, a few special soaps that are near and dear to me right now that I’ll share with pics when I can get to them. Setting a backdrop for the pic will be the easy part of the Zombie Stout, if it works, since making product requires shot glasses and the like. Nothing gruesome for this one, but lots of fun, gruesome ones to come, I assure you. Mawahahaha. 😉