Working on recreating with essential oils, an herb sachet used during the Black Plague. (Well, because working on recreating the black plague would be in bad form.) I’ve gotten one blend back from the chemist, and it’s very, very antibacterial, in fact it’s more antibacterial than most antibacterial products on the consumer shelf. The problem is, it just doesn’t smell right to my nose. It smells “good”…but it doesn’t smell “fantastic”. Fantastic, AND virus killing is what I’m shooting for here. (Do you think “Bring out your dead!” is a bad name? Hee. It’ll fit on the label better than “Look, you’ll be stone dead by Tuesday…)
Tomorrow is “tricky soap” day. I’ve got requests stacked up for Rose and a few Rose blends. I’ve never, ever gotten a rose soap to work and look good. Rose FO is a nightmare to work with, and I just cant’ afford to use Rose Otto in soap. (Because, I don’t know about you…but I don’t know anyone willing to pay $50.00 for a bar of soap, and at $4,000.00 a pound, that’s about how much I’d have to charge.) I have a teeny amount of Otto, and I’m going to save it to use in the Essential Oils line I’m introducing next year. I can barely force myself to open the bottle. I think my first car cost less than this teensy bottle.
So, I’ve planned a small batch of Yellow Rose, and then on the EO side a small batch of Seduction: Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Bergamot, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang Complete. I need to remember to blend the EOs tonight, the scent will be significantly more complex that way.