Monthly Archives: September 2007

Hee Hee! The final pieces fall into place!

I’ve found the final components of my halloween costume. Hooray. Polka dot dress – check (Scarily…from my actual wardrobe and not a costume) Matching shoes – check (Erm, yeah…those too. Actual wardrobe. I’m weird.) Red wig – check Groucho Marx nose/glasses – check Basket of “jewels” – check (well…still at the craft store, but it’s […]

What’s in the soap pot today?

Today I’m making Galilee for the xmas season. It’s a really gentle olive oil based soap scented with Frankincense, Rose of Sharon, Spikenard, Cedar, Myrhh, Hyssop, Cinnamon, Cassia, Calamus, Aloes, Sandalwood, and Styrax. It’s amazing. One of my faves. Because organic full body olive oil is green in cast, I enhanced the natural olive shade […]

Soaping the Soap that is Soapy

I’ve tweaked my frankincense and myrrh blend. I’ve added a hint of vanilla and a touch of sweet orange. It’s amazingly good. Whee! So, that’s what I’m making today. Since the resins tend to make the soap turn anywhere from tan to dark brown, and vanilla always makes things turn brown, I’ve decided to try […]

Soaping the Soap that is Soapy

This week I’ve made more Lemongrass Sage (on sale, btw, at, Fig, and Pearberry.  I’ve just now put a big batch of Sandalwood Vanilla into the molds.  I need to gear up for Xmas shopping, so sometime in the next week I’ll probably do Three Kings soap (Frankincense, Myrrh and gold mica) and Babylonia […]

Wow, how cool is this?

Legend has it that the world’s biggest bible is the work of the Devil. The Codex Gigas (Giant Book), also known as the Devil’s Bible, is the largest medieval manuscript in the world. Housed at the Swedish National Library since the 17th century, it recently returned to the Czech Republic (it originated in a monastery […]