The sugar cube scrubs are single use soap cubes with added skin conditioning oil and sugar, plus some essential oils. They are a dream to rub all over the skin, the sugar gently exfoliating dead skin and the oil leaving the skin soft and smooth, while the soap also cleans. These should be fun to make.
I have been doing a small batch of soap every two nights. Tonight was a tallow bar with skin soothing additives and a fresh scent of White Thyme, Lavender and Cedarwood – simply divine. This soap went into some of my lovely individual molds, as it will be a very hard bar and quite hard to cut when it is ready. I always wear long rubber gloves and protective glasses or goggles when I am making soap, even though I have been doing it a long time. It only takes one very simply accident that could result in a lye burn. I have never had a real lye burn and would never like to. It eats the skin and the meat if not neutralized and flushed immediately and even then, will do damage. It is simply not worth taking a risk.
The event will take place in Derwent, a small town about 40 minutes from Elk Point. It is the 8th show there and is very well known, so there should be plenty of folks to sample the wares. Moose Hills Inn will also have a banner and some brochures if I get my butt into gear and design them. They do not take long to ship after that. The business cards and post cards are already here.
This is going to be my maybe tenth try at selling home made soap and stuff in this area. There are lots of soap makers now, but only a handful of us are really and truly natural and I think I might be the only one who does any organics at all. The labeling takes longer than making any products. I only have a black and white laser printer, so the vintage theme will work nicely with the lack of colour.
If you are in the area, mark the date on your calendar: April 8, Derwent. I do hope to see you there!