I'm up early and working hard already. Now, I actually slept until 9 AM last Saturday-really. Me. I did. I may have actually slept longer but my husband got me up. It was freaky. He was up at 7 and I slept in. Of course last Friday night i was up until midnight and last night i was so tired I went to bed by 10. That's ok-I have orders and truly Bluegrass needs Herbal Healing Balms so I am getting some work done.
I am also working on some perfumes again. I had gotten some Mimosa Floral wax a couple months ago and decided to extract it pure grain to see if I could get a good extract and i strained it this morning. It turned out really nice. I'm adding it to a perfume I made a couple weeks ago-Yuzu with a touch of Jasmine. If you've never experienced Yuzu then you simply have to get some. It's Japanese grapefruit and this perfume smells delicious-so vibrant and lively. Hands down the greatest citrus oil I've ever used-yup, even better than Bergamot. I want to do perfume blends for each of the 4 seasons and this will be my Summer blend. Here's what I'm thinking on the rest...........
SPRING-Cassie absolute and Lavender absolute for sure. Probably Oakmoss as the base note. This will have a soft green floral aroma and a green color.
FALL-I want to go deep earthy on this one. Patchouli, Vetiver, Amber maybe with a touch of sweet or bitter orange.
WINTER-I want this to be a resin based meditative blend to honor the winter holidays. Frankincense, Myrrh and Balsam Tolu. This will also give a sweet spicy scent reminiscent of Chrism.
I also have some balsam Tolu resin being extracted in oil and some being extracted in alcohol.
I'll be on a listing frenzy for the weekend too. I may even get some listings up in my aromatics store, which I have neglected. I have 3 new fragrance oils to list there. Nearly Nude-I am madly in love with this one. It's a soft, powdery musk and makes a beautiful, clear cologne. Misltetoe Kiss-this is meant to be a Christmas scent but I think it makes a nice masculine year round scent. A friend of mine at work bought a bottle of this in a foaming hand soap for the bathroom and I'm still using it. It's nice and green. Monkey Farts-I made some hand soap from a sample of this I got and my daughter and her friends have gone insane over it. It has a fruity scent-bananas, pineapple, etc.
I have found a secret way to make soap quickly too which I will keep to myself. But I will also be listing some soaps-African Black Soap, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE and some goats milk soap.