Monday, August 4, 2008

New Scent List-click to enlarge




Well, I finally took the time to set it up, the scent list for the soaps. Closing the shop and trying to fit a full candle and soap making biz into my lil' kitchen has been quite a job. My pantry is full of 5 gal. buckets of soy butter, palm, coconut and olive oils. Shelves house the dried herbs, tins of lye and molds to hold the soaps, a drying rack to hold the drying cakes of soaps and all the utensils that have to be kept separate from the other soap supplies. My little back porch houses pitchers of soy wax and boxes and boxes of jars.
But just to have the ability to work out of my home makes it worth the effort...no traffic, no driving in the snow, low overhead. Now if Scratchy could just let herself out to pee... Last year after the tornado blew through across the highway from my home, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that morning that I should take her with me to my work an hour away, as I knew storms were forecast. No sooner did I get to work then my daughter called and said a tornado just went by her house and destroyed the city of Fruitland, which is just down the road from me. I knew if it went through Fruitland it went by my house. I have never driven so fast to get home in my life...through the storm that was coming my way...didn't care...family and dog and my lil' pink chateau was all I cared about at the time. This is the first tornado that has hit our city, but my family narrowly missed the destruction by literally feet. The home across the highway from me was torn in half...we were lucky.

So now it's me and the dog running the shop at home and loving it. Now if Fruitland would get their destroyed Post Office built again, I'd be set.

So now you have the story and the list...which means I have my ducks in a row...and you have addictions to feed...yummy hand-did soaps...

9 comments:

Eve said...

I can just smell those! Your home must smell like Heaven.
I'm glad your little dog was alright. I know I love mine and I would head into a storm to rescue him.
I am happy for you, being able to work at home.

Shab-n-Chic said...

Lemon, Mango, Linen, Almond,,probably my top favorites. Monkey Farts? Leave it to Sharon. :) You really are a nut!

High Desert Diva said...

Nothing better than working from home!

Greyscale Territory said...

I have just wandered all the different soaps you have! I had no idea there could be so many different fragrances! I must admit that monkey farts is intriguing, but a little suspect!

Good luck to you in your new ventures from home!

MuseSwings said...

Lovely soap fragrances! My favorites are lemon verbena and lily of the valley. Monkey farts...would that be bananay?
Can you put a scratch and sniff up on your blog, please?
Cynthia

Rosebud Collection said...

So nice to work from home..do your own thing..Glad everything turned out okay when you had the storm..very scary..it sure was close.

Utah Grammie said...

Those scents... I just want eat them up!!
You'll do fabulously! I know it...and I know these things!!
Colleen

Sandra Ree said...

Fresh Cut Grass? Since we're in the landscaping business, I don't think I'll need to buy that one, thank you! lol Thank goodness Mother Nature didn't get a hold of you and your family! Good luck on your business, I'm sure it’s going to smell better than ours! :D

annette said...

Sounds like home is the place to be Sharon, a very close call with the tornado. Those soaps look absolutely divine, shame we aren't closer!!