Supplies are due to arrive tomorrow for a couple of other requests recently received – thank you Facebook! – so it looks like Thursday will be a soapy fun day. Wish it could be tomorrow after everything arrives, but the timing is bad. UPS is rarely consistant in their arrival time. Sometimes it’s 9:30 am, while other days it’s as late as 7:30 at night! So, tomorrow will be a receiving day, and household tasks. But there are some wonderful fragrance oils in one of these orders. In addition to a straight forward patchouli fo, there also White Tea & Ginger, White Peach and Silk Blossoms, Torrential Rains, and Beach Bum. This last one is an attempt at finding a suitable replacement for my long time favorite, Beachcomber. I don’t have any info on the notes that were in Beachcomber, so I don’t know if it’s a good swap or not. I’m still mouring the loss. Painful! That one smelled fabulous! Made me weak in the knees.
White Tea & Ginger has some wonderful layers to it including one of my favorites – bergamot. Then there’s White Peach & Silk Blossoms which has the sweet subtle notes of peony. Beach Bum is my candidate for replacing Beachcomber with notes of jasmine, and last but not least the Torrential Rains with jasmine. These are not all of the notes they have, just the ones that strike my fancy strongest and leaves their proprietary blends composition safe. If you’re interested in these fragrances, please feel free to visit their site at www.naturesgardencandles.com where you’ll find these plus of host of hundreds of other items to make the most glorious soaps your skin’s ever had the pleasure of experiencing, candles, diffusers, and so much more. A wonderful site! While we’re talking shopping sites, there’s another one that I found before any other site for soap making supplies – Wholesale Supplies Plus. www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com carries everything you need to get started from the ground up including loads of links and helpful guidance to start your own business or protect the one you’ve already started. Their forum is one of the best and friendliest you’ll ever find. I love spending time in there discussing all different methods of soap making from Melt & Pour, Hot Process, Cold Process, CPOP, to other bath & body items like lotions, lip balms, body butter, lotion bars, etc. There’ s something in there for every soaper or bath & body crafter.