Annatto - A silky ray of sunshine in the middle of winter
|I dug out my tablecloths to use at the wedding, so I have|
rediscovered their beauty even if I hardly ever use them.
I bought the lamp shades for an old and rather ugly
light fixture but they were the wrong size. Typical.
This soap also has silk fiber. I just had to try that after Hellen at Strenua Inertia gave me that tip. I have quite a bit of silk left over from sewing the wedding dress and pulling a few threads is very easy. I can't wait for this one to be ready, I've never tried silk soap.
The scent is the classic combo, ylang ylang and orange essential oils and I put dried flowers on top to pretty it up. It hardly needs it though. The colour is lovely, the scent is to die for and I have high hopes for this one in the skin caressing department.
The recipe was a simple but trusted 40-30-20-10
Olive oil 40% 200g / 7.0oz
Coconut oil 30% 150g / 5.3oz
Lard 20% 100g / 3.5oz
Cocoa butter 10% 50g / 1.8oz
Water 30% 150g / 5.3 oz
Lye 72g / 2.5 oz
I used about one tablespoon of Annatto infused oil and put some silk tread into the lye.
This soft yellow colour is the same as the colour of the sky this afternoon, just before the sun set. It was absolutely beautiful. We are having dry and cold weather now and it is so nice to have clear skies and sun, even if it is only for at few hours. I love this time of year, the advent starts on Sunday and I have bought everything I need for the advent wreath which I make every Christmas. So making that and baking some cookies is the plan for this weekend.