The mysterious affair of the brown Rumex soap...
So I did. But it didn't. Still stuck in the thinking that yellow and pink somehow go together I threw on some dried calendula and calluna, with a bit of yarrow. It probably looks better on the brown background than it would on the intended pink, but I will not be repeating that combination any time soon. I scented it with Bensoin, Sweet Orange and Geranium. Tha was a nice combination, which I might repeat. The Soap was Olive oil, Coconut oil, Soy bean oil and Cocoa Butter.
I love the brown color though. It's just really nice. I sometimes forget how nice brown can be, I tend to think of it as a dull color, but it is so useful. And lots of things that I like are brown. Linnen is mostly brown. Most of the eyeshadows that I can use without looking ridiculous are brown and eiderdown id brown. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I saw somewhere that the way to recognize Eiderdown is that it is always white. That is nonsense. The female Eiderducks are brown and therefore the down can only be brown.
I've been cleaning the Eiderdown myself. I found out that if I have it cleaned by machine I will only get about 20% out of it. That is an average number and it could be more or it could be less. But I think that the process the down goes through in the machines is bound to waste some down. It basically means that my 3 kilos would only yield 600 grams, and that isn't enough for a duvet for me. I was hoping to get 40% by hand cleaning, but I think that is a bit optimistic. I have now cleaned just over 70 grams. So 7% of the duvet done. Oh, well. Some things are worth waiting for.