Although I really don't have the time to spare, I just had to drop in to say hello and to let you know I really miss you. Sorry I've been unable to post and/or visit these several days, but I'm soooo behind in getting everything done. I really pushing myself trying to make my quotas and deadlines, and having to work alone this year and with being concerned too with my aunt, I'm having a very difficult time. I'm tired but I do have a few moments where I really enjoy the challenge of getting through all this.
I've got all my soap poured and it's setting right now in a cool place in the basement. Once it's set, I can cut and shrink wrap it. I will snap some pictures once it's ready so that you can see. In the meantime, while waiting to do that, I've been busy on the other toiletries I have to do.
I started out trying to take pictures for you as I go, but as the time gets nearer to getting everything ready, I'm not finding much time to stop and take pictures right now. I would like, while I'm taking this moment, to share with you some of the pictures I have managed to "squeeze" in:
Here are just 2 of the bags filled with the bottles, jars, etc. I have to fill with toiletries:
This picture is where I started pulling out and organizing some of the ingredients I use in my toiletries: essential and fragrance oils, unrefined/refined shea, mango, and cocoa butters, vitamin E, Glycerin, sweet almond oil, etc. These is just some of what I pulled off my shelves to get started.
I make everything in separate batches according to the different essential/fragrance oils being used. The perfumes and body oils are colored according to their different scents. Here is a batch of lotion I'm whipping up:
To assure everything stays clean and sanitary, before capping all the bottles and jars, I first make certain it's sealed.
After the containers are filled and secure, I get the labels ready to label them. Here're some items ready to be labeled:
Here's an order that's labeled. This is part of an order for linen sprays. This person is giving each of his favorite customers s a personalized bottle -- 31 bottles!!! Whty am I not somebody's favorite customer?!!! LOL!
I'm going to keep this unopened one for myself!!!
Well, I've got to get back; I've got so much to do in so little time!!! Sorry I don't have the time to visit with you all right now but, as much as possible, I'll try to keep you posted. And, I'll have pictures of my soap for you as soon as they're ready!
Don't forget, those of you who haven't already done so, I'll be back for the drawing this Friday for the resin pendants; be sure to sign up!!!