Just when I was getting into the soap making groove I ran out of an essential ingredient. There are some things you can substitute and somethings you can't so everything came to a crashing halt yesterday. I did get the barely there scented Goat's Milk and Honey soap finished. It looks promising.
I also managed to squeak out a Coconut Cream loaf. This one is made with coconut milk and mango butter. It doesn't exactly smell like coconut but it does smell good.
I needed to do a better inventory before I ordered my last shipment of supplies. You'd think with all this stuff I would have everything I need but no. In my last order I forgot my palm flakes. With all my soft butters and oils you really need hard palm flakes to give you a bar that lathers and lasts. I placed an order for some but who knows if anything will ever get here again. Things are bleak.
I also have to take extra care with all my protective gear. I won't be getting anymore of this anytime soon that's for sure.
Ditto for my face shield. Mine is broken and cracked. I was going to order a new shield ages ago but never did. That'll teach me. I'm treating it like it's made of gold at the moment and feeling guilty. I am sure there are first responders out there who would be grateful for even a broken one.
I may not be making soap right now but I am still wrapping the spring batch. If and when I get that order there's going to be a lot more soap that needs a new home for all those hands that need washing. I don't think we'll ever look at soap or hand washing the same way again.