You've probably caught on by now that I love herbs. One of my favorites is the dandelion. Seriously! It's an herb. And God made them reproduce so abundantly just because they are that good for you (and so you won't even feel the temptation to pilfer your neighbors'.) Take a peek here, here and even here.
So, what better use could there be for my dandelion wine than soap, I ask you?
I don't keep a large inventory of fragrance oils on hand, so my initial dilemma for this challenge was finding the right scent to pair with dandelion wine. Sweetgrass from Nature's Garden was my first choice, but I'm out. So...in the end, I decided to combine several almost empty bottles to create a one-of-a-kind fruity herbal blend. (This puts me out of my comfort zone--I don't believe in Winging It when it comes to scenting.)
I decided to be all earthy and natural with the coloring and imagined a soft yellow (annatto seed) swirled with a delicate pink (clay) with my own yard's dandelion petals sprinkled throughout. Yeah. Things went really wrong, really fast. The annatto half traced instantly and I had to pull out the stick blender to get the clay half to trace. And then it went from zero to mashed potatoes in, like, 10 seconds. A picture or two will suffice here, I believe.