My biggest area of error when I make soap is remembering the fragrance oil and pre-planning what it will look like. I try to have different levels planned for how it should look. I plan an “ideal” and an “it’s too thick for that/I won’t have the time” backup plan, which is scaled back in case of acceleration. My plan for forgetting the fragrance oil is just to not forget the fragrance oil.
So I added the mica into the crockpot and mixed it in three areas with some white in between and started scooping it into the mold… but then I remembered the fragrance oil! So I decided to scoop things back into the crock pot, add the fragrance and try to get it all properly mixed in without mixing all the colors together, which I mostly failed at since this was hot process. The purple and the brown mostly became one. I should have added more color to compensate for what I had done but I had put my mica’s away already and decided to just go with things as they were. So things didn’t quite turn out to plan, I am still pleased with the end result.
This was a fairly standard plant based recipe with coconut, olive, palm, shea and castor. I am using a green tea infused butter to superfat this recipe to make it a little special.
Pomegranate + Garlic Press = Pomegranate Juice
Ice and Gin
1 Lime and Soda water or Club Soda. I juice half of the lime and add slices with the other half, also top with about a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds. I believe this drink is called a Pomegin if you need to look up exact measurements. If you leave out the soda and add a little sugar you have a Pomegranate Gin Sling. I needs my drinks more watered down than that, I’m a lightweight.
Drink # 2 was the English Mojito
Add 6 spearmint leaves to a glass and cover with ice about half a glass full. Cover glass with your hand and shake ice and leaves vigorously for about 10 shakes, the leaves should be bruised and/or in pieces. Half squeeze a lime into the drink and drop the rest in, or slice it, however, I was going for simple. Add Gin and soda water, I have lemon lime unsweeted seltzer water. If you use Rum then you have a proper mojito, if you leave out all alcohol you have a Nojito. Traditionally Yerba Buena is used instead of spearmint, you could use other mint varieties but it is said that spearmint is a popular alternative. Lemon can also be used instead of lime.
Drink #3 The Tripple Berry Smoothie with Gin
Add to blender 1 banana broken into 4 pieces(it matters for how I “measure”) and about the same volume of ice as the banana, add about the same amount of frozen fruit as the banana also. I use the triple berry frozen fruit from the market, Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries. It’s in the freezer aisle near the pie crusts usually. Tap the blender pitcher on the counter once or twice to settle the contents then pour in Orange juice until it is almost to the top of the ice and berries and all of that, add a shot or so of gin. Blend well. if too thick add more juice if too thin add more ice. If you use fresh fruit I recommend adding more ice. You can substitute the orange juice with something like sprite or the ice with something like Raspberry Sorbet.
Consider my vacation well enjoyed.