To catch you up to speed...I am still struggling with back issues and the healing process has been extremely slow going. I think I tend to forget/ignore that I am supposed to not be lifting heavy items, and that doesn't help. For one who is very independent let's just say it isn't always easy changing habits to become dependent on others and to ask for help. I've learned a valuable lesson in patience so to not annoy my family with nagging when I need something done. I've had to adapt my day to day chores to fit within the lifting limitations and wait for help to tackle the ones that are beyond those limitations.
Fortunately, making soap has not been affected with these limitations, so long as I get someone to lift the heavy buckets where I have been extremely creative in masterbatching the oils into a 5 gallon bucket that I keep warm with the use of a heating pad so all I have to do is scoop out what I need to make a batch of soap without having to move things around all the time.
|Rustic Pumpkin Soap|
|Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap|
I am currently working on soaps with a Christmas theme so keep watch for soapy updates.