Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goin' to the Henty Field Days.....YAY

OK so most people probably don't know what Henty is. Well Henty is the town, and for the last 50 years or there abouts they have had a machinery field day, now it is 3 days and is one of the biggest in the country. I have gone to it since I was a child, and every year for the last 5 or so years Mark and I have said we should come back and spend 2 days here instead of 1. But as it is a 2 1/2 hour drive from our home we never do it. So I had  great idea that we should take our soap over there and be an exhibitor. I applied back in about June and had to wait till the middle of August to find out if I had been accepted, I had about given up hope when I got a phone call to say I was in. I have been so excited. In preparation for our big event I have been busy making soap, yes on top of making the 20 litres of olive oil up for the Paramore family, I now have just under 1000 bars of soap, I hope it is enough. some of the Paramores soaps I made again because they were so nice, and of course I restocked on the standard favourites of lavender, lemon myrtle, choc peppermint. I also experimented with some activated charcoal which makes a really cool looking black soap. I have been having a ball. I am sure the family thinks I have been spending more time making soap than cooking their food or washing their clothes. OH Well you get that, they are happy for me and Mark and Dan are excited about camping and spending 3 days at their favourite yearly outing.

I managed to coerce Katherine out of her sewing room this morning to come to the calf shed with me to take some photos of the soap, yes we took some of the new soaps on a walk to feed the calves so we could take photos of the soap in some nice hay. No the calves or the dog didn't get any where near the soap.

Ok, I know he isn't a bar of soap, but he is very cute so we couldn't resist including him

The basket of soaps, I forgot to rotate the photo before uploading it. Oops.

Sea Salt Scrub, coloured with blue spa minerals and scented with Spearmint, Peppermint and Euclayptus essential oils.

Aussie Bush Soap, Coloured with activated charcoal and Parsley flakes, scented with Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus and Kunzea essential oils.

Above and below is Goats Milk, Honey and Olive, I have kept this one simple, no fragrance except for the slight hint of honey. the only colour comes from the cocoa line in the middle, and the milk and honey. Very gentle and moisturising.

Lemon Myrtle, coloured on top with Peppermint infused olive oil and coloured on bottom with golden spa minerals. The chunks are coloured with green clay, and of course the cocoa line in the centre.

Above and below is a black and white soap, I have not come up with a name for it yet, It is a masculine scent, Cedarwood, Juniper, Thyme, Benzoin, Myrrh, Frankinsence, Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium. The soap is pure olive oil, and of course coloured with activated charcoal.

Morrocan Spice, this soap is total luxury. Coloured with Aussie Red Clay, and Morrocan Lava Clay. Enriched with Milk, Honey, Bees Wax, Yoghurt and Almond Meal. Scented with Cinnamon and Orange Essential oils.

A worn out Djaq, or maybe not  worn out but just enjoying a comfy bed in the sunshine.

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