So as you see I've made a poll up above to ask about this blog post.
So, I currently have a second prototype bottle of bath stuff from my new experimental "From Faerie" line curing. I wanted to do something more masculine. So, the second prototype is called "Urisk" after the satyr of the Scottish Highlands. He's more friendly and helpful than his more well known Greek counterpart, though they do still have other similarities.
So, the main ingredient is Epsom Salts, as those are great for sore muscles, aches, and pains. It's softened just a bit with powdered buttermilk, which adds extra vitamins and minerals as well as making the water moisturizing. I want to eventually switch to powdered goats milk, but I've yet to find a good supplier that's also affordable. And, for the scent, I'm also going to do a slow infusion/curing process, like with the Fairy Milkmaid, but using a large chunk of red cedar wood (actually from a tree my Dad had to chop down while I was home over Christmas, so that's a nice bonus!) and I just now remembered as I type this out, I was also going to add a whole cinnamon stick. Adding essential oils (especially like cinnamon) can be very harsh and cause skin reactions, and I don't want a strong, over-powering scent. I want just a little touch to add to the woodsy, spicy feel I think should go with "Urisk."
The cedar's already been curing a week and has a light woodsy smell. I think when I go today to mix it up again, I'll add in a broken cinnamon stick to the curing process. Large chunks means it won't cure as well, but it also means there won't be "debris" floating in the bath water (like the marigold petals in the Fairy Milkmaid. Girls sometimes like a little fizz and flowers and glitter floating in their water, I figure guys, not so much.)
So, that's what the poll is about and what my next project is while I continue to wait for the snow burying my garden to melt. - sighs - very frustrating. If I could get one sunny day even in the high-mid 40's, I might be tempted to try and take a shovel to it, but literally, the entire yard is buried under more than 2-3 feet of snow.
Otherwise, the new vitamins are helping and I'm feeling much better.
- OH - and I almost forgot. Normally this time of year I would be running a Valentine's sale on pendants made with rubies, but I haven't been able to get more from my old provider in Thailand, and I used up the last of my rubies making "Red Love." If there is any interest, I would consider doing a similar sale now, but I would have to do it with either garnets or rose quartz, and neither of those are very expensive to start with. . so. . . I'm not sure how you guys would feel. - Hey, ask for it and I'll do it, I guess, is what I'm saying.
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