Friday, 29 October 2010
Long Time Friends & Revisiting Green Soaps
I haven't blogged as much lately as lots has been happening! Had a wonderful visit recently from some long-time friends (not allowed to say "old" friends...) from Canada - Nancy & Heather. In the photo Nancy is on the left, I am in the middle and Heather on the right. I have known them for 20 years. We don't see a lot of each other any more but the connection is as strong as ever. I met Nancy first, when we both worked in a resort town in the Muskokas in Ontario during university summers... she was so giving even then that when I would get back to the cottage after a long waitressing shift, she would massage my feet for me. She introduced me to her sister, Heather and I have received a wonderful hand-made Christmas card every year since from her. They are both still as giving as ever or more... as they came all the way to Garrucha, Spain from the West Coast of Canada to spend some time with me, laden with gifts for my family and I! All those simple little things that we miss from Canada - cinnamon gum, peanut butter, Kraft Dinner, Chipit chocolate chips, Tylenol... then CDs, English books & soap making supplies! We had a wonderful 2 weeks visiting the area, beaches, Malaga, Mojacar, Nerja, Granada, Vera, Cabo de Gata...chatting, dinners at home and out, wonderful red wines. They came at a great moment for me too... a moment of change, transition and blossoming in my life as I end a challenging phase in my life and begin a new one - full of motivation & inspiration! Thank you, you wonderful long-time friends!!
Now - back to soap.... I have waited patiently to begin testing out my green experimental soaps. I LOVE the Aloe Vera (not-so-green) one, that has exclusively Aloe Vera as the liquid! I love everything about it - the texture, the suds and the scent... I am addicted. The second one I have been trying out, of the green soaps, is the one I made with Spirulina and I post a picture here to show you how much it has faded in 6 weeks. First I post the soap photo taken today of the soap I have been using in the shower
and I re-post the photo from 6 weeks ago.
As you can see, not all of the green has faded. I actually really like the green that is left. It is greener that you see in the photo, a much lighter green than 6 weeks ago, but bright somehow. Very nice. A nice soap, but not as fabulous as the Aloe Vera one. The Nettle soaps have held their colour very well.
One more thing - October 24th was the 1 year anniversary from when I made my very first soap! Happy 1st Soapiversary to me!!