It's an order!

I got an order!! I got an order!! My aunt placed an order for 40 soaps for my uncle's 60th birthday party. She is a wonderful person with a very kind heart and is extremely supportive. Her plan is to have a candle(made by her daughter) and a soap(made by me) packed nicely in a box as giveaways for the guests at the birthday party. In Andhra Pradesh (a south-Indian state, where I was born) a guy who reaches sixty marries his wife again in a traditional wedding ceremony. The whole event is so much fun, especially for the younger ones who missed the couple's first wedding ceremony, because they weren't born yet. :) My uncle and aunt won't be having the whole elaborate wedding, but they will have a party for family and friends.

All the soaps are going to be round and speckled with Calendula petals. The first batch of about 15 soaps were scented with Grapefruit, Orange and Rosemary EO's. The second batch which is resting in the Pringles can is scented with Bergamot, Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary EOs. Both blends are really lovely! They smell fresh a little herby and beautifully camphorous. I still have to figure out what the third batch of soap has to scented with. I am out of Rosemary EO. I have a lot of camphor EO but have never used it in soap...don't know how much of it can be added as it could be harmful in large quantities. Have you used camphor in CP soaps? If yes can you please share how many grams of Camphor EO per kilo of oils.

Will post pictures of the soap soon!! Today we celebrate Diwali....the festival of lights. 
Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali!!


Alegría Mediterráneo Soap said...

Happy Diwali Day!

Nitya said...

Thank you so much Claudia!! We had a lovely day with family and friends.
Warm greetings to you!!

Jennifer Young said...

I really liked this post and look foward to the photos of these soaps. Also, your EO blends are so creative and sound wonderful! xo Jen

Gioia Made Soap said...

Congratulations on your order!
Your soaps look very refined.
I wish you happy soaping
lots of greetings from
Georgette and Bianca

Cynthia-Rose Julian said...

Happy Diwali, great post, interesting to hear of the 60th wedding celebration. Looking forward to seeing the photo's. xx

Bobbins and Balms said...

Happy Diwali and congratulations on your first custom order. The orange, grapefruit & rosemary combo sounds great :)

miscellanea said...

Happy Diwali and happy soaping! Congratulations on Your first order! I cannot help You with the camphor, I never used it. But the EO combos You used in the first two batches sound great.

Nitya said...

Thank you Jennifer!! Citrus scents are my favourite, coz they can lift the spirit in an instant. So most of my blends have something citrusy in there. :D

@Georgette and Bianca: Thank you so much for the lovely compliment! I always feel I need to do more with my soaps to get a cleaner cut and also work more creatively with natural colors. You have a great blog with beautiful pictures.

Hello Cynthia! Happy you liked this post! There are so many lovely traditions in every country and I love to know about them. I got a chance to share something from this side of the world thanks to my aunt. :)

@Bobbins and Balms: Thank you so much! We had a wonderful Diwali with loved ones. I was extremely excited to get the order, but also a little scared as my soaps will be used by so many people. Hope they like it...Fingers crossed!!

@Petra: Thank you Petra!! I looked on the internet for any information regarding camphor and found on one forum, no more than 5 gms per kilo of oils. I really love camphor, but I am little jittery to use it. Maybe I will do a small batch only for myself. Happy soaping!!