First up is Soap Making Resource. I ordered lemongrass herb and an acrylic soap beveler/planer. I've been wanting a bar planer for some time now, and I hope this will give me good results.
acrylic soap beveler/planer
lemongrass and freebies
I ordered the smallest size I could of lemongrass and it's quite a lot (for my needs anyway)...it'll last me forever! The freebies next to the lemongrass are eucalyptus leaves, annato seeds and cruelty free tussah silk. I'm looking forward to trying the tussah silk...I've read many times about how great it is to use in soap.
I ordered only two pounds of unrefined shea butter because I haven't used it before. I've always heard of the "off-putting" smell it has. I opened a package to see, or smell, and it does have a smoky odor to it, but I don't think it's really all that bad. I rubbed a little bit of it into my hands and it spread nicely..and the smell does go away after a bit. I'm going to make a whipped butter with it and see how I like it.
Two bottles of sweet almond oil are behind the butters...haven't ordered SAO in a long time, but I like to use it in lotion bars and lip balm.
1 oz. each of Red Iron Oxide, Ultramarine Violet and Chromium Green Oxide. I figured I'd grab a few colors to try because I don't have very many..and they were on sale ($1.74-$1.77 each).
The extra goodies: an 'I love makeup' sticker and an eye shadow sample.
I'm extremely pleased with everything I ordered...and was very impressed with the way BOTH companies took great care in packaging every item.