Like my Million Dollar Idea. You know, the one that everyone in the family can use 'cept me.
So the other day when Jay and I were out shopping last week, we went into this amazing store that makes homemade soaps and girly stuff. I ooh'd and aah'd over them and wondered at the creativity it takes to come up with cupcake shaped soap and shower bombs (which, btw, is my new favorite shower item). I bought five bombs and then went back yesterday and bought five more for my co-workers to try.
Right next door to the girly stuff store is a curiosity store that has pretty much everything under the sun. Including ice cube trays in the shape of 1911s. I told Jay I *had* to have the ice cube tray as a stocking stuffer. Period. I had to have it.
But overnight I realized that I never make ice, but I really, really wanted the ice cube trays.
And my little brain started turning and I started thinking about the cool soaps. I wondered if I could make soap with the ice cube tray. Google became my bestest friend.
There were instructions for making glycerin soap! I made Jay drive all over yesterday picking up the stuff I needed for my new project.
I waited impatiently until I had time to start. When I get my mind set on a project, I want to do it right now!
The directions told me to fill the mold with water and dump the water into a measuring cup so I would know how much base to use. So I did. And then I got over it and started just eye-balling it.
I chose to use the opaque base so it would look better when suspended in the clear glycerin bar. I threw it in the "double boiler".
However, I'm not so bright and it didn't occur to me that if I added my red color to my "opaque" (read white, white, white) base it would turn pink, not red. And y'all know how I feel about pink. So I quick threw some blue in it and turned it lavender. Whew, crisis averted. I also added Aloe and cucumber-melon scent. Even though they are
Jay is such a rock star when it comes to my wild hairs. He jumped in and helped me pour into the molds.
|That stuff sets up fast,|
so the bottoms of the guns are really ugly.
|How cute are these?|
And they're NOT pink. They're lavender.
I like the blue better, but you can't see as much of the detail in the picture as you can of the lavender.
I also can't decide if I like them just molded or placed into bars. Decisions, decisions.
But it was a whole heap of fun :)
And since I'm finally finishing this post a half an hour before Thanksgiving day...
I'm super thankful for the blessed life I lead.