Ah, I can just see the distressed white tables, cute wrapped soaps, green aprons, and a HUGE chalk wall with the latest sales and great releases. I even had specific sales and charities to donate to with certain products. I really, really wanted to open a soap store. The only thing I hadn't done was the most important thing.... actually make soap.
Yeah, I feel that is something that would probably need to be accomplished before setting $20,000 aside to open a store haha. So awhile ago, I purchased a Life of the Party soap kit from Michael's. It has been sitting there waiting for me to open it, but I just hadn't gotten around to making it. So with this crafting venture I set to make melt n pour soap.
So here it is!
I unboxed the kit and got familiar with what was inside.
Two days ago, I came across glycerin refills for a Wal-Mart kit that is no longer for sale. Each refill cost me $1 per package. I was super stoked!
I plugged in the extra microwave that's been sitting in my craft room to make this soap, two molds I purchased years ago, a microwave bowl, etc.
This is the the light pink, apricot seed soap mixture after setting for a few minutes. This is when I realized "Fuck I forgot to add the fragrance!"
This is three of the Walmart glycerin packages sitting... I swear this shit look like snot when it kept cooling down.
Patiently waiting.... I hate waiting.
The pink soap is finished setting and I could finally pop it out of the mold!
It's so pretty!
Here is my snot green shamrock soap! MMMmmm smells like Irish Springs (no idea how I managed to concoct that smell).
Two peas in a pod.
So far, I'm very satisfied with how they turned out. Haven't had a chance to use them yet, but I will as soon as Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day roll around :)
- Patience is certainly not my strong point when working with myself.
- When using a crappy box set, GET EVERYTHING OUT AND MEASURED.
- Be prepared for the unexpected (or whatever the instructions don't tell you, but should tell you).
- I apparently don't think scent is important when making soap.
- I can't wait to make another batch! It is exciting to make yourself something nice.