Monday, November 21, 2011

Making Peppermint Soap

I decided to try something new - making soap! I followed Martha Stewart's directions and I purchased some soap and peppermint oil. It DID NOT GO AS PLANNED!
I decided I wanted the soap to be red and white, but I could only get the soap colored pink because it was white to begin with...so pink and white striped sounded just as good to me. I melted the soap in the microwave (only once did it boil over and make a mess on the microwave tray!
I used a bread pan and as I layered each layer of white and pink, I "scored" the hardened layer as the directions stated - THIS MUST BE WHERE THE MISTAKES BEGAN!
As I popped the set soap out of the pan, I was quite pleased with the results
(OH, JUST WAIT!)
I sliced the soap into bars...and guess what happened.....
Apparently I didn't SCORE each layer well enough:
VERY DISAPPOINTING, YES, VERY DISAPPOINTING.....
So, I threw all of the pieces into a ziploc bag and I will deal with this in the spring when I attempt to make pink bunny soap!

Lessons learned:
Martha isn't always right.
Martha doesn't always write clear directions.
Soap is inexpensive to buy, so why make it?
Sharing with Hope Studios and Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

7 comments:

  1. What a bummer Patti, but at least you have a good attitude about it. It looked really pretty until it fell apart, oh well. Like you said it's cheap to buy.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Oh no! For what it's worth, the colors turned out really pretty!! LOL! Thanks for the laugh today.

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  3. Oh Patti, it was beautiful as one big chunk. Sorry it didn't work for you. You crack me up with your leasons learned.

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  4. HAHAAAAAA.....sorry to laugh, Patti, but I have been there so many times that if I don't laugh, I'll start crying...:))
    I think the pink stripped soap is adorable and I LOVE pink for Christmas.
    O, come on over and see what I bought for a $1.5o at the thrift store...

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  5. This is a good project maybe others can learn from your mistakes. Please share this at:
    www.mychristian-life.blogspot.com

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  6. Sorry your soap didn't come up to your expectations...it sure was pretty, though.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving, Patti!

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