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!
Martha isn't always right.
Martha doesn't always write clear directions.
Soap is inexpensive to buy, so why make it?