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 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
I sliced the soap into bars...and guess what happened.....
Apparently I didn't SCORE each layer well enough:
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


  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.


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

  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.

  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...

  5. This is a good project maybe others can learn from your mistakes. Please share this at:

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


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