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SOAPS: Pretty Enough to Eat!

I finally made some of the soaps I had planned on making for Christmas presents…

You know… those people you just need a little something for…

These would be more “ladylike”… but, I think I’ll experiment with some men fragrances soon…

I had a few forms which were in varied shapes… and then I experimented with a couple of things I had around the house…

Why not!  

I had bought the one “JOY” Christmas form in a kit from the Thrift Store OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 

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I then saw some cupcake / muffin silicon forms as well… and bought them…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sprinkle natural ingredients in bottom… before pouring in soap…

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Soap poured into forms…

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I checked around my kitchen cabinets and found an E’clair Tin OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Oatmeal sprinkled in tin… Put in first… then pour in soap…

and a glass Candy Dish… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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After I popped these out… I decided to cut them in half… Making more like little hand soaps…

After cooling… I stick in the refrigerator to speed up the time… just barely pry up on soap and  they pop right out… As I say to my Grandkids…”LIKE MAGIC!”…

They all worked… Of course I have my favorites…

Glycerine Squares come in a bag at Hobby Lobby“…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Melt soap squares on low heat in a saucepan… stirring occasionally…

Liquid Scents and Coloring too…

I chose Honey Almond and Plumeria some of my favorite scents… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Add as much of the scent to please yourself…

Red, Blue and Yellow seemed like soap colorsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Of course the more you use… the brighter the colors…

Just add a drop at a time and stir… until shade you desire…

You can add natural ingredients for exfoliating…or texture…

I used Oatmeal OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA …

Poppy Seeds  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA …

and Dried Orange Rind OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA …

I’m just experimenting at this point… Will learn what works best as I continue to make them…

I love pretty soaps… and I know I can do anything if I try… So why not make my own!

It was fun and easy… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

One of my favorites… The poppy seeds make the “JOY” really stand out!

The scents of “my soaps” ended up being called…

“Honey-Almond-Poppyseed”

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“Orange-Honey-Almond”

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“Oatmeal Plumeria”

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Now to wrap them in a unique way… and make sure people know they are “SOAP”… not, something good to eat!

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“Red” Makes Me Feel Better!

Gifts…

I finally got it done! … It’s one of those things I want to do for myself… but, often I put it off… I don’t like things that are too time-consuming… I’m usually doing at least 2-3 things at once So since we were having a quiet morning I needed a showerI decided to color my hair  … It’s not that big of a deal, but it’s something I don’t really enjoy doing… I don’t want to be a beautician cut hair… hi-light hair… style hair… pluck eyebrows or wax them… I do like having these things done for me… I leave this to people who have the know how  .. .One exception! … I do color my own hair… It’s cheaper…The products are really easy to use and I usually like the results… I use to change my hair color often ...my mood setting the trend… Now, I’m inclined toward a reddish hue… Seems to fit my all over coloring and personality… As I get older I need a little brightness… Skin tones change… lines appear…and the inevitable gray hair starts appearing… I do not want to be gray!… I REPEAT! … I do not want to be gray… YET!… I am fairly active… like fashion and design , but have been known to keep things if I like it far longer than the style sticks around… Some people look gorgeous with gray hair… very attractive  … I haven’t seen myself with gray hair yet… I might like it, but doubt it… So I go to the drugstore , grocery store or Wal-Mart and look for a complimentary color… and bring it home… It sits for a while on the bathroom shelf… until the urge hits me that it’s time!… I mix the two solutions together in a squeeze bottle , put on the plastic gloves that are provided and begin to part and apply the concoction… After letting it stay on my hair for about twenty minutes… longer if my hair is long… shorter if my hair is short… I usually watch TV or get on the computer while waiting for the “magic” to take place… It’s easier getting into the shower…applying water and working the lather into my hair… It gets really foamy ... I then proceed to rinse and rinse as the water turns a reddish-brown around my feet … I wonder if my feet are going to turn red like my hair… but, it hasn’t happened yet!… There is a conditioner  that comes in the box… put it on and feel the softness it automatically leaves… Rinse again… towel dry… blow dry and style my way … easier the better and then I wonder why I hate to do this task… It leaves me with a lift in my spiritsfeeling better and looking better I think … and I don’t have to do this ordeal for about two months… I’m a happy redhead   again!