Saturday, March 3, 2012

"SOAP" You Don't Get Pinched Part 2

I wanted to do a little something more in keeping with the soap theme for St. Patty's Day. I searched the web a bit and came across this image from My Own Road
I purchased the glycerin soap from Hobby Lobby along with the coloring. Following the directions on the bag and other tidbits from Jen's tutorial, I made some glycerin shamrock soap using the same shamrock molds I used for the DIY shamrock crayons.  All you have to do is melt the glycerin in the microwave.
To achieve my color I mixed two drops of blue and two drops of yellow. Here's what mine looked like.
I totally planned on adding some peppermint essential oil for fragrance, but I was totally out. After my glycerin was all melted,  I poured it into the mold and then just let them set. The bags says they are ready to go after an hour, but I waited 2.5 hours before removing mine.
Pretty Shamrock Soap!
Bagged and tagged with my Free-Printable Tag and Peapod and Cappuccino Twine from The Twinery!
I am definitely going to try this project again, but next time I plan on buying a more natural glycerin product that is free of sulfates and such. When it comes to making things that are "home-made", I feel better making sure the ingredients are the safest and best for you. So I found this place online called Brambleberry, that offers glycerin free of sulfates, which makes me very happy!
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6 comments:

  1. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party going on now and would love for you to stop by and share this...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  2. So cute! I hope you will link this project up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade if you haven't already!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

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  3. Too funny. I've never made soap before but you make it look e-a-s-y! I'd love for you to come share at my St. Patty's link party. :)

    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-linky-party.html

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  4. What a fun gift! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. You have inspired me to try to make my own soap. Those shamrock soaps are so cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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