Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saponification Sunday: Glitter Schmitter
I am not a glitter type gal but I have been told by those wiser than me, that the world in fact revolves around the sun, not yours truly. So, with a wedding coming up in our family, and a dear niece the bride to be, I was asked to make some soap favors.
Glitter goes well with weddings I am told so guess what I did ?
Yes, I made my first beer butt chicken on the grill the other night but that's really not the topic at hand is it? I return therefore to soap and my first glitterati sudsy but first must confide, the chicken was fabulous. Half credit can only be given the chef, the other goes to the farmer, Jo Ellen Gehring, who raised the fine bird.
Regarding soap credits...A shout out must go to Celine of I Am Handmade, in Dublin Ireland, who often sprinkles glitter on her so beautiful soaps. Her artwork inspired me to try the glitter thing for these special occasion soaps.
I used my recipe of Babasuu, Olive, Sweet Almond and Castor Oil but needed no extra colorants due to the Sweet Orange Essential Oil which gave my soaps a wonderful bright lemon color. Having to make lots of bars for the big event, I used the big mold hubby made for me of pine and let it sit in log form for three days before cutting.
Now it sits, curing. In a couple of weeks a group of woman folk who claim no relation to me even though birth certificates prove otherwise, will gather at my farmhouse to trim and wrap soap as a community.
Like that goofy politician once said, "It takes a village."