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."




13 comments:

  1. You know, it may not be a good idea to put that wrinkled old puss right under the pictures of your soaps. Someone might think this is what happens when you use it. lol.
    Love the sparkle. So pretty.

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  2. Your new soap looks wonderful and the glitter adds a nice touch.

    Michelle

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  3. Your soap looks beautiful, Donna! I love the peaked tops and the glitter. Everyone will love the wedding favors.

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  4. The soap is beautiful! The chicken sounds great! No comment on the last picture....

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  5. Glitter! Your soap looks beautiful.

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  6. Had to comment about the orange creamsicle soap of yours I just started on. It lathers beautifully, feels very good on my skin, rinses off well, et cetera, et cetera. I also wanted to comment on the flavor, which is nothing like a creamsicle, orange or otherwise. See- I brush my teeth in the shower (time/water & energy saver), and usually set my toothbrush handle on the rack under the soap section. Yesterday I inadvertantly swapped ends on my tooth brush and the nice, foamy orange creamsicle soap apparently dripped down and dried on my toothbrush head. You can probably fill in the end for yourself. So the dreamsicle creamsicle soap is wonderful on skin but all those essential oils taste like the stuff left behind the north end of a southbound skunk. That being said- do you have any mocha/coffee bars left?

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  7. donna
    that is surely a GAY puddin!

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  8. If I didn't know better, I'd say that WAS Celine's soap! Your niece is going to LOVE it!

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  9. That soap is beautiful. What a wonderful wedding token. And don't we all have a photo of ourselves that we wish would drop off the face of the earth!hahaha!!

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  10. Glitter is always great, you can't get too much of it...can you? =)

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  11. I love beer butt chicken!
    ...your soap looks nice too.

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  12. Beautiful soap! The glitter is so festive! I love your soap.

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