Last night was Halloween night. Our little girl has had a great time being driven around some country homes for some candy yet remaining in the warmth of the car, going out at any house with lights on and pumpkins or decorations. She amassed 1.5 times more that way than walking in the cold in town walking up to more houses and begging to go home because she’s cold. No kidding!
But today’s post isn’t about that. It’s about my patriotisme and craft. I tried to make multi-layered melt and pour soap for the first time. It wasn’t the best attempt at first and I fear the layers won’t adhere to each other well. I have been imagining making this soap for over a year picturing just how I would build it! Then, last week, I bought these ice cube moulds on Amazon for that purpose. Well, that and to make some awesome ice cubes.
I have melted some of the clear melt and pour soap from Michael’s that I had cumulated from 50-55% of coupons and I died it red. I had questioned which fragrance would be best suited for such a soap through the weekend and decided to go for “Oceanus”, a Body Shop replica fragrance that smells heavenly. A little on the floral side if you ask me but that’s right up my alley and I’m absolutely in love! Seeing the scent name and the fact I’ve made it as the Canada flag (YES!) I’ve decided to name this batch “Coast To Coast”
I cannot stress enough how excited I am about this soap! I’m a pretty patriotic person, this bar of soap is my pride and joy now. I’m so happy and excited, I have to refrain from putting exclamation marks at the end of every sentence! I LOVE the look AND the scent of this soap! There are a few slices where you can tell the joint of the different maple leaf pieces and that’s because I’ve used clear melt and pour soap. The colouring isn’t opaque, therefore the red is a bit translucent, making it so you can see the opaque white when it leaked in between. Honestly though, I don’t even care! These turned out SO MUCH better than I expected considering I had no clue what I was doing!
I would need a soap cutter though. The bars aren’t all the same size, but that’s a small price to pay to make this awesome piece of art. All that’s left to do is for me to use it and see if the layers separate. Hopefully, they don’t.
Let me know what you think. Are you as excited as I am?