Sunday, December 30, 2007

Soap Really Tastes Gross.

Last week it was decoupage. This week it was soap making. I love scented things so I thought, "Hey, this would be neat to make my own signature scent." Little did I know my signature scent would be burnt plastic.

It started off innocently enough. I used a double broiler to melt some glycerin bars. Once it melted, I add some aloe and vitamin E oil. Then I took it off the burner to add the fragrance. Once I did that, it was ready to pour into the molds. Easy peasy as pie. Oh, but nooooo, not to Queen Klutz. As I positioned myself and the double boiler pot over the soap mold, I reached for my spatula. I didn't want to take my eyes off the mold and soap for a second.

And then a faint whiff of burning plastic reached my nose. It got stronger a half a second later when I spied my spatula smoldering on my new stovetop. In a two seconds, I went from master soapmaker to soap covered, lavender scented klutz clutching a smoking spatula.



In my opinion, all these flowery, musky signature scents are overrated. I mean, is the idea of the Can Can really something that you associate with the smell of Paris Hilton? Burnt plastic, on the other hand, is most definitely one of those things that your kids can smell decades after the fact and immediately think to themselves "Hey, doesn't that remind you of mom?"

And thanks so much for your comment on my Christmas in Rockefeller pictures! Merry (belated) Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Lil Knitter said...

Oh, I'm so sorry it didn't turn out like you planned. It was really a good idea...I love the natural home-made soaps myself.
I have to sounds like something that would happen to me, that's why I don't even attempt to do it.