How cool do these look?
I used exactly the same recipe and technique as my first foray into soap making except just before it was ready to pour into the mould I added one teaspoon of cinnamon and three 15mil tablespoons of ground rolled oats and mixed them in with a few whizzes of the stick blender. The cinnamon produced the wonderful colour and the rolled oats are supposed to act as a mild scrubbing agent that helps exfoliate dry skin. I figure it will be perfect for my gardener’s hands.
I used a bit of poly pipe with a cap at one end as the mould. Maus bought the cap at the local hardware shop. (They gave her the bit of pipe.) I lined both with baking paper.
Once I had poured the soap into the pipe, I sealed it with plastic wrap and an elastic band. I then wrapped it up in a couple of towels.
It was pretty easy to get the soap out of the pipe. I just took the cap off and pushed the soap with a pusher (which Maus made) until it started moving.
Of course it is a good thing – Ying and yang can be thought of as complementary (instead of opposing) forces interacting to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the parts. Wikipedia interpretation!
Mmmmmm I don’t want Maus to get a big head. Did you get your new car?
You two are becoming a real ying and yang with your little projects!!
Hi Gail, I hope that is a good thing 🙂
Love the soap with the oats acting as an exfoliant…fun project.
Hi Laila, it certainly is.
I thought is was chocolate too Glenda! I like the idea of rolled oats too…I bet it smells beautiful!
Hi Jane, It smells nice but not beautiful, I need to buy some fragrances 🙂
Two very clever Ladies!!!!
Hi Paul, Luckily it is not Two Fat Ladies!
I thought it was chocolate to start with. Love the pusher – aren’t you lucky that Maus supports your enthusiasms with practical help.
Hi Anne, Lucky for her, you mean!!
it was bound to happen!
How clever of you both, you never stop amazing me with your skills. Have you used them yet?
Hi Deb. You are too sweet. 🙂 We can’t use it until it dries out – which takes about one month.
Very cool. At first I thought it was something to eat … Then reading on, it does sound like you could eat them. I like the oatmeal in there for exfoliating.
Hi Diane. They look good enough to eat.
Awesome! I love that you are making your own moulds too! You and Maus could go into business with selling soap making kits.
Have a fabulous week ahead.
🙂 Mandy xo
Hi Mandy. You are too generous. They are pretty easy to make.