Oh blog, how I've missed you....*pets*
Luckily, my test is over! Unluckily, I'll probably have to retake it in October. It was so hard! Either way, I have at least six weeks to wait before the results come out. Glurgh. By the way, open letter to the proctor who gave me a hard time because my signature didn't exactly match the one on my driver's license: when you are newly married and signing the stupid card at the DMV, how are you supposed to predict how your signature is really going to turn out?! /vent
So! I have a lot to catch up on...How about we make some soap? Some Han Solo in carbonite soap!
Friend E bought us the super awesome Star Wars Han Solo ice cube tray for Christmas, and with a couple Michael's 40% off coupons, we picked up a 2 pound block of opaque glycerin and some essential oil.
We put in three drops once the soap was melted.
We left it to cool while we went grocery shopping, and popped them out easily once we returned (A half hour or so). Silicone molds are heavenly.
The little guys are too small to really be used as soap, but I had leftovers. I might melt them down again to make more of the big ones, though unfortunately I can only make one at a time! I think I should learn how to make my own molds while we're at it.
May 4th, yeah? :)
Next I want to try making oatmeal soap, it's my favorite! Do you have a favorite soap type?
(Update!) I tried again, this time mixing red, yellow, blue and green food coloring to get a brownish color. It's not too unappealing, and actually makes the relief stand out much better!