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Peaches and Cream Layered Soap
I’m one of those people that loves to shower and bathe and if for some reason I don’t get to (like the water being out during an ice storm or something) I find myself incredibly bothered. I can hardly sleep at night unless I have taken a shower before I slip into the sheets. Being a person who loves the act of bathing it stands to reason that I also love soaps. The better they smell the happier I am. If they suds up like crazy while I’m scrubbing up, well, I’m practically giddy.
For the new year I had decided to start working on purging the home Rob and I share. One task every week. The first to get fixed up was our pantry. Things had gotten so crazy that we couldn’t see the forest for the trees. As I went through every single thing individually this past weekend I found an insane amount of food that had long since expired. It was so wasteful and I felt terribly about the whole thing. It’s no wonder it took me almost 6 hours to go through and reorganize.
And next up, the bathrooms. There are lots of things that will keep, like soap but I’m one of those people who buys and buys and buys, which is another thing I’m working on in 2017. You know how they say a guy will pay more for something they need and a lady will buy something she doesn’t need because it’s on sale? I’m on of those gals that statement is about. I’ll purchase 3 bottles of body wash so that I can get a great discount but then I get it home, try it, hate it or have a bad reaction to it and all 3 bottles go under the sink. But why do I do that? Why would I save something that I can’t and won’t use? There are plenty of organizations that could truly benefit from the donation of toiletries. And now, you can actually see what’s going on under my bathroom sink. It is not cluttered. It is not messy. It is amazing.
As I get older I am finding that more and more commercially made soaps don’t work for me. And since I’ve been bitten by the soap making bug I’ve learned that I can make my own soap that suits me and my needs perfectly. I’m still trying out different formulas from different sources, and I have found a few that I don’t react well to, but in the long run, this soap making thing is working very well for me. If you have sensitive skin, I really think that this could be a great option for you, too. Making soap is so easy peasy you won’t even believe it. You can make it just about any scent in the world.
Did you know there is cotton candy fragrance oil you can purchase? Because there is! <– And in that set over there you can also experience scents like Bubble Gum, Orange Creamsicle, Peaches & Cream, Blue Cotton Candy, Oatmeal Cookie Dough and Chocolate. If you look around you can also find scents common in your favorite fancy, mall brand soaps, too!
But I’m going on and on here. If you want to get into soap making you can join me on my journey including my most recent project, peaches and cream layered soap over at Mom Spark. And I have to tell you, I’m truly, truly in LOVE with this one!