|Chocolate heaven in a log of soap|
|The beginnings of laundry soap|
The next project of the day involved creating a soap base for some laundry soap that I will be testing in the near future. This morning I needed hubby's help to release the soap from the mold because the arthritis in my hands is really giving me fits the past couple days. After cutting the soap into managable chunks I grated the soap before it turned hard as a rock. When finished, it looked like snow. Hmmm...inspiration for a Christmas project? Perhaps!
I was stunned over what had just happened and amazed that none of the raw soap got on me or my shoes! To date that has to be the biggest mess to clean up after. The plus side is that the floor got a good cleaning, and I was thankful the tile didn't get ruined. It is apparent that next time I pour in these molds I plan on laying down a bunch of newspaper on the floor for easier clean up if that ever happens again.
I had hubby make sure the bottom of the molds were secure before he headed out on the snowy trails this morning "just in case" a soapy inspiration comes over me, but my plans are to take the day for myself and putter around the kitchen. I'm feeling like it is a good day to make some fresh baked bread to go with our dinner tonight. If my son hasn't eaten all of my chocolate chips "in hiding", we might even have some chocolate chip cookies to enjoy.