Shampoo bars

24. June 2018 grooming, therapies 0
Shampoo bars

Re-purposing used soap is my idea of fun. I’m enjoying my coffee scrub bars. The latest batch is shampoo balls. I used glycerin soap, coconut, almond and vanilla Dead Sea bath salt with coconut cooking oil spray. It took some tinkering; this turned out better using stove top simmering heat and a portable mixer. Instead of alcohol, I used witch hazel spray to speed up the curing time. A week later, shampoo balls are ready for field testing.

I’m fairly new to soap making. Watching YouTube videos and seeing pretty soap pictures makes me want to get serious. Someday maybe I will. Meanwhile, I’m excited to tinker with store bought left-overs without being too frivolous. I’ve used a blender to chop soap remnants up and the microwave to keep it simple.

Grand babies are coming today. It’s time to wind down. If I ever get tired of these shampoo balls, they can be transformed into golf balls. Wait and see.

The coffee spray is for my hair. It’s also a subtle cost-free skin bronzer. Plain old left-behind coffee in a tiny spray bottle lasts for a day or two, then it gets refreshed with a new brew. Oil makes my hair shiny so I prefer a bit of coffee oil.

I’m sure my grandson Zay’ will appreciate learning with hands-on crayons and finger paint. I suppose I could brew up a crayon experiment using scented wax. He’s really rough on my favorite ink pens.


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