POP goes the Gremlins!On Mar 18, 2012 No Comments
My house is a box. And every batch of soap I make turns the handle on the side.
Every night when I go out
The monkey’s on the table
Take a stick and knock it off
Pop goes the
weasel bloody gremlins!!
I’m all for randomness to bring excitement to your life – but I’m happy with my ‘Do I have milk / don’t I have milk’ anticipation I experience most mornings as I constantly forget.
Not my soap. Leave my soap A L O N E !! This is my Cucumber Melon and Lemongrass Sage Soap:
Spot the slime? For memory that’s the Lemongrass Sage that overheated the yellow colour. The first layer poured in fine, however by the time I was getting ready to pour another, it, well it certainly didn’t pour. It was quickly transforming into the love-child of mashed potatoes and over-cooked rice. Yummy.
I continued with the batch partly because I had started it – what else was I going to do? And partly because I was like a deer stuck in headlights. I just kept ‘glopping’ (technical soap term) the mixture into the mold, the entire time “eerr, eerr, eerr” going through my head.
I popped it into the freezer to help control the temperature and hopefully save the batch. I kept peeking to make sure it wasn’t overheating – soap batch vs freezer and the soap would lose. It would hit the bin faster than I could proclaim “Oh no you didn’t!” if it even attempted to mess up my freezer!
But it didn’t. It stayed put. Like a Volcano simmering just below the surface. I was scanning for any sign of movement – a crack, a potion a little higher then I remembered, anything. But silence. Nothing. No movement, no rumbles. After about an hour I started to relax… maybe the soap was going to be ok.
It was not.
That first one was gross! It had that same white-ish waxy like “ick” experienced in the cheesecake soap, only instead of sitting innocently on top, it oozed out. If you’ve not had your gag-reflexing fix for the day, click the picture to enlarge.
Sadly, the entire batch got binned, but not before a case of ‘soap watching’:
At first I saw another rubber ducky, but when I took the photograph, I actually see a walrus swimming away. The main part is his bum and he has his head up, looking off to the right top corner. Almost as if he’s saying goodbye? Or wailing “nooooo, not the bin!”
Four pictures in one batch of soap! I think that’s a record!!