Hi, my name’s Melani and I’m the newest member to SISA. Soap Items Shopaholic Anonymous.
I realised this morning, I have a problem. When it comes to soap items, I can’t stop buying! It’s mostly tools and molds, but if I don’t get a hold of this issue now, I can see it spreading to additives and more. I’m already getting the itch with scents, but at least knowing I have 50 or so here already can curb the need to buy more. That’s probably because I order scents online – I already grabbed a couple when I was at Auroma the other day as they were right there in front of me. So I’m sure if scents were right in front of me everywhere, I would be just as bad with those as well.
The problem with soaping tools is that they’re everywhere! That’s because kitchen tools equals soaping tools. We use the same things. Bowls, measuring jugs, spoons, spatulas, whisks, etc. Since I started looking into piping my soap cupcakes by hand, that opens the world up to the piping bags (or bottles in my case) and all the different Wilton tips you can use. Oh there’s just soooo many different tips…. to create sooooo many different looks. I want them ALL! (*Pokemon voice – gotta catch them all!*)
This morning I popped up the street for one item. One. I needed a strainer. I was going to just duck into Coles, but I wanted a stainless steel strainer, so knowing the local shopping center had General Trader (cooking store) and House (back up plan), I was going to find what I needed. And I did. Plus more!
Remember… one item. Just the strainer. All I needed. So… um… yeah:
I got the 3 pack of strainers because it was only $7.00 from Kmart. Given the single strainer was $9.00, it seemed kinda obvious to get the 3 pack. The mold, well that’s self explanatory.
The bottles are part of my piping experimentation – trying to find the right size bottle to fit the right size tip. And bags don’t really work that well for soaping (in my opinion). The 3 lots of containers (2 packs, so 6 in total) are for my colour mixing. So far I’ve been using the disposable plastic cups like your frozen coke comes in from McDonalds, but I hate throwing those out everytime I make a batch. Environment factor and all that. So I grabbed those today so I can use those instead. At $2.00 a pack, not bad!
The grater is again, for soap. I know, and not even cheese soap, which would be my first thought too. Nope, I can grate my soap to use as decoration for the top! I already have a mini grater (it’s sooooo cute), but I need those big long slices that only a larger grater will produce.
Long milkshake spoons for mixing colours with, mini-whisk for my Lye mixtures, and a plastic spatula to help scrape down the pot. The blue things are for pouring the soap from the pot onto, to help break the fall into the mold for the soaps where I want clean layers and don’t want them to mix. Tricky huh? Oh yeah, and kettle in the back ground to help keep my colours melted for when I do my soap painting.
So everything has a use! It’s not random buying. I can already imagine how every single one of those items is going to help with my soaping. Course, to a stranger it’s going to look like I’m Jamie fricken Oliver with all the cool toys and gadgets I’m
slowly quickly collecting. Don’t even get me started on the beyond cute for words, cow print milk frother! I know, a milk frother! Moi, who can not cook owns a milk frother! Again, for my soap colours.
If that shopping trip wasn’t already bad enough – I had kids with me! And you just know they don’t miss out on anything. Even kitchen tools!
Yes, Savannah wanted a pair of tongs. She wanted purple tongs – how could I say no to purple tongs?! And of course two kids = two pairs of tongs. The puppy plate was Savannah’s choice, so I got Diesel the matching space man one. And the cups were just way too cool to pass by – the middle of the cups spins around! So looking at Savannah’s butterfly one, you can see that you can make different butterflies by spinning the three inner rings.
The dinosaurs are ‘sippy’ cups. Yes, my kids are too old for sippy cups, but you’re never too old for Dinosaurs! Specially when they’re aptly named ‘Sippy-saurus!
So that’s today’s shopping spree. My poor credit card is crying (again, bloody emo card). I purposely chose not to pay too much attention to the total spendage (it’s hard across 3 different stores anyway…. right?) and will just have to work extra hard clearing out more stock over on TTC to pay for today’s needs. Yes, needs. I need them. Eventually. I will use them all. Promise!
ShareHi, my name’s Melani and I’m the newest member to SISA. Soap Items Shopaholic Anonymous. I realised this morning, I have a problem. When it comes to soap items, I can’t stop buying! It’s mostly tools and molds, but if I don’t get a hold of this issue now, I can see it spreading to…