10-Minute Luxe Gold Flecked Soap #diysoap
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10-Minute Luxe Gold Flecked Soap #diysoap



If you like luxurious things, you're goign to LOVE this DIY 10-minute Gold Flecked Soap. Bold, fun and perfect little guest soaps to impress guests!

If you like luxurious things, you're going to LOVE this DIY 10-minute Gold Flecked Soap. Bold, fun and perfect little guest soaps to impress guests! When I was younger I wanted things as cheap as I could possibly get them. I definitely valued quantity over quality. But the older I get, the more I would rather pay more for something that I love than pay less for something that I'll really only be happy with the price I paid for it but never the item itself. Back in the day, I'd wear jeans that weren't the least bit comfortable, but darn if they weren't within the tiny clothing budget I had set for myself. But I started to realize where I was valuing quantity over quality... you see I'd buy 3 pairs of these cheaper jeans so that I'd always have several hanging in the closet and ready to wear. But the thing is, denim does better the less you wash it. And since I'm kind of a neat freak, with another 2 pairs for me to wear in the closet, I'd throw the ones I had just worn right into the wash. I was washing my jeans every single time I wore them making them wear more quickly thereby needing to be replaced faster. And that means that I was buying 3 more pairs of cheap jeans in pretty quick succession to replace the ones that would get holes around the back pockets where over-washing made the fabric weak. Then, one day, I decided I was going to treat myself to a nice pair of jeans. Nothing cheap but also nothing insane, just a nice mid-range pair of denim jeans. Forty or fifty bucks TOPS. When I realized how much better the fit of my slightly more expensive jeans was, I was in LOVE with them and all of the cheapies went to the donation box. Then I bought some jeans that were even a little more expensive. Still not insanely priced, but boy howdy were these even better! Over time I acquired a few pairs of my really nice jeans because suddenly my jeans were so comfortable that I could wear them ALL day. And AROUND THE HOUSE almost as comfortable in them as sweats. Since I had fewer pairs of jeans, I would be more careful not to dirty them and then wash them far less. This meant that they lasted so much longer and I had to purchase them less often. So by purchasing more expensive jeans, I actually started SAVING money in the long run. Isn't that kind of crazy? In fact, when I was in the process of moving last month, ding-dong me packed away ALL of my jeans except for one pair. I literally wore the same pair of jeans for a full week, day after day after day and I remember thinking 4 or 5 days in that this was brilliant. They weren't all weird and stretched out, they didn't feel dirty, they were just perfect. Ah. The joy of finding the perfect jeans, am I right? :) And now you're all, what the heck, lady? I came here for soap and you're talking jeans? Yep. And does one segue into the other? Only a little bit, if I'm being honest... you see these days I'm also occasionally creating things that utilize more expensive materials but not just for the sake of spending more... for the sake of making things that are ultra luxurious. I've had in my head for AGES to make a gold-flecked soap using gold leaf. And I straight up made one single bar a few years back and I LOVED it. It did get used on the rare occasion and after a good number of months, perhaps a year, even, the gold leaf turned kind of green. But wouldn't you know that I got TONS of compliments on that gorgeous bar of soap? But gold leaf ain't cheap... And so today I decided to throw gold leaf into the wind and hopefully have it fall into my newly poured soap molds. Not really. I was a lot more careful than that but it sounded cool to say :) Now, this soap will not look pretty forever. After you get it wet and start using it the gold leaf inside of it will sort of turn green-ish with time. But the gold leaf should not mess up your skin, it will just sort of rub and wash away with the soap as you use it. I wouldn't normally use this fancy of a soap in the shower because that just seems a little over-luxurious for me (though I did test a bar in the shower to see if the gold leaf made a big ol' mess *spoiler, it did not), but I would totally make this soap as a gift for somebody else to luxuriate and gold up the shower if they wanted to. Because what in the heck do I care what you do with a gift? :) But my 2 remaining gold flecked soap bars will all be guest soaps that will mostly be kept in the bathroom for looks. You know, the kind that sits next to the hall bathroom sink but is NEVER to be used by residents. Guests ONLY. :) Done with the gab? Ah, I've clean talked myself out so let's move on... A QUICK NOTE! SOME GOLD LEAF MIGHT CHANGE FROM THE LOVELY METALLIC TO AN UGLIER COLOR MORE QUICKLY THAN OTHERS. BE SURE TO RUN A TEST BAR AT LEAST A WEEK (A MONTH IS BETTER) IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE THAT THE GOLD LEAF YOU ARE USING REMAINS PRETTY! How to make lux gold flecked soaps that will be the envy of every house guest you have over. For this project you will need: Melt and Pour Suspending Soap Base Silicone Soap Mold Loose Gold Leaf Flakes Microwave Glass Measuring Cups First and foremost the type of melt and pour soap base is going

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