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« on: December 13, 2008 09:57:10 AM »

I don't remember who posted them last year or so, but I thank you because it was a great idea.  I found a Canadian supplier for the items I needed that I was happy with, since I can't find soap making products in the local craft stores, and Michaels is not close enough - www.canwax.com (they carry lots of items for soap/lotions, and candlemaking if you need a supplier in Canada).

I made them by wrapping and taping plastic wrap around the loofah, as opposed to placing the loofah into a mold and pouring soap around it.  I was very happy with the results.  I was out of blue dye, so had to make due with red and yellow - but that is OK, because I used scents with a bit of citrus undertone, and they came out looking like lemon and grapefruit slices.

They are now wrapped in cellophane and resting nicely inside some glass vases I etched, for gifts for some girlfriends.  Some are in stockings for others too.

I had some leftover soap too and made mini soaps with some leaf molds I had from Crate and Barrel.






Here they are packed - I wanted to make some bath bombs, and fizzies, but just did not have time (get together is tonight for our gift exchange), so I used tissue paper as filler.  I actually repackaged it, with coloured paper, as you can't see the etching with the white paper.

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008 10:27:38 AM »

wow i really love those!! good idea to whoever provided it. would love to see pictures after the colour change to see the etching!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008 10:38:29 AM »

they look great!
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008 11:27:43 AM »

awesome!  I just made some grapefruit loofah soap myself.  I like your technique, with pouring the soap in the loofah and not just around it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008 01:40:24 PM »

Ooh! These look awsome! But for some reason to me they look like tomatoes. The yellow ones look like green ones. That's not a bad thing though cuz Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorite movies ever. :-}
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008 09:01:24 PM »

Very cute! I totally thought they were lemon slices from the thumbnail. Did you have any trouble cutting the loofah into pieces? I think that was the hardest part when I did these...next time I will use an electric knife or get my brother to do it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008 09:47:24 PM »

Thanks everyone.  Oddly enough, I feel thirsty every time I see the pictures, and can just imagine a slice of them floating in some water, they look so citrusy.

Actually, I was amazed at how easy they were to slice, even with the loofah.  I waited until they were pretty solid, but still not fully hardened - still a faint warmth, so they sliced nicely, and I used one of my Santoku knives, so there was no sticking at all.  I thought the loofah may be hard too, but the knife went through everything with just moderate pressure.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008 04:33:20 AM »

wonderfull
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009 11:46:47 PM »

Congrats on being a Featured Project for Quarter 4 of 2008!
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009 06:03:05 PM »

Pretty!  They look like lemons and grape fruits!  LOL.
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