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Topic: Miniature single-use guest/kiddie soaps  (Read 35715 times)
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« on: December 13, 2003 08:19:49 AM »

Let's face facts- even  the most beautiful molded soap loses its appeal once it gets used.  Worse, if you put the soggy soap back in the soap dish, it can gunk up the unused one too.  My solution: minature single-use soaps.  Use teeny tiny candy or soap molds (check under 'embedding' soap molds) to make tiny little colorful soaps.  Fill a soap bowl with the resulting soap confetti.   Guests can use them without guilt, and kids can be instructed to keep lathering until the duckie or doggie is all gone.

I used glycerin melt-and-pour soap plus soap coloring to make the soaps pictured here.  I found that  'embedding' soap, which has a higher melting point, lasts more than a single use, so you may want to avoid this type.  
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2003 01:04:02 PM »

That is a darn good idea!!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2003 05:16:48 PM »

Those are so cute and clever!
I would have the hardest time picking which one I would want to use!

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2003 07:27:59 PM »

What an awesome idea!! So clever and great gift ideas for people who love that kind of stuff!! Grin
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2003 12:39:59 PM »

OMGosh!!!!!  look at those turtles!!!!!!!  i can't believe i missed this post!

i absolutely love these!!!!!  my boy is always dropping my big soap into the tub & leaving it there.  my oldest girl can never figure out which soap she should use.  these are the perfect solution!!!!  

but where did you find turtle candy molds???
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2003 07:10:24 PM »

i love those... now i'm  thinking of sticking those tiny pieces onto a bigger piece of soap... or embedding them in some clear soap ~ do you think they'd melt?
The tiny molds are especially FOR the purpose of making soaps for embedding.  If you use embedding soap (higher melting temperature) they should be fine.  If you use regular melt-and-pour, I would pour in stages, and wait for the clear soap to be as cool as possible before you pour it.  
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2003 07:15:49 PM »

but where did you find turtle candy molds???[/color]

I found the molds on Ebay.  There are at least 6 listings right now for turtle soap or chocolate molds in various sizes.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2003 01:00:35 AM »

really really cute, I may have to make some to send to my neice
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2003 05:28:10 AM »

but where did you find turtle candy molds???[/color]

I found the molds on Ebay.  There are at least 6 listings right now for turtle soap or chocolate molds in various sizes.

ive found turtle molds on ebay too...but none as cute cute as those!!! i love those!!!!!!!!! i gotta find them! off to Ebay i go!

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2003 06:37:57 AM »

ohhhh - gawd bless ebay!!

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