right........ these golden nuggets of reindeer magic were not part of my initial plans - they were intended to be something entirely different but as my year would go according to its own plan ( not going as i planned) they would wind up completely wrong and i was left standing there saying "OH SHIT" ..... then it hit me. not the soap, but the idea. It looks like poop. its poop. everything is poop, my whole year is poop, this soap - yep, this soap is now poop too. all the poops. ive learned to depend on humor to get me through some super tough times and I definitely consider humor a survival skill at this point.. so I embraced how “ crappy” this soap looked and made it legit. A little time and effort turned what would have been a big mistake into one of my favorite things I made this whole season.
I pulled up my sleeves and slapped on some gloves and i cooked/rebatched more soap than i think ive ever rebatched at one time. i added sugar, vanilla and myrrh to an already frankincense batch and cooked this pot of slop until it smelled absolutely incredible. and then.. i cut, ground, smashed, and hand molded hundreds of these things. i pretty much laughed the entire time.