Heather Holland Wheaton is busy working on Deathbed of Roses, so I'm filling in. Just because I'm a fictional character doesn't mean I can't post on a blog—and I'm not the only fictional character doing this—just check out Killer Characters. Expect to see a bunch of posts from me—and Sammy, Maggie and maybe Socrates—although he's a fictional dog—I'm not sure how that's going to work.
Anyway, on with my post.
I don't know about you, but I HATE using the liquid soap found in public restrooms. It dries out my hands and smells so…institutional. And I refuse to use antibacterial lotion that makes you smell like you just downed a couple shots of cheap gin—and also does a nasty number on your skin.
So I've started making what I call Singles—just enough soap for one delightful hand washing that I can take with me anywhere. And they're super easy to make.
If you do this with freshly made/freshly cut soap when it's still soft, you can roll the curl around a bamboo skewer and make a little soap bead. This is incredibly labor intensive, but the end result is cute and you can fit more Singles into a smaller container.
I carry my Singles in a silver tin that I found at a 99₵ store—but Altoids containers work well too. Upcycle!
Singles also make great guest soap. I keep a dish of them in the bathroom at Maxwell's. Derrick, the UPS guy loves them.
Heather and I are giving away tins of Soap Singles (in assorted fragrances) to five followers of The Haley Maxwell Soap Making Mysteries.
If you're already a follower, just send an email with the subject 'Gimme Singles' to HeatherHollandWheaton@gmail.com by midnight March 7th, 2014. We'll randomly choose five winners and announce who they are on March 8th.
If you're not a follower, just sign up with one of the handy gadgets on the right.
That's all for now—looks like Heather has me scheduled to go to Joyce's Costello's funeral. Being a fictional character, I can't say no.