Macaron soap? Yes, not only are macarons decadent French pastries, but now they can be luxurious hand soaps, too. Watch and learn how to create your own mini-sized, decadent macaron soaps. They smell amazing and make great party favors, too. Learn from us, though, and don't set these near the kitchen . . . They may get taste-tested by mistake.
Most bathroom soap these days are liquid, which, although certainly nice feeling and easy to use, requires a lot of plastic and other landfill-bound packaging for shipping. That's exactly why designer Nathalie Stämpfli decided to come up with a fun, elegant way to use eco-friendly bar soap instead. Her Soap Flakes Dispenser uses a grater to shave off pretty little soap flakes in a way that's smart and sanitary, so people don't get germs from sharing hand soap. Plus, it looks pretty cool. She also created a personal version of her soap flake maker with a cap, so you can store your soap in the shower without getting it soggy. Great ideas, and the sort of thing I'd like to see get wider distribution.
Is it me, or does there seem to be a profusion of soaps that look like actual edible food? I'm sure soapmakers have been crafting up these lifelike kinds of soaps for years, but now with the click of an Etsy button, DIY'ers from all around can share their "treats" with anyone who wants to take a so-called nibble. Some of these soaps are so delicately hand-crafted and staged for photography that they're disturbingly difficult to distinguish from the originals. It's time to do some crafting of your own. Can you spot the real deal from the fake?
You've probably heard that restaurant grease can be transformed into bio-diesel fuel, and now, a clever couple has added another layer to this concept by turning byproducts of that fuel into a hand soap. Intrigued?
The waste grease is obtained from the kitchens of Los Angeles restaurants. It's then distilled for car usage, resulting in glycerin, a perfect ingredient in making soap. Hence, Further Soap ($18.50) was born.
If you'd like to try this unique soap, which is scented with bergamot, olive, and exotic grasses, now's your perfect opportunity. On Earth Day, — that's today — if you purchase one bottle of Further Soap, you'll get one free. Perfect for the penny-pinching tree hugger in your life.
Well, these shapes certainly bring a new meaning to the phrase "hand soap." This realistic soap set ($12) is handmade of goat's milk glycerin. I look at them and see ghosts of my Cabbage Patch Dolls reaching out for help. What do you think? Are they cute or creepy? To see GiggleSugar's take, click here.