My sisters birthday is this weekend and we're going over for dinner to celebrate. Gift giving isn't a big deal because she basically has what she wants or the means to get it. She also has a tendency to get pissy. Last year for Mother's Day Princess Bear (PB) gave her a tray of sweet pea starts for her garden. She got upset because she didn't want to have to plant them or worry about where to put them. Made me want to throttle her 30 different ways! So basically we just do a gesture gift and hope it doesn't create drama. My sister is a neurotic hand washing germaphobe. So PB and I decided to make her homemade hand soap. I have tons of Dr. Bronners bars of soap around. Easy peasy right? NO! As I was funneling it into the milk jug we were going to give her I jokingly looked at PB and said "Happy Birthday Aunt Kate! We made you snot!". It really looked like snot. The recipe I used said to use 1 gallon of distilled water and 2 grated bars of Dr. Bronners soap. Okey dokey. You heat the water to almost boiling and then stir in the grated soap. Mix until the soap has melted and let sit for 12-24 hours (stirring occasionally). Then you can add in whatever essential oils you'd like. At first it was SUPER watery and I thought it was never going to thicken. Fast forward about 6 hours and we had snot. I bottled up the snot and was hoping for the best. Well, I checked it this morning and it's gelled up even more. Color me so unhappy. So I went to that playground called pinterest and checked out DIY hand soap recipes on there. Most of them call for 1 gallon of water to 1 bar of soap. I'm wondering if I should try to get the gelled soap out of the milk jug and add it to a warm gallon of distilled water or just start all over again. UGH! I absolutely hate it when you try things that you've found online and they don't work well. Couldn't you update your blog post???? (The recipe I used was from a blog). Guess it's back to the drawing board!