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A Lemon a Day

I learned in testing the new Lemon Scrub I’m experimenting with that a lemon scrub a day brings the ants to play.  Meh.  Every sugar scrub that I have made before has soap in it in some form, until the Lemon Scrub.  I never thought that leaving soap and extra glycerin out may be an ant deterrent.  Who knew?!  *bewildered shrug* I’ve never had such a watery and loose scrub before, so maybe that’s why it’s so attractive.  Or it could be because it’s so stinking cold when insects think it’s time to become active.  We seldom ever have trouble with ants thankfully, but holy smokes!  This definitely made up for it.  There were so many ants covering the lid of my jar that it looked like a moving black lid instead of bright white.  *cracking up*  I admit that I love the smell enough that I think I’ll just use the scent in my regular scrub recipe and use that for my Summer scrub instead.  Good thing that I have set myself a minimum of 2 weeks of testing now (after the Worms in Dirt issues lol).  As much as I was startled by our ants, I would be positively mortified if it had happened to a customer.  It makes sense that the soap in my previous versions of scrub deterred the ants.  I mean, we obliterate ant trails with dish soap and it stops and/or kills them, so it’s logical in retrospect.  It’s funny how things always make sense when you look back at the mistakes.  *grin* 

 

On a secondary note Slimer, the attempted leg gel, is now gone.  I caught Larry playing with it, making it plop around, and that just iced the cake for me.  *cracking up*  I can’t make up my mind if I really want to give it another shot.  Of course, Silly Putty wasn’t suppose to be a toy when it was accidentally created, either.  (Cue the “Weird Science” song.) 

 

I guess my misadventures will help any of the DIY readers.  If you want to make your own scrub, add some melted soap to the mixture.  *laugh*  And, no matter what others tell you, don’t add cornstarch to Aloe unless you want something to play with.  Maybe if I scent a blob of it with Bubblegum FO I could have a best selling non-toxic toy on the market.  *impish grin*

About Georgia's Pampering

I have a tiny bath and body business. I focus on pampering with natural benefits, but also love to create some whimsical products too. I share about the creation process, new products, and other topics that matter to me.

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