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Reindeer M&P soap

I wasn't really planning to do any M&P soap for Xmas time, but... I received an adorable silicon mould to make reindeer-shaped ice cubes from my friend Nora.
In addition, knowing my love for candle making, my husband Massi, suggested me to use the mould to do reindeer-shaped floating candles (that I'll certainly do later on, and NO I won't be using the mould for cooking anymore!).


Few nights ago I couldn't really manage to sleep...to avoid getting stress by this, I decided to start thinking about something positive and nice, and came up with this idea: Reindeer M&P soap!!!

It's white and red, full of glitters and with a reindeer in the middle of each slice: very Xmast-ish indeed!
M&P base is always the same kind as for the other soaps, the soap is delicately amber scented, and each reindeer is coloured with Fairy Red mica, that shouldn't bleed!!!  



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A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

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