Close your eyes and imagine with me.
Wait. Open your eyes. I want you to imagine something specific. Sorry.
Alright. Ready? Good!
Imagine you have a nasty cold. You unexpectedly have to sneeze and there's no time to grab a tissue, so you sneeze into your hands. Pull your hands away.
They're full of thick, clear snot. It's the most disgusting thing you've seen all week.
Now imagine that handful of snot combined with fresh egg whites. Gross, isn't it? Whale snot, that's what you should be imagining.
So who forgot to tell me that that's what the inside of an aloe vera leaf is filled with? ALL OF YOU, THAT'S WHO.
Thanks a lot.
I made soap yesterday. It was fun right up to the point where I had to scoop the gel from the insides of the aloe leaves. All the instructions I read said it was best done with a spoon. Guess what? They LIED. It's best done with your thumbnail. Know why?
BECAUSE THE SPOON SLIPS OUT OF YOUR SLIMY, WHALE SNOT-FILLED HAND ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE FIRST LEAF. THAT'S WHY.
No. I didn't get any pictures. Taking a photo with my wee, cute phone while handling whale snot was not an option. So sorry.
I'M NOT SORRY.
The soap? Yeah. It'll be ready to use in about a month. You heard me - a month. So since I can't actually USE the soap for four weeks, I'm stuck looking at it till it cures. See?
Any idea what else I can do with aloe vera leaves? Because I got a cup worth from a small part of the whale snot plant and need to use it for something else now. Maybe something with immediate results. Help!
Until I write again ...