Monday, August 5, 2013

Easy to make scented soap

Pretty soon (before you know it that is) it will be gift-giving season.  Why not be prepared and have some home made scented soaps to put in little gift baskets?  With the supplies so readily available in craft stores it’s easier than you may think to make your own scented soaps.

You will need:

Soap base (it comes in blocks in Shea, olive oil, glycerin, etc.)

Soap scents

Soap color dyes

Rectangle plastic soap mold

Glass bowl

Bamboo skewer for stirring

Microwave oven

Knife for cutting the soap cubes

1.     Gather your supplies. Cut the soap into small cubes.  They soap base is divided into sections.  I usually use about 12 cubes for three bars.

2.     Place the cubes in the bowl and microwave for 40 seconds on high.  Remove the bowl and stir.  Replace the bowl back in the microwave and heat for 10-second intervals, removing and stirring after each time until all the soap melts.

3.     Add drops of your scent of choice.  The amount depends upon your preferences. Stir. 

4.     Lastly add some drops of color and swirl.  Immediately pour into molds.  Let the molds stand until they are set.

5.     To easily remove the bars from the molds place the molds into the freezer for about 20 minutes.  They bars should pop out with no trouble.  Let the soaps sit till they reach room temperature and wrap with clear plastic wrap.

6.     If you would like to present your soaps in a decorative sleeve see Deco guest soap sleeve Be creative and add flowers like lavender and more.  

Note:  If someone you know has a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis you can purchase pharmaceutical grade tea tree oil at the drugstore to add to your soaps.  Please check the label on the bottle.

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1 comment:

  1. I think I will let you make this for me Crystal! Wink! LOL! Great idea ;o)


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