Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Making Your Own Soap

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My husband has been wanting to make soap for a long time, so we finally tried it out.  We began by ordering a kit from ChelseasSoapGarden. You can get the Basil, Sage, Mint kit or the Lavender Hibiscus kit. 

Each kit includes soap base (in either shea butter or goat's milk), coloring, soap fragrance, essential oil, vitamin E, and dried leaves or flowers.

Begin by cutting up the soap and slowly melting in either a double boiler or in the microwave.

Be sure not to heat too quickly or it will ruin the soap.

Gently whisk in coloring, trying not to create bubbles.

Add fragrance and/or essential oils.

Pour into molds. A mold comes in the kit, but the mold shown here is not it. We also added a slice of luffa sponge to each bar to create an exfoliating soap.

Top with dried leaves or flowers.  Alternatively, you could put the dried flowers or leaves on the bottom of the mold before pouring in the soap.

Let harden overnight and pop out of the molds. The soaps in this photo that are not square are the ones that used the mold in the kit.

It's really as simple as that!  Give it a try.

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