Saturday, February 25, 2012
Easy Homemade Soap
I've been making this easy melt-and-pour soap for a year now - and it's a huge hit! I use it at all of my sinks/showers - and it makes a great gift. I actually gave away a bunch of tiny heart-shaped bars today as baby shower favors! Plus, it smells really-really good. I use lavendar and rosemary - but you could play with the recipe and use different essential oils. You can also add dried lavendar and/or rosemary herbs/flowers if you have them - they look really pretty in the soap. My kids LOVE helping with this - and it makes it easier to get them to remember to wash their hands since they helped make it!
Here's what you need:
1 lb Melt-and-pour glycerin (you can find this at craft shops or online - you can find everything under the sun for soap-making at Organic Creations)
3/4 teaspoon Lavendar oil
1/4 teaspoon Rosemary oil
Mold (I use bar-shaped soap molds for big bars and silicone ice cube trays for little favor-sized soaps)
Spoon to stir
Here's what you do:
1. Cut the glycerin into small-ish pieces and place into pot.
2. Melt over medium heat - stirring occasionally.
3. Add oils (and dried herbs/flowers if using).
4. Pour melted mixture into molds.
5. Cool for a few hours (you can speed up this process by placing in the fridge).
6. It's extremely easy to clean up - since it's soap ;-) I just run warm water into the pot and wipe it with dish towel or sponge.
Posted by Shannon at 8:19 PM