Simple Soap

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This is too easy!  Am I doing something wrong?  There is lots of soap-making advice out there, but here’s how I made my melt & pour soaps.  I got all of my supplies from Brambleberry Soapmaking Supplies.  I think having high quality ingredients is essential here.  I packaged mine in glassine envelopes and plan to make some nice stickers for the back.  Creature Comforts has another lovely way to package your soaps in pretty paper.

Supplies:

  • Melting base (clear glycerin, shea, aloe, goat’s milk or any combination of bases)
  • Fragrance Oil
  • Coloring (optional)
  • Mixing Cup (microwave-safe and with pouring spout)
  • Small spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • Chopsticks or whisk for stirring
  • Eyedroppers (I used medicine dispensers)
  • Sharp knife
  • Soap Molds or silicone cupcake tray (that you plan not to use for food again)

Here are the ingredients that I used: for the bee bar I used goat’s milk and honey bases, oatmeal milk & honey oil mixture, ginseng, and yellow coloring.  For the blue bars I used aloe and white bases, spearmint eucalyptus fragrance, ginseng,  and blue and green colorings.

Step #1:  Cut amount of soap base(s) needed and melt in the microwave (try 30 seconds).

Step #2: Add color, fragrance, and any extracts one drop at a time until you get the desired effect.

Step #3: Carefully pour mixture into molds and tap mold gently to release bubbles.  If any are on the top, you can spray with the alcohol (I didn’t have any around the house, so I had some tiny little bubbles on the bottom of my bars).

Step #4: Allow to dry for several hours then release from mold by gently bending and tapping.  Now go give some soap to all your smelly friends!

Don’t have the time or inclination to make soap?  Buy some from one of my favorite Etsy shops, 4th Ave Soap Co.

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