Soap Fun

Great for a themed bathroom or kids.
The goat milk has a very elegant look.

Soap making is an idea that gives over and over again making it a 5 star activity in my eyes.  Soap is fun to make for your own use and for gifts.  The first time we made soap we used a kit we had purchased on Amazon.  I love kits as they make a new activities easy to do.  The directions included using a double broiler to melt the wax.  Through the years we’ve refined the process, thanks to  Pinterest,  and now we melt the soap in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave.  We’ve made goats milk soap and glycerin soap.  Both pretty options.  Let’s get started!

 

 

Ingredients needed:

Soap base.  Soap base for making soap can be purchased easily from Amazon.  The soap comes in large blocks, 2 pounds usually and is scored for easy cutting.  Look for glycerin for the clear soap and organic/plain goat milk.

Mold for soap.

Color Dye for soap. Essential oils or scents.

Instructions:

Cut scored soap base into small chunks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move cut cubes to pyrex cup.

 

Put cup into microwave. Do 1 minute bursts.
Stir after 1 minute burst in microwave until melted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add color and fragrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to stir and then pour into a soap mold.

This mold can be used for soap or for brownies.

There are several molds available on Amazon.  Look around your house you might have a silicone mold that you’ve used for baking.

If using a soap base put the mold in the freezer for 10 minutes.  If using glycerine the soap will just harden.  Give a good amount of time, 4-6 hours and then un-mold.  You have soap ready to use or gift!

Tip 1:

Gifting the soap is a fun way to personalize the soap.  Look for flowers or plastic animals to put in the soap.

Tip 2:

When making the soap think about the scent.  Aromatherapy is a fun way to preselect the scent and stimulate your senses.  Line up 2-4 scents and smell them.  Put them in a cotton ball and really smell them.  Try to select the scent you like the best.

Tip 3:

The flowers are beautiful and smell so good.

Purchasing dried flowers is such a fun adventure.  I ordered some organic flowers from Amazon and was so impressed with the flowers and the packaging.  Also, the flowers are kosher certified..

 

 

 

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