I’m always so intrigued when I see soap stands at the farmer’s markets. Smelling ALL the soaps. Holding up the line like no one’s business. So I figured I should start making some of my own. I went online, bought the ingredients and started. It’s so much easier than I thought it would be. There are a few different ways to make soap, but the method I used is super simple and quick.
After those two things, anything else you use is up to you!
To melt the soap mold, you can either create a double boiler on the oven or melt it in the microwave. If you use the microwave, make sure to heat it in 30 second intervals and stir the mixture in between.
Once you’ve melted your mold, let it cool for a few minutes, then mix the extras that you want! I made Shea Butter & Lavender, Lemon & Grapefruit, Vanilla Latte and Lemon Chia Seed. Here’s what I added to make each flavor:
Vanilla Latte: 10-15 drops of vanilla essential oil and 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
For the packaging, I had some leftover watercolor scraps that I cut into strips and I secured it to the back with washi tape. Super easy! I think tying fun fabric around the soap would be really cute as well. Or using twine and creating a bow. The options are endless really.
I hope that you try making some soap and have as much fun as I’m having! I’m sure I’ll be back soon with more concoctions. Because I just. can’t. stop.