Create your dreams every day...

Create your dreams every day...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Good, Clean Fun!

I didn't know it would be so easy to make soap. I've often thought about learning how and investing in the equipment before, but it always seemed so time consuming and complicated....until I saw this pin on Pinterest. I know, Pinterest gets me into all sorts of stuff, doesn't it? At least it is always good, clean fun! And, when I see a new project that looks interesting or fun to do, I get very impatient to try it out.
So, off to Hobby Lobby I went to pick up a few supplies that I didn't have. A how-to book, a mold, some glycerin soap (it comes in large blocks that you can cut up), goat's milk soap, shea butter soap, and a few essential oils found their way into my basket. This was going to be so much fun!
The book I found was very helpful, explaining all of the steps in detail. Basically, you melt the soap pieces in the microwave and add scented oils, herbs, and/or whatever you want to personalize your soap. Then, just pour it into your selected molds. I chose one soap mold and one mini cake pan. With one batch I got bold and tried layering, mainly because it looked so cool. They both worked out great and were the perfect size.

After the soap mixture sets a bit it is ready to pop out of the molds. I made Lemon Bars with Sea Salt, Lemon Poppy Seed, and Lemon & Almond bars. Sounds like cake recipes, doesn't it?

I wrapped them up in saran wrap and then dressed them up with some craft paper...they're now ready to share with family and friends.

If you are interested in making soap for yourself or for some fun gifts to give to your friends, you can find several different posts on Pinterest.

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