Saturday, December 21, 2013
It is getting down to the wire for us with projects and baking. It just wouldn't be normal for me if I actually didn't have too much to do! And then things start happening...like my computer is being weird and I don't like it, then last night the microwave stopped working in the middle of our bake-off. I have mixed feelings about replacing it, do I really need a microwave? Does everyone have a microwave? I don't know, we'll see what happens. Ok - back to the soap... now you know why my family tells me I get distracted easily, yep, I do - haha!!
Goats milk glycerin base soap (I got mine at Michael's)
Essential oil of your choice
Herbs or flowers, dried
Soap coloring (optional)
Melt the soap base in a pan on the stove over low-medium heat or use a microwaveable bowl and heat in 30 second increments until it's melted. Add about a dropper of essential oil or about 20 drops. I used lemon, orange and peppermint. My combinations were lemon and lavendar, rosemary and orange, peppermint by itself.
Stir in herbs with a wooden spoon, rosemary or lavender flowers smell and look beautiful. You can give them a rough chop if you want smaller pieces. I also used some soap coloring for some of the soap, otherwise white is pretty too.
Pour the melted soap base into plastic molds or cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
Let harden for at least a couple of hours and gently remove from the mold.
We wrapped ours with plain brown paper, added a homemade tag and pretty little bow.
Have fun and get the kids involved - this is a great project and the soap is wonderful!
~ Simply Tammi
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