My mom and I had the chance to make soap over my winter break. There are tons of different ways that you can make your own soap; we opted for the glycerin version, which is the "easy" way. We still had a lot of fun and I wanted to show you all the process!
- glycerin (which you can buy here)
- loose tea, oats, lemon/orange peels, or an exfoliant of your choice
- mold (red solo cups, old milk cartons, shallow glass dishes, etc. *do not use egg cartons, we tried it and the glycerin melted through!)
- measuring cup
- deep pot
- essential oils for extra scents
*As you can see above, the surviving mold ended up being the red solo cups! Egg cartons had styrofoam that was too thin, so we ended up using the cups instead.
- Boil about two inches of water in the pot.
- Add one pound of glycerin to a measuring cup, place cup in boiling pot, cover. Tend to the glycerin every few minutes until it's completely liquid.
- While this boils, decorate your molds! We used red solo cups and sprinkled flowers, lemon zest, ground tea leaves, oats, and sliced orange rinds. Get creative!
- After the glycerin is melted, pour it into the molds.
- Let it set in the mold for an hour.
- Then move to freezer for another hour.
- Pop out of the mold and enjoy!
These little soaps make great presents for your loved ones. You can customize it with flowers depending on their astrological sign or simply their favorite plants! This recipe was adapted from HelloGlow's DIY book, but you can also browse their site here.
Enjoy and have fun! Feel free to tag me in photos of your soaps.