The best part about making your own soap is that it’s the easiest cleanup you’ll have from a DIY. That is because there is absolutely no cleanup from making soap. After all, anything you use to mix or create the soap is essentially being washed while you create it! I’m ashamed to admit this took me a minute to figure out as I was borrowing a bowl from a friend & was nervous I’d get it filthy from the project. Of course I intended to wash it before I gave it back but then I realized, duh!, all I’d have to do was rinse it. Yes a bit of an “ah-ha” moment for me but just another incentive for you all to create this DIY! In less than 5 minutes you can have the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a housewarming present, or a delightful new addition to your home. Feel free to mix & match scents, colors, & add-ons to your liking. The best part? You can get at least 9 bars of soap out of the soap base linked below & I love to use the leftover oil on my skin–it leaves you smelling amazing & super soft!
What You’ll Need:
Step 1: Place 1/2 lb soap base in microwavable mixing bowl. Melt for 60 seconds followed by a quick stir.
Step 2: Add 2 droppers full of fragrance to the mixture & stir to incorporate fully. Quickly pour soap into molds until completely full. Sprinkle lavender buds over top of soap.
Step 3: Let soap sit until completely hardened (roughly 1 hour in refrigerator or 6-8 hours room temperature).
Other great homemade soap combinations are: lemon zest oil + rose petals, lavender oil+ oatmeal, peppermint oil with a red swirl, & orange oil with orange zest.