I have been making homemade soap for the past few years and one thing I’ve realised is there’s no right or wrong way. You can use all kinds of essential oils, moulds, soap bases and soap colourings. Whatever floats your boat will work and that’s the beauty of making soap. Of course, if it all goes wrong, it’s so easy to melt the soap base back down and start again!
With Christmas slowly sneaking up on us, it’s a great time to start preparing your gift list for friends and family. I always make my own gifts for friends as you guarantee that personal touch and can tailor it to that individual.
The easiest soap to make is melt and pour. It’s simple to use and you don’t have to wear protective clothing or goggles (bonus). It’s readily available in most craft stores and online and it goes a long way.
So today I’m going to share with you a really easy way to make a lovely looking soap, which won’t take up too much of your time or cost the Earth! It isn’t overly complicated and doesn’t require a degree in chemistry to make it.
here's what you'll need...
- A Soap Mould
- Melt and Pour Soap Base: I use goat’s milk soap base because it hydrates your skin, but you can use any kind of melt and pour soap that works for you. (I used 700g to fit my mould)
- Lavender Essential Oil: You can use any type of essential oil or cosmetic fragrance oil that is suitable for skin.
- A large knife for cutting the soap
- A fork
- A microwavable jug
- Weighing scales
- A microwave
- Dried Lavender (optional)
- Purple Soap Colouring (I got mine from Hobby Craft, again this is optional)
- Hessian and string for decoration (optional)