I’ve been wanting to make homemade soap for a while but the process of making lye soaps scares me. I found this easy cold soap method for homemade soap and played with it till I liked it. I added these fun kids toys into the soap so the kids would work hard to wash there hands and get their toys back!
All you need is
- Olive Oil suspension soap base
- Any Essential Oil you like – I used Bergamot Essential Oil (Good for dry skin and psoriasis), Tea Tree Oil ( a natural astringent)
- Shea Butter
- Silicone mold or soap molds
- kids toys
I made a few homemade soaps for the guest bathroom and the toy soaps for the boys, It was really quick and easy to do. I went to the toy room and grabbed some plastic movie character toys and put them in the soap tray mold.
Then I cut the soap base with a kitchen knife, not to worry “it cuts like butta!” I put the wax in a Pyrex measuring cup and microwaved it, I did 12 small bricks so it took 3- 4 minutes to melt it all. Then I put 5 or 6 drops of each essential oil and stirred it with a wooden skewer.
I poured the mixture into the molds and all of the characters stayed in place but Big Bird, he fell down and then floated to the top. I tried using a skewer to hold him down.
Let them sit until they become solid again. I put mine in the fridge so they were easier to pop out of the mold and they “dried” quicker. When you are sure they are solid you can give them to the kids. To get the toy back they now have to wash their hands…a lot!
Big Bird just makes me laugh he looks like Han Solo when he was frozen during one of the Star Wars movies.
So for mine I added 2 tablespoons of Shea Butter before I melted the wax. In another soap bar I added some oatmeal. Oatmeal is great for exfoliation. If you want to add things like oatmeal, glitter, flower petals then you have to make sure you get the suspension soap base or it will all sink to the bottom.
I also poured some into a silicone mold I bought at Ikea for $2 and made these for my guest bath.
I hope you will try making some fun soaps for your family, there are a million things you could put into them and make them fun for everyone!
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