We made soap for the first time last week and it was SO MUCH FUN! I had no idea how easy it was to make and inexpensive! For some reason I thought it had to be done in a double boiler, mix ingredients, etc. We did the melt and pour type and now that I know how easy it is to make I want to make more! Different types of glycerin, different molds, colors, herbs and other add-ins….the possibilities are endless! And they would make great gifts!
To make your own you’ll need:
Glycerin (I bought a 2 lb. bag of opaque glycerin base for $6.99 and we didn’t even use half of it)
Glass measuring cups
Popsicle stick for stirring
I found everything I needed at Hobby Lobby. Place your bars of glycerin in the glass measuring cups and microwave on high 30 seconds at a time (stirring after each 30 seconds) until melted. Ours took about 45 seconds and we did 3 blocks at a time.
Add your colorings and scents….we used “apple” and stir. Kaylee loved mixing colors and stirring.
Aaron (who is 5) was able to pour the glycerin into the molds. He did a great job! Let stand for 1 hour, then pop out of the molds.
That’s it! They smell amazing and are so bright and colorful! We decided to save the rest of the supplies to use another day when these run out. We can’t wait to make more!