Handmade Soap

I made some more soap!

This time I made the fragrance up myself. Neroli and geranium and it’s turned out lovely. I used 450g/1lb of SLS Free melt and pour soap base 3 tbs olive oil, 1/2 tsp of each of the essential oils and as its coming up to valentines day here in the UK, I used some fab heart shaped silicone cake cases I had for Christmas (and the microwave).

Soap copy

I’ll be taking these along with me to the regular Art and craft fair I do!


I made soap!

I’ve been thinking about making soap for a while, as I have quite sensitive skin. Even better now, you can buy melt and pour soap that is SLS free, which is a a nasty harsh ingredient, that is put in most cleaning agents and even bars of soap. I bought mine from Just a Soap, I already had some essential oils I could use.

I cut up the soap base into smallish pieces………

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and gradually melted it in the microwave at 30 second intervals and kept stirring it.

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Then when it had melted I added my essential oil and citrus peel I was using. I used vetiver with orange zest and rosemary oil with lemon zest.

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I used a large serving spoon to put it into the molds.

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When it is set you can pop it out of the mold and voila, you have soap!

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Because I’m me, I made pretty wrapping for some of them 🙂

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……….and yes, I am going to make more!