I love homemade soap. I mean, I REALLY love it. Something about it seems to luxurious and incredibly special to me. Am I the only one? I will easily spend 5 or 6 dollars on a small soap, but you definitely wouldn't find me spending that much on store bought bars. There's a difference! This of course, isn't the most frugal way to spend extra money when bars don't really last that long. Sitting in the shower, even in a little plastic box they get all dried up, break apart, or just dissolve down the drain. No good. I've thought seriously about trying to make my own, but the process makes me a little nervous. I need someone to sit with me and show me how to do it step-by-step. (Any one wanna volunteer?) I've read tons of different methods, but I'm having a little trouble wrapping my head around it all.
So, where do I go from here?
Well I have found the EASIEST way to stretch my precious soaps. You aren't gonna believe how easy this is!
The instructions are simple. Boil 1 gallon of water and grate your favorite soap to add in. Mix until completely dissolved. Let cool overnight. Once cooled you have an entire gallon of soap to bottle and use as you wish! This would make beautiful gifts, or even decor to leave out in a bathroom.
For this batch, I used Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile soap. I didn't have any homemade on hand, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to what kind of soap you could make. How about even mixing two of your favorite scents together? You could even add essential oils or fragrances too. It would even be a fun older kids projects to do and they could make gifts for friends and teachers!
Want to pamper yourself even more? Try making this Gardener Hand Scrub!
Which version of home made bath soap do you wanna make first? What are some cool containers you would hold your soap in?
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