The best part about making your own soap is that it’s the easiest cleanup you’ll have from a DIY. That is because there is absolutely no cleanup from making soap. After all, anything you use to mix or create the soap is essentially being washed while you create it! I’m ashamed to admit this took me a minute to figure out as I was borrowing a bowl from a friend and was nervous I’d get it filthy from the project. Of course I intended to wash it before I gave it back but then I realized, duh!, all I’d have to do was rinse it. Yes a bit of an “ah-ha” moment for me but just another incentive for you all to create this DIY!
In less than 5 minutes you can have the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a housewarming present, or a delightful new addition to your home. Feel free to mix and match scents, colors, and add-ons to your liking. The best part? You can get at least 9 bars of soap out of the soap base linked below and I love to use the leftover oil on my skin–it leaves you smelling amazing & super soft!
What You’ll Need:
Step 1: Place 1/2 lb soap base in microwavable mixing bowl. Melt for 60 seconds followed by a quick stir.
Step 2: Add 2 droppers full of fragrance to the mixture & stir to incorporate fully. Quickly pour soap into molds until completely full. Sprinkle lavender buds over top of soap.
Step 3: Let soap sit until completely hardened (roughly 1 hour in refrigerator or 6-8 hours room temperature).
Other great homemade soap combinations are: lemon zest oil + rose petals, lavender oil+ oatmeal, peppermint oil with a red swirl, and orange oil with orange zest.
About the Contributor
Caitlin is the founder of Chicago based lifestyle web publication Public Lives, Secret Recipes which specializes in recipe development, DIY tutorials, fashion posts, & much more. Aside from the blog, Caitlin is the founder of Krispops, a crisped rice cake pop company, that you can order online! Be sure to shop Krispops here & follow PLSR on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, & Pinterest!