I finally took the plunge and learned how to make handmade soap. I’ve wanted to do this for so long, but it seemed too complicated and overwhelming. NOT!!! This was the easiest project ever and A.J. enjoyed it, too!
Trisha at Two Big, Two Little inspired me to “just do it already!” Once I saw there were kits for this with instructions, I knew that I could do this sooner than later.
I ordered my kit from Lorann Oils. The evening it came, I made a test bar before involving A.J. I used a pipe cleaner with alphabet beads to spell his name. It turned out pretty well for my first attempt.
The instructions are simple and they come with the kit. Here is a simple version:
1. Cut glycerine bar into 1/2 inch chunks (You don’t have to cut the whole block, just enough to make the amount of soap that you want.)
2. Place chunks in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
3. Make sure it melts, you may have to heat and stir for another 10 seconds.
4. Add color (if desired) and essential oil fragrance.
5. Pour into a mold and let set for about 40 minutes and you’re done. (You can add trinkets ect. to the soap by pouring half into the mold, adding your trinket, then pouring more liquid into the mold.)
A.J. helped by choosing what he wanted to add to the soap. I gave him a choice of coins and foam sea creatures. He chose the money. He also placed the cut pieces into the container, added the coloring, and stirred the mixture. Melt and pour soap making requires adult supervision. The soap is really hot when you first remove it from the microwave.
The kit comes with lavender and cucumber melon fragrances. We’ve only used the melon so far and it smells divine.
Pray, Persist, & Prosper!