Thursday, 29 August 2013

DIY Soap


DIY Soap

You will need:

Glycerine 

Oats, honey, ginger (one teaspoon of honey to 2 teaspoons of oats and ginger)

Camomile tea (one teaspoon)

Cinnamon (ground) and cloves (two teaspoons of cinnamon and a sprinkle of cloves)

Honey and ginger (one teaspoon honey to two teaspoons of ginger)

I actually used Manuka honey in mine (although super pricey!) I thought would make it an extra special treat for your skin!

I had no idea soap making was so easy or so much fun! I tried to attempt soap making back when I saw a pin on Pinterest about it. Foolishly I took 'glycerine' to mean the little bottles of it you get in the baking aisle of the supermarket, very wrong! In fact you need a whole different type of glycerine which you can buy here.

The method could not be more easy, simply find some old containers (a cream cheese pot or yogurt tub) or if you have them to hand some small tupperware (mine is from IKEA).


Line your containers with petroleum jelly (Vaseline)

Melt the glycerine in the microwave stopping and stirring every 15-30 seconds until completely melted. Pour glycerine into the container one at a time and mix with whichever flavour soap you are trying to make!


Leave for two hours until set. loosen edges with a knife, turn upside down and pop out!


I was really impressed with how they turned out for a first attempted and am already thinking up some different flavours.  I love the fact that they are all made of natural ingredients and think they would make the cutest gifts too!

What are your favourite soap flavours? Would you attempt to make your own?

14 comments:

jannatul rahamoni said...

OMG! Thanks for this awesome diy

Globalmouse said...

Great idea and looks real straightforward too...I'm already thinking of a few people who might now be getting soap for Christmas!!

Alice said...

I am so going to try this! I fancy lavender and honey :)

Aimee R said...

So cool! I've wanted to try making my own soap for such a long time but always thought it might be a bit messy and complicated. It actually looks really fun and easy to do and I love the sound of the ingredients you've used. Especially Manuka honey, although I'm not sure I can afford that!

Hurrah for gin said...

You make it sound so easy! Such a great present idea :)

fritha strickland said...

it really is though! simplest DIY I've ever done! x

fritha strickland said...

I thought that too initially! And yes totally know what you mean with the Manuka! We have some in the house for illness mostly (it's great for a cough) but Tom nearly fainted at the price!! x

fritha strickland said...

that's a great combo! There is so much lavender near me, I must try that too x

fritha strickland said...

thanks Nichola! Yes perfect gifts right? x

fritha strickland said...

no problems! x

andrea hornbuckle said...

This is great! Will definately give it a go. Thanks! xxx

Aimee R said...

ooh yes, it's excellent stuff and definitely worth the money. My friend used it on her skin to heal a burn and it had almost disappeared within a week! Anyway, I'm definitely gonna try this out and I'll let you know how I get on :-)

Andy said...

Very interesting. I didn't know that making soap was so easy. Thanks for following, I am glad to connect!


Andy
BackpackingDiplomacy.com

Bunnypudding said...

Oooh I feel a project coming on! Great post, thankies :)

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