Post # 1
With less than three months to the wedding, I thought I should go ahead and knock this project out. I bought a 10lb tub of glycerin soap at Michael’s with a 50% off coupon which made the soap $9.99. Each soap bar is 4ounces so that amounted to around $0.25 per bar which is WAY cheaper than what the vendors on etsy and craft show vendors were asking!
This is my first batch, I made it with the glycerin soap and then ground oatmeal up in my food processor. They turned out fantastic! I am including two bars of soap in each bag, an oatmeal soap bar and then a cucumber melon soap bar.
Once they lay out for a week or so, I’ll package them up and add a picture of that below!
Post # 3
Do you have the step by step for this? Did you add any scent to it? Love your soap project. What a thoughtful idea to put into your guests bags. Much better than hotel soap )
Post # 4
@Drenaud8: These bars I left unscented and uncolored since the oatmeal turns the bars a nice beige color. Also, since I am making two bars for each bag, I wanted to leave one a natural bar in case anyone has sensitive skin. The only soap bar I am including will have a green colorant, as well as, a cucumber melon scent. If you wanted to add a colorant or a scent/oil, the directions on how much to add are directly on the container!
The steps that I followed were based off what was on the glycerin soap that I purchased at Michael’s. The soap that I used is called a “Melt and Pour” soap, but if you wanted to make it from scratch, that is possible too. I just did not want to deal with the chemicals involved when you make it all the way from scratch.
The directions on my soap state:
1) Remove soap from storage container by pulling the sides away from the soap to break the air seal, invert, and depress the base.
2)Heat desired amount in microwave for 30seconds on high and then 10second invervals until melted. (I used the Wilton Mini Loaf pan to pour my soap into and each mold is 4ounces, I was making eight at a time so I cut off 32 ounces and melted in a glass bowl. Be sure to spray or coat whatever you are pouring the soap into, I just sprayed Pam on it and the soaps slid right out without a waxey residue on them!)
3) Add your favorite color and fragrence. Pour into the mold and let cool at least 40minutes. Apply gentle pressure to back of mold to release. (I used a food processor to grind up the oatmeal. I’m not sure of the exact amount of oatmeal I used, I just eye balled it. Make sure to not over grind the oatmeal because it will turn to flour, lol)
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions! It was actually really fun to do. Just remember if you add anything to your soap, to continue stirring the soap until the oatmeal or colorant is completely mixed, otherwise it will float to te bottom of your mold and not mix completely!
Post # 5
awesome!!!! love this idea!!!