I have been scouring Pinterest for an EASY DIY Soap Favor for months… I never really decided on a recipe so I just settled on buying some organic soap at the Dublin City food co-op and attempted to melt it down in the microwave.
Let’s just say that did not work….And I got that brilliant idea from Pinterest. I figured hey, if this could work with a bar of Ivory, it should work with this good-for-you organic stuff.
Wrong! It just got burnt and smoked. ha. So I gave it up until I was stateside because you can’t get melt-and-pour soap across the pond very easily. There aren’t any good craft stores over there. I am seriously going through withdrawal!
There is no such thing as Michael’s! How can one survive??!! I’m really not sure.
So today I’m sharing the EASIEST DIY Soap Favor ever. You could simply large batch this for a wedding or shower favor, and your guests will love it!
I spent only $19 on all the stuff from Michael’s and that was without one of their coupons.
- Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
- Soap Mold (I got a cheap one from Michael’s but Etsy has some AWESOME ones too.)
- Dried Lavender
- Essential Oils (You can use essential or fragrance oils…I used doTERRA essential oils because they’re currently my new obsession)
- Glass Bowl
Step 1: Decide how much soap to use and chop it up using a sharp knife. The melt-and-pour is already scored so it was super easy. For the 4 bars I made, I melted 12 ounces of soap.
Step 2: Put the soap into a glass bowl and melt it in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it’s a liquid consistency. Stir in between intervals.
Step 3: Use the calculator below to determine how much essential oil to add. The possibilities are endless…
I used doTERRA Lavender and On Guard essential oils. Lavender is calming/moisturizing to the skin and On Guard is a blend that kills germs and is great for cold and flu season. You can determine how much essential oil to use in your recipe by clicking this link for a calculator. I liked this calculator because it gave me the amounts for a light, medium, or strong scent.
Step 4: Measure and dump in your ingredients… For the dried lavender I just eye-balled it.
Step 5: Stir it all up.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into the mold and allow to cure for about 60 minutes or so. If you’re unsure if it’s done, you can leave it overnight (that’s what I did).
Step 7: Flip the mold over and press the soap out carefully.
That’s it! I think these would look great wrapped in kraft paper and tied with ribbon or baker’s twine in the color of your choice.
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