Make designer soap from soap scraps or hotel soap bars in less than an hour. This great gift idea requires no special equipment. Never again throw out old soap scraps or hotel bars. Instead, recycle them into new bars in 3 easy steps. Read below to learn how.
Equipment needed for making this great, easy soap gift made from scraps or hotel bars:
1. Loaf pan or pretty soap mold. An apple-shaped mold (photo above) can be purchased online from Ali Express for under $5 at:
3. Double boiler, or a makeshift double boiler as seen at: http://tipnut.com/double-boiler/
How to make gift soap from scraps or hotel bars, easy as 1-2-3:
1. Place old soap scraps or hotel soap bars into a blender and process until crumbly.
2. Melt (don’t boil) in a double boiler. Boiling will not hurt the soap, but it could easily boil over. If soap scraps are very dry, add a tablespoon of olive oil before heating. See optional ingredients (**) below.
3. Pour the melted soap into cooking-sprayed mold or loaf pan.
Congratulations, your easy gift idea of beautiful designer soap from scraps or hotel bars has now come to fruition!
Allow the soap to cool completely in the mold or loaf pan. If the soap seems too soft after a couple hours of cooling, you may have added a bit too much olive oil. Don’t worry; simply allow your easy-to-make soap to “cure” (dry) for an extra day or two before removing from mold or loaf pan. Soap bars will continue to harden for a week, but can be used the day after they are made.
If using a loaf pan, remove the loaf of soap after cooling, place it onto a cutting board, and slice into slabs with a sharp knife.
Wrap each bar of the completely-cooled soap in a separate piece of wax paper.
And finally, the finishing touches to this easy gift idea made from soap scraps or hotel bars
This easy gift idea is great for birthdays or holidays. Simply keep the soap in its original wax paper, and wrap it in something prettier such as colored tissue paper or wrapping paper, finished with a ribbon.
** Optional things to add during step #2: A) a couple drops of scented oil or your favorite perfume, or one teaspoon vanilla; B) one drop of food coloring; C) one or two tablespoons of oatmeal; D) 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.