Gifts from Home

Today I am using my kitchen for something crafty. I am making homemade soap for gift giving for the Holiday. This is an easy version using a Soap base and a microwave -so enjoy … Lisa

  • 5.5 oz pour and melt  Soap base ( oatmeal or goat milk)
  • 1/8 tsp  group cinnamon
  • 2 tbs  quick oats
  • 10–12 drops  apple cider fragrance
  • 3-4 drops of cinnamon fragrance
  • Soap mold
  1. Cut and weigh the goats milk soap, then place in microwave safe measuring cup or bowl.
  2. Add the cinnamon and microwave until soap base is melted. (roughly 30 seconds). Stir in the quick oats.
  3. While still liquid, but slightly cooled, add the apple fragrance (too hot will dissipate it, the oats help cool it, so just wait 30-60 seconds).
  4. Stir gently while pouring into mold to ensure uniform oat distribution, yet not create bubbles.
  5. Cool until firm, then pop bars out of the mold.


FRAGRANT COMBINATIONS:

  1. Orange, Cinnamon & Spice. …
  2. Lemon, Rosemary & Vanilla. …
  3. Lime, Thyme, Mint & Vanilla. …
  4. Orange, Ginger, & Almond. …
  5. Pine, Bay Leaves, & Nutmeg.

Soap making tips:

Is soap fragrance the same as essential oil? Essential Oils: What’s the Difference? The main difference between fragrance oils and essential oils is that fragrance oils are manufactured in a lab and essential oils are made of natural materials. This difference comes from the ingredients that each oil is composed of, and where those ingredients are sourced from.

Herbal Infusions : For the enthusiastic gardener, infusing oils, water or alcohol with your own botanicals makes an excellent, low-cost alternative to essential oils.

Dried Herbs : Some skincare products lend themselves well to adding dried herbs and flowers to the basic recipe. Obvious choices for crumbled or powdered herbs include bath salts, candles and soaps.

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