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
- Cut and weigh the goats milk soap, then place in microwave safe measuring cup or bowl.
- Add the cinnamon and microwave until soap base is melted. (roughly 30 seconds). Stir in the quick oats.
- 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).
- Stir gently while pouring into mold to ensure uniform oat distribution, yet not create bubbles.
- Cool until firm, then pop bars out of the mold.
- Orange, Cinnamon & Spice. …
- Lemon, Rosemary & Vanilla. …
- Lime, Thyme, Mint & Vanilla. …
- Orange, Ginger, & Almond. …
- 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.