Friday, January 22, 2016

Owl Tell You Soap!?

Wait, did I say soap? Whoooo said anything about soap? Yes, I did and I can't wait to show you how easy this project actually is...You should give it a try. Plus, it's better for you! My husband has super sensitive skin (as most of us do) and you never know what ingredients you're using everyday on your skin. *Did you know; 80% of those ingredients are absorbed into your blood stream upon use. Sounds gross, right? Well, I think I may have found a solution! This melt n' pour goats milk soap base is clean from harmful ingredients and you can make your very own scents. It's awesome, amazing and super simple. Let's get started.

This is what you need:

12 oz. - Goats Milk Soap Base
1 - Chamomile Lavender Tea bag
1 Tbsp. - Honey
1 Tbsp. - Ground Oatmeal
Silicone Soap Molds
Few drops of organic, Sweet Almond Oil

You can definitely get creative here with ingredients. It's all natural, so whatever floats your boat! Honey, oatmeal, lemon, coffee, coconut oil, olive oil, almonds, chai tea, poppy seeds, essential oils, etc...

I thought using tea was a genius idea! It adds scent as well as color. Looks really good aesthetically too. Love it! Woohoo doesn't have an entire jar of tea bags in their house? I want to try chai tea next. 

First, gather all of the ingredients and measure out the amount of goats milk soap base to be melted. I recommend at least 12 ounces. My cute little owl molds are teeny tiny, about 1.5 ounces each. You will want to use more soap base for larger molds. 

Make sure the soap is cut into even portions, that way it will melt evenly. You want to microwave the soap base in 30 second intervals, for about 1-2 minutes. Depending on the power of your microwave, until it becomes a liquid.

Next, you want to add the oatmeal, tea, honey and almond oil. Mix all of the ingredients together, and pour into the soap molds. Lay some parchment paper on your work surface for easy clean up! 

Let the molds cool completely before removing them. This takes at least 2 hours. Once the molds cool, just pop them out and get ready to use immediately! Oh, it's so sudsy, creamy and soft. The scent isn't too much, but just enough to be relaxing and leave a reminiscence on the skin. 

I have noticed a lot of other recipes out there that use lye and seem harmful to make? I didn't use any of that in this recipe, which is why this product gets two thumbs up in my book! Just melt n' pour...add whatever is in the pantry...and enjoy! 

If you want to add color you can purchase soap colorant, or use organic beet juice. If you add Rose oil and made it red or pink, it would make a pretty soap that could be gifted, or indulged. I might have to try that next time! If you have any Rose oil let me know, it's my all time Favorite scent, in the whole world. I hope you enjoyed reading this post.



Footnote *  The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants. To eliminate a lot of toxic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that are harmful to our bodies, choose certified organic and natural skin care products. It is important to read labels and become educated about what ingredients to avoid when selecting body care products. A good motto to go by is if you can’t pronounce it or have only seen it in chemistry class, don’t use it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the valuable information and DIY project.