So this was way too much fun – and super simple! I am using them for stocking stuffers for my family, but these little bars are great year round!
- Goat Milk Soap Base
- Essential Oils
- Soap Mold
- Soap Colors (optional)
- Tea (optional)
- Letter Cookie Cutters (optional)
Step 1: Cut Soap Base
Cut up your base into smaller cubes and put in a microwave safe container.
Step 2: Microwave Until Smooth
Make sure you microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each session.
You want to make sure there are no lumps in your soap base before moving forward!
Step 3: Add in Oils, Color, and Tea!
Once the soap base is lump free, add in your essential oils! Each brand varies, so this is really up to you. I used 10 drops of lemongrass, 10 drops of sweet orange, and 3 drops of tea tree. Color is optional, but if you use it, make sure the color drops are specifically made for soap!
I wanted a bit of added texture, so I put in some loose leaf tea I picked up. This was lemongrass and lemon tea – so it paired nicely!
Step 4: Prepare Your Molds!
I wanted each soap to have a custom initial which made these just a bit harder to make (but worth it in the end). So I put cookie cutters in the bottom of the soap mold before pouring in the soap! For fun, I sprinkled some additional tea on the backs.
Step 5: Let Rest for One Hour
I left these bad boys alone for about an hour before popping them out of the mold. I would suggest getting a silicone mold because taking the soap out was a breeze.
I didn’t love the way the cookie cutter left a space around the letter, so I actually cut out the letters, melted down the remaining soap once more, and poured it all back in the mold. I am pretty happy with the way they turned out, and they SMELL DELICIOUS!
I’m pretty excited to share these with my family for Christmas! What you do you think?