From 100 Layer Cake

diy_soap3

diy_soap4

Here’s what you need for the project:

Soap base (available at Michaels). We used the goat milk base for ours.
Soap molds (also from Michaels).
Herbs, oats, tea, essential oil, anything you want to use to flavor your soap.

The creative part was rummaging through Kristina’s garden and kitchen cupboards looking for fun combinations for our soaps. We decided to make three flavors:

Lavendar Oatmeal (fresh lavender flowers, lavender essential oil, oats)
Chai Tea (steeped tea for color and scent, plus dry loose tea for a little texture)
Chamomile Calendula (dried chamomile and calendula flowers)

Here’s what you do:

1. Melt soap base (stirring often over medium heat)
2. Add “seasonings”
3. Mix well and long enough for flavors to distribute evenly
4. Pour liquid soap into molds
5. Uncork champagne and enjoy the afternoon waiting for your soaps to set!

diy_soap5

Once your soaps have set (overnight, or we found you can refrigerate them for a few hours), you have to package them in maximum cuteness. We wrapped ours in unbleached parchment paper (in the same way you’d wrap a gift), then added a band of vintage wallpaper for decoration. We made tags using a grocery bag and a 1 1/2 inch tag punch, and tied them on with baker’s twine.

diy_soap1
diy_soap2

Advertisements