It’s wedding planning season, and I happen to have a family wedding to attend this spring! After seeing some cute ideas on Etsy and then coming across a blog post about melt and pour soaps…light bulb! Since the wedding will have an intimate, vintage garden feel, I decided on soaps and crochet rocks. Easy to make melt and pour soap is wrapped in pretty paper and personalized with a printed tag.
- 3 lbs goat’s milk soap base
- 2 tbsp ground up oatmeal
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 chamomile tea bags
- 1 tsp honey almond fragrance
- For my mold I used a 9 oz cereal box lined with wax paper. Prepare mold and set aside. I wanted to add a little oatmeal just because it’s so good for skin. Grind oatmeal in a food processor, measure amount you need and place in small bowl. Cut open tea bags and pour out tea leaves into the bowl.
- Cut soap base into small pieces and place in a large microwave safe dish. Since this is a large batch, you can microwave for 1 minute, stir and repeat a couple times. When you see that it’s getting more melted reduce microwave time to 30 second intervals, stirring in between until soap is completely melted.
- Add oatmeal, tea and honey to melted soap base and gently mix. Add fragrance and mix. Now pour into mold. If you don’t want any bubbles on top you can lightly spray alcohol across top.
- Let the soap remain in the mold until it is completely cooled, should take a few hours. You can speed it up by placing somewhere cold
- When soap is cooled, you can cut into bars. With my size mold I got 12 bars for each 3 lb soap batch.
- To fancy these up for wedding favors, I cut scrapbook paper into 2×9 inch strips(a paper trimmer will get this done quickly and accurately!) then trimmed the edges with fancy scissors. I wrapped bars in plastic wrap then secured the paper strips around with tape. To make the personalized labels, I used PicMonkey to create the image I liked and then imported the image into a word document. After you figure out the size you’ll need, just copy the image to fill up the page and print on card stock. Now cut out labels and attach with glue stick.
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Thank you Laura for sharing your great project with us!