Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's Soap!

A few months ago, I learned how to make soap at a Mom's Night Out event. My friend, Cheryl, the queen of all things crafty, taught us how to make glycerin soap. It was so much fun that I couldn't wait to try it out. My mom gave me some soap making supplies for Christmas. Yesterday, Aidan and I decided to give it a try.

First, we chunked off some glycerin from our tub and melted it in the microwave. We wanted to make some different colored bars so we only melted a little at a time.

Next we added in the fragrance, honey almond, and the coloring.

Our soap molds came with little rubbing embossing plates. We chose three patterns we liked and used a little wax to stick them in place. We rubbed the molds with vegetable oil and filled them with our soap mixture. We sprayed the backs with alcohol to avoid air bubbles.

Then, we waited....

It took about two hours for them to harden and then we removed them from the molds. They turned out really cute. The kids were excited to use them for bath night. They were in there with them for about an hour. By the time they came out, there wasn't much left of their soap bars. I didn't really mind, though. They were so fun to make, I can't wait to do it again!

1 comment:

  1. These turned out great Lindsay! I love those embossing plates. Definitely need to get some of those. Thanks for the shout out too:)