The cold weather has been pretty brutal (and painful) on my hands as I do a lot of washing throughout the day. So with my success from the lip balm project, I decided to make some handmade soap that's a little more nourishing for the skin. I opted in for the melt and pour method and for those who are not familiar with soap making, the melt and pour method uses a pre-made soap base so you don't have to worry about working with lye. Since I got two littles in the house, I didn't want to store anything that might cause a concern.
For my first test run, I didn't want to go crazy buying a ton of different supplies so opted in for organic Oatmeal and Honey soap, which are the two ingredients we always have around the house. There are a lot of options when it comes to soap base but I wanted something natural with a milky look so bought the organic goat milk soap base off of Amazon. There are also clear soap base you can buy as an alternative. I also used some leftover natural food coloring for the pink shade. (Affiliate links) The first test run was a success and with some quick wrapping using parchment paper, Washi tape and Baker's Twine, I got a cute gift that would work for any occasion!
If you're interested in the project, there are a ton of recipes out there for handmade soap and the best place to start is always Pinterest! Browse and see what recipe delights you and get started on making your own handmade soap!
Self-taught illustrator, entrepreneur and maker, making ways to turn interest into passion and career.