Giving a handmade gift to a special friend or family member is so gratifying. This oat and honey handmade soap is the perfect DIY project for everyone. It is easy enough for the beginner and elegant enough to impress the seasoned DIYer. As you all know I like things that are rustic. The oats add the perfect amount of texture to the goats milk soap.
Handmade Soap Supplies:
- Goats Milk Soap – 2lb block makes 8 bars of soap
- Silicone Mold
- Coffee Grinder
- Handmade Labels
- Corrugated Cardstock
Handmade Soap Instructions:
Step 1) Cut up 1/4 of the goats milk soap bar into chunks and placed in a microwave safe glass measuring bowl with a poor spout.
Step 2) Using coffee grinder, grind up 2 tablespoons of oats.
Step 3) Microwave the soap chunks 30 seconds and then 30 second increments until soap has melted. This should only take twice, stir each 30 seconds until there are no chunks.
Step 4) Add the ground oats and 2 tablespoons of honey to the melted soap and stir well.
Step 5) Put a small amount of oats in the bottom of the soap mold. A teaspoon or so.
Step 6) Carefully pour the soap into the soap mold. The soap should be even and flat in the mold as shown above.
Step 7) Allow the soap to sit without moving it for at least 30 minutes. Then allow soap to completely harden in a cool spot. I let mine harden overnight in the molds and then allowed them to lay and dry in the air for a couple days before I wrapped them up.
Step 8) Print or purchase Handmade labels. Put the label on a piece of cardstock and cut around the label.
Step 9) Cut a piece of the corrugated cardstock to wrap around the soap and tie with jute. Add handmade label.
Have fun with this! Silicone molds in shapes work well also.
Diva Tip: You can find silicone molds in fun shapes in the candy making section of craft stores.
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