Saturday, April 2, 2011

Soap Making

Raven's best friend spent the night and today they wanted a craft to do. So we decided to make soap using melt and pour glycerin. It's super easy to do. Just lightly oil the soap molds with a little bit of vegetable oil. Then melt the blocks of clear glycerin in a microwave safe glass bowl covered loosely with plastic wrap for about a minute or until all the soap is melted but not boiling. Add color and fragrance drops if desired. Stir and then pour the glycerin into the greased soap molds. Let them cool and harden for about 2 hours or until set and then remove from the molds and voila you have soap! :)

They made sunflower, sun, and bee shaped soaps.We only had a few molds and more glycerin than we had molds, so we used a few silicone muffin cups to make "Reese" cup shaped soaps as well. They turned out really cute. :)

1 comment:

Amanda said...

We love doing this too! I like using the silicone cupcake molds best cause it's easier to pop them out, and the plastic molds tend to warp easily from the heat of the soap. I melted a 10 pound brick a couple of years ago and we're still using the soap we made from it!