Mother's Day is this Sunday!
it always sneaks up on me. every year.
so with this Handmade Mother's Day series in full swing
i was forced to plan ahead!
she also made this yummy homemade lemon soap that looked so pretty
i was so excited about how simple the steps were
and really started thinking about the endless amounts of combinations
that could be used to make all different kinds.
mom, hostess, birthday ... yup, great gifts for all of those peoples :)
i combined a few recipes that really liked, made my own
and then just had fun with it :)
i hit the craft store and found what i needed ...
i chose the shea butter soap
(there is glycerine & goat's milk too)
the soap molds were not really to my liking so i wandered over to the baking isle
and found these mini silicone bread molds
the coloring was there too ... not sure if you can substitute this coloring with food coloring?
hmm... have to look that up.
from the grocery store i got the lemons & the poppy seeds
the soap is already sectioned, so very easy to measure
i first melted 20 ounces of the soap in a large glass measuring bowl
in the microwave for 1 minute then in 30 second intervals
stirring in between each
once it's melted add the color, essential oil and the foodie ingredients
this batch filled 2 of the bread molds a little over half way
placed it on a cookie sheet, and slid it into the fridge to set
while i melted the last 12 ounces.
the second mixture was just as is, nothing added
since i wanted to add another layer that was just white to top off the first
once the first layer was set (maybe 15 minutes or so)
i poured the white layer over the top and put it back in the fridge
this was the result :)
so pretty, and looks yummy!
there are so many possibilities with this ... layered colors, flavors, mix-ins ...
fun. fun. fun.
i wrapped each bar in parchment paper after slicing
and found these small white ceramics in the kitchen section at Target
to be used as a soap dish
tied up with some fabric scraps ... and it's all ready to gift ♥
you can't mess it up.
and it's so fun.
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