Making homemade soap is one of those crafts that sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? You picture yourself slaving over a stove, scorching your fingers pouring hot soap into tiny molds. But fear not! Homemade soap is actually one of the most insanely simple things to do at home. If you have a microwave, then you’re all set. No special equipment is required – not even tiny soap molds.
And if you like knowing what goes into your cleaning products, especially the ones you use on your skin, definitely give this homemade soap a try. Your hands will thank you!
The fun part of making homemade soap is playing around with different recipes. You can take things you already have in your kitchen – like fresh herbs or citrus – to make all-natural scents. Adding fruit, like strawberries, would be fun too. And I like giving mine a bit of decadence by adding chocolate cocoa powder or shredded coconut.
Homemade Coconut Citrus Soap Supplies:
- 1/3 of a block of shea butter soap base. This is available at most craft stores (mine came from Michael’s). They also make goat’s milk and olive oil soap bases.
- 1 tablespoon of citrus zest.
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Time to make some foot scrub for your tootsies, I hear it’s almost Spring somewhere out there. I wouldn’t know, it’s frigid here with no outlook of Summer anywhere on the horizon (or calendar, or weather report) ever again. I’m not bitter, I just think The Groundhog is a big fatty liar who’s so far underground his little claws aren’t anywhere near the pulse of real life. And I happen to think he’s a little jerk who likes to mess with those of us who have hopes and dreams for beautiful sunny weather.
I’m not bitter, not at all. But let’s pretend for a minute the groundhog was right (he wasn’t, I’m holding him accountable for his BS) and there’s Spring in the northern hemisphere. While we’re pretending, let’s get serious about exfoliation. There’s nothing worse than dry, cracked, nasty feet in a pair of sandals. I mean, there are worse things, obviously. But in the world of exfoliation (it’s a thing) it’s kind of a big deal, much like yourself. So we need to make some exfoliator and get our (collective) feet with the program.
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