How to make homemade bars of soap with shea and essential oil
How to do it
Weigh 300 g soap base.to make six finished bars of soap. Cut them into chunks. We recommend you use gloves when melting the soap base.
Melt the soap base in the microwave with 30 second intervals at 80% power and stir between each interval to prevent heat damage.
Add 2 cm purple soap dye paste and 9 drops of essential oil. Stir well.
Wash the mould and spray it with rubbing alcohol. Wipe it well to make sure it's completely dry prior to use.
Sprinkle a thin layer of dried lavender over the bottom of the mould and pour the molten soap into the mould.
Remove any air bubbles from the surface by spraying with rubbing alcohol. Remove the bars of soap from the mould once hardened after 2-3 hours.
This photo shows the bars of soap with the bottom face up showing the sprinkled lavender. When using dried lavender, the colour can seep into the soap which over time can turn slightly brown.
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