Making soap can be a tricky process that involves lye and cooking and proper ventilation etc -= or it can be a fairly easy process if you use a soap base to start with. While it may not be “soap making” to a purist, it is still fun and can result in some rather lovely and terrific smelling soaps.
What a treat this would be in the shower – not only helping keep stubble at bay, but imagine the wonderful aroma from the rosemary and mint in the steam. For gentlemen shaving their face, the mint will have a refreshing effect.
There are many household cleaning products that you can replace with homemade versions, which some may think is pain compared to picking them up at the shop, but others may appreciate the ability to control scents, colors and chemicals added. This recipe for liquid dish soap needs just a few ingredients and a bit of stove top heat.
Bonus: this is the new and improved version of the soap, so some in-house testing has been done over at a Blossoming Life.
If you can get some soap base from your local crafting shop, then you are in business to make some very easy, very impressive soap in your microwave. Add some essential oil and herbs and you’ve got a great treat for anyone on your gift list.
This is one of those things that is relatively simple to make but when people realize you made it yourself they are always suitably impressed. Nothing better than a bit of smug when a gift is opened, right? “No, no, I poured that lip balm myself. Wouldn’t think of giving you store bought, tsk.”