Recycle your soap odds and ends into a beautiful new bar.
You will need
- Soap slivers
- A small saucepan
- Olive or vegetable oil
- A knife
- Zest of a lemon
- or orange
- Food coloring
Step 1 Gather soap odds and ends Accumulate soap odds and ends until you have at least a cupful.
Step 2 Soak the slivers Put the slivers into a small saucepan, cover them with water, and let them soak for about a day, stirring the mixture now and then.
Step 3 Boil some soap soup Bring your soap soup to a boil, stirring it occasionally and keeping an eye on it, so it doesn’t burn.
Step 4 Add oil Remove it from the heat, and stir in a tablespoon of olive or vegetable oil for each cup of liquid.
Mix in a few teaspoons of uncooked oatmeal for an exfoliating bar, and the zest of a lemon, lime, or orange for a nice citrus scent. You can also add a few drops of food coloring.
Step 5 Let it cool Pour your concoction into lightly greased muffin tins, cardboard boxes, or plastic molds from craft stores, and let them harden.
Step 6 Cut cool designs Cut the new bars into any size or shape you like with a knife.
Did You Know:
The average person uses 656 bars of soap in his lifetime.