You know me, all-about-the-homemade.
This one is kind-of fun, especially around the holidays, and so easy!
Liquid food coloring
Scented oils *optional*
–sold in large blocks at crafts stores
–A clean milk or juice carton can work. I will be using this mold as my example. (The carton should be made of cardboard, so you can tear it from the solid soap)
–Or ice cube tray
–Or a candy mold
–Like vanilla, cocoa butter, evergreen, lilac, sage. But not all together :)
–fine glitter, fine sand, crushed oatmeal, potpourri
-To melt glycerin, cut them into smaller cubes to fit in a microwave safe bowl. Heat glycerin on high in the microwave, stirring at intervals every 15 seconds until it is completely melted.
-Start with one or two drops of food coloring, and stir thoroughly. Use something like a coffee stirrer. Gradually add the drops until you get the desired color.
-Pour the melted glycerin into the milk carton. Tap gently to make sure there are no bubbles trapped in the carton. Let it cool completely for about 2 hours. Tear the cardboard away when soap is set and using a bench scrapper, slice the block into individual bars.
-If you add a heavy substance like oatmeal or sand, let the soap set a bit, so the added ingredients do not sink to the bottom of the mold. And gently stir the ingredients through the soap.