Bath Products-The Soap Edition

In my weight loss journey I have found that if I keep my hands busy I keep my hands from shoving food in my pie-hole. (Yum, pies–focus, woman, focus!) My favorite thing to do while our little one is taking a nap on Sundays is to make bath products in our kitchen. I put on some records while Hubby works on a painting, drink some Earl Grey and party like it’s 1911.

Anyway, I made soap this past weekend. People get scared of making soap. Now, I am not messing with lye-that stuff is too legit for me. Lye can burn you, the water makes some bizarre fumes-no thank you. I have no desire to embalm myself by accident in my kitchen by inhaling Lye-but I happily found out I don’t have to use lye to make goat’s milk soap.

materials

Hubby bought me some Goat’s milk soap base and some oatmeal soap base. If you are just starting out a melt and pour base is easy. This is my soap recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of goat’s milk soap base, chopped up into cheese cube sized chunks.
  • 4 ounces of oatmeal soap base, also chopped up smaller (it melts quicker that way)
  • about 1/2 cup of slow-cook oats, for extra exfoliating
  • essential oils- I picked lavender because I’m boring, and tea tree oil because we live in the desert and it dries out your skin. (Seriously, we call flies “sky raisins”)

Equipment:

  • 1 glass 2-cup measuring cup
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • A microwave
  • some silicone molds (in a pinch, silicone ice cube trays will work)
  • a knife and a cutting board
  • a kitchen scale (because unlike my husband, I can’t “eyeball” 10 ounces)

Steps: (yes, it’s this easy-think of that next time you pay an ass-ton for nice soap)

  1. Weigh out your milk and oat soap bases.
  2. Chop them up smaller.
  3. Put your soap bases in the glass measuring cup.
  4. Microwave for 40 second bursts, stirring in between, until totally melted.
  5. Put in your essential oil-about 5 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lavender
  6. Stir in your uncooked oatmeal.
  7. Pour the soap mixture into your molds. Let them sit out on the counter until cool to the touch. Pop them out and go take a damn shower from Heaven!

soap

Some Tips:

  • I really would invest in good essential oils-a good set lasts a long time, and you can use them all over the house for cleaning, cooking, disinfecting, etc.
  • Silicone molds-easy. Metal and plastic molds-a pain in the ass. Trust me.

 

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