Soap-tastic Fun for Adults and Kids
Ever read a soap label? Skin absorbs every product applied at a rate of 40%+, especially leave-on products like night cream. Oils can even penetrate the blood and brain barrier – eek! Wash-off products like soap can also leave skin-barrier-breaking residue.
Think of a yummy hunk of cheddar cheese vs an aerosol can of cheese whiz: Historically soap was a combination of natural plant oils or animal fats mixed with a caustic soda (lye or sodium). Now mass-manufactured soap products often use synthetic fats and chemicals not always nutritious for your skin. You take care to read food labels for nutrition, why leave your skin to chance when you and your kids can have fun making skin-nourishing soap. Here’s a great recipe my son and I use to make soap.
Basic Melt and Pour Soap (super easy for kids)
These soap kits are already assembled for you like a cake mix and can be completed in an afternoon.
1. Order your soap base kit. Hint, we love: bulkapothecary.com/white organic and
2. Cut soap blocks into cubes and melt in the microwave on short blasts.
3. Add natural colors by using spices, oxides or plant matter, cinnamon, chocolate powder, blue oxide, dried lavender leaves and easy to find choices.
4. Add essential oils to create smell, color, and medicinal properties.
5. Pour mixture into simple molds like yogurt containers, milk cartons, butter dishes, round tubes, or silicone cookie/candy molds.
6. Allow mixture to harden (normally takes 4 hours).
7. Use for the family or share as holiday gifts.
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