Hello friends at Sugar Bee!
I'm Aimee from It's Overflowing. It's such a treat to get to be here at Mandy's today! Her creativity always inspires me!!! In case you haven't ever been over to my blog, my hubby and I have three sweet B's and together we're totally remodeling our 1950s original rancher on a budget ~ just finished patching up a wall we knocked out and about to get going on the kitchen! Because every day is an adventure, I like to stop in daily to fill you in on our DIY projects, favorite recipes, and home decorating ideas ~ I love my bloggy friends! I'm also learning how to operate the manual settings on my SLR from my Photographer (hubby) and I'll be sharing those tips in simple verbage so together we can start putting our expensive cameras to work!
Thanksgiving is coming soon and I thought it'd be fun to share with you a perfect hostess gift! Making fancy soap bars is so simple and with this added touch, you're sure to impress! All you need is a soap mold, pure glycerin soap, your favorite aroma scent, food coloring of your choice, a charm that makes you smile, a nail set and hammer. I found the bath items at Hobby Lobby and with the constant 40% off coupon you can pull up on your phone, totally a deal!
Grab a microwave-safe bowl and your cheese grater - no worries, you're working with soap. It cleans up easily with hot water, much easier then cheese! Grate two bars of the glycerin soap into the bowl. When you get to the end of the bar, just toss the excess piece into the bowl, it'll melt just fine!
Next, decide on a color for your bar of soap. There are tons of options or you can stick with a basic color!!! 1 green and 1 blue!?! 1 yellow and 1 orange?!? Whichever combination you decide, you will need 1-3 drops of food coloring. My food coloring preference is always the gel formula ~ less mess.
I chose 2 drops of blue coloring. Now use a butter knife to blend the coloring with the soap. It doesn't have to be perfectly blended at this point.
Next add a half a dropper of your favorite fragrance. I chose Vanilla Pomegranate and highly recommend it!!! I may have to place a soap bar in each room because the flavor is just so yummy!!! Use your knife to mix the fragrant throughout.
Place your bowl with colored soap into the microwave for 24 seconds (time may vary), until your soap is completely liquid.
Immediately, pour the liquid soap into your soap mold and prepare to wait patiently for the next 20 minutes. The soap is ready to be removed when the temperature is warm and no longer hot. Use a knife to cut around the top 1/8 inch, breaking the seal. Then pull the mold back a bit to wiggle the soap out of the mold.
If you've been to It's Overflowing before, you are totally not surprised that I chose a feather charm! Don't you think it's fitting for Thanksgiving!?!? You know Indians...feathers...turkeys!?!? Perfect, right!