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Sunday, December 11, 2011


Whether you accumulate tiny scraps of bar soap in the soap dish or you simply wish to create a new and distinctive soap out of existing soap bars, melt bar soap to make soap molds for an enjoyable project. By melting bar soap down into a liquid, you can use the liquid to make molds of new soap to use in the tub or shower. Not only will you save money, but also you can feel proud of your creative accomplishment.


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      Cut large pieces of soap into small chunks, if necessary, by cutting them on the cutting board with the paring knife. If you only have soap scraps, no preparation is necessary. Place the soap pieces into the saucepan and cover them with cool water.
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      Cover the saucepan and let it sit undisturbed for 24 hours. During this period, uncover the saucepan and stir the soap two or three times, covering it back up each time.
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      Place the saucepan onto the stove top and set the burner to medium-high. Stir the soap while it heats and remove the saucepan from the burner when the soap boils.
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      Measure and add 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil to the saucepan for each cup of soap in the pan. Stir the ingredients well.I also add dried lavender flowers for a great smell as well as an exfoliant.
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      Pour the melted soap into the soap mold and place the mold in a location where the soap can harden undisturbed.
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      Remove the new soap bars from the mold after 24 to 48 hours and spread the bars in a single layer on a rack to cure. Allow the soap bars to cure for at least two weeks before using them or the soap bars may disintegrate quickly when you get them wet.

                Have a great week everyone!