glad tidings to the strangers
The Strange Two have decided to make our soap as the regular shop-bought soaps aren’t great for our skin. The soap we have made is free from SLS, SLES and Paraben, all of which are harmful for our skin. Using organic and pure natural ingredients is the best although it may mean having to shop around for them. Thanks to the internet it’s not time consuming at all!
My batch of soap lather up really well, better than some of the shop bought soaps but this does depend on the quality of the Glycerine soap base you use.
The ingredient list below made 6 bars of soap but this will vary depending on how much soap content the mold can make and also on how big you want your soap bars to be. My soap bars were roughly 4cm x 7cm x 2cm.
I used clear Glycerine as I felt they look nicer with the ingredients I’m using but it is completely up to you whether you use transparent of opaque Glycerine. As I haven’t used transparent Glycerine I don’t know what the end product will look like. The pictures on this blog piece only show you the end product using Clear Glycerine.
Ingredients & equipment
– 250g Clear Glycerine (SLS, SLES & Paraben free glycerine can be bought here)
– Silicon molding tray
– Microwaveable jug
Turmeric and Almond Oil soap
– ½ teaspoon of Pure Almond Oil
– ½ a teaspoon of Organic Turmeric Powder
Coconut Oil and Camomile flower soap
– ½ a teaspoon of Coconut Oil
– ½ a handful of Dried Camomile flowers
Before making this batch make sure the jug has been cleaned thoroughly.
***Note that if you’re using opaque Glycerine you will not be able to see the flowers unless they are placed in a way that they pop out of the soap’s surfaces. Alternatively you could shred the flowers so that the petals and stalks are all over the soap.
Go give the back of your ears a good wash and let us know how your soaps turn out!