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These Ultra-Moisturizing Homemade Soaps Make Amazing Gifts

A homemade gift is so much more personal.

Lavender Lemon

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SUPPLIES

Preferred soap mold

1 pound preferred soap base, cubed (we used shea butter)

Zest of 1 lemon, dried

Handful dried lavender buds

Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Large microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl

Spoon

Whisk

Preferred essential oils (we used lavender and lemon)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Lightly coat the soap mold with rubbing alcohol, this helps eliminate air bubbles that will naturally form.

2. In your measuring cup or bowl, microwave the cubed soap base, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. (This should take about one minute and 30 seconds.)

3. As soon as it is melted, add 15-20 drops of essential oils, ½ of the lemon zest, and ½ of the lavender. Whisk to combine, but do not whisk too hard or it will introduce extra air bubbles.

4. Immediately pour the mixture into the molds. You must work quickly or the mixture will begin to harden.

5. Immediately spray the tops of each mold with rubbing alcohol to disperse any air bubbles. Sprinkle remaining lemon zest and lavender buds on top of soap and then leave the mold alone for at least 20 minutes to set before moving it.

6. Cover and transfer to the freezer for 2 hours for a quick finish, or you can allow it to sit out overnight.

7. Remove soaps from mold and enjoy!

Green Tea Lemon

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SUPPLIES

Preferred soap mold

1 pound preferred soap base, cubed (we used shea butter)

Zest of 1 lemon, dried

3 tablespoons honey

Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Large microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl

Spoon

Whisk

Preferred essential oils (we used eucalyptus)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Lightly coat the soap mold with rubbing alcohol, this helps eliminate air bubbles that will naturally form.

2. In your measuring cup or bowl, microwave the cubed soap base, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. (This should take about one minute and 30 seconds.)

3. As soon as it is melted, add 15-20 drops of essential oil, lemon zest, and honey. Whisk to combine, but do not whisk too hard or it will introduce extra air bubbles.

4. Immediately pour the mixture into the molds. You must work quickly or the mixture will begin to harden.

5. Immediately spray the tops of each mold with rubbing alcohol to disperse any air bubbles. Sprinkle remaining lemon zest on top of soap and then leave the mold alone for at least 20 minutes to set before moving it.

6. Cover and transfer to the freezer for 2 hours for a quick finish, or you can allow it to sit out overnight.

7. Remove soaps from mold and enjoy!

Vanilla Latte

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SUPPLIES

Preferred soap mold

1 pound preferred soap base, cubed (we used oatmeal)

1 cup coffee grounds

Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Large microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl

Spoon

Whisk

Vanilla essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Lightly coat the soap mold with rubbing alcohol, this helps eliminate air bubbles that will naturally form.

2. Sprinkle some of the coffee grounds into the bottom of each mold.

3. In your measuring cup or bowl, microwave the cubed soap base, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. (This should take about one minute and 30 seconds.)

4. As soon as it is melted, add 15-20 drops of essential oil and coffee grounds. 5.Whisk to combine, but do not whisk too hard or it will introduce extra air bubbles.

6. Immediately pour the mixture into the molds. You must work quickly or the mixture will begin to harden.

7. Immediately spray the tops of each mold with rubbing alcohol to disperse any air bubbles. Now leave the mold alone for at least 20 minutes to set before moving it.

8. Cover and transfer to the freezer for 2 hours for a quick finish, or you can allow it to sit out overnight.

9. Remove soaps from mold and enjoy!

Oatmeal Honey

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SUPPLIES

Preferred soap mold

1 pound oatmeal soap base, cubed

½ cup rolled oats

1 cup ground oats

3 tablespoons honey

Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Large microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl

Spoon

Whisk

Vanilla essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Lightly coat the soap mold with rubbing alcohol, this helps eliminate air bubbles that will naturally form.

2. In your measuring cup or bowl, microwave the cubed soap base, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. (This should take about one minute and 30 seconds.)

3. As soon as it is melted, add 15-20 drops of essential oil, ground oats and honey.. Whisk to combine, but do not whisk too hard or it will introduce extra air bubbles.

4. Immediately pour the mixture into the molds. You must work quickly or the mixture will begin to harden.

5. Immediately spray the tops of each mold with rubbing alcohol to disperse any air bubbles. Sprinkle rolled oats on top of soap and then leave the mold alone for at least 20 minutes to set before moving it.

6. Cover and transfer to the freezer for 2 hours for a quick finish, or you can allow it to sit out overnight.

7. Remove soaps from mold and enjoy!

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