Homemade Grass Soap
We used a pound of glycerin soap to make four to five bars of soap.
- Wheatgrass, health-food stores
- Blotter paper
- Flower press
- Melt-and-pour glycerin soap base, thesage.com (regular soap base available at Pearl Paint)
- Sharp knife
- Glass measuring cup
- Grass fragrance oil, naturesgardencandles.com
- 4-inch mini loaf pan, broadwaypanhandler.com
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- Waxed paper
Cut a 5-inch-square section from a flat of wheatgrass. Pull out individual blades with roots attached, and lay in a single layer on a sheet of blotter paper. Top with another piece of blotter paper. Sandwich between pages of a flower press. Let dry, two to three days. Cut glycerin soap (we used clear and white) into small pieces with a sharp knife. Fill measuring cup. Microwave on medium heat until melted. If desired, add a few drops of grass fragrance.
For a bar with long blades: Trim the dried grass to desired length, removing roots. Pour a thin layer of glycerin into a loaf pan. Lay five to seven blades on top, and let dry for 30 seconds. Spray with alcohol to eliminate bubbles, cover with more glycerin, and spray again with alcohol.
For a bar with chopped grass: Mix cut dried grass into glycerin, and pour into pan; spray with alcohol. Let harden, 2 hours. Freeze 20 minutes; release from pan. For gifts, wrap stacked bars in waxed paper, and secure with twine.