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Project

Carton-Mold Soaps

Introduction

Pretty and comforting, handmade soaps make excellent stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. We placed soap blocks on ironstone dishes, then tied the two with ribbon. Adding a soft washcloth makes an even lovelier -- and more practical -- presentation. These soaps rely on French green clay and fuller's earth for their lovely tints and grease-cutting abilities. 

Learn Soap-Making Basics

Materials

  • Fuller's earth, 8 ounces
  • French green clay, 8 ounces
  • Honey
  • Cardboard milk or juice carton
  • Striped ribbon
  • Clear glycerin
  • White glycerin
  • Dry milk

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Strain out any clumps as you pour. Fill an entire carton, then slice the block into bars with a bench scraper. Or use bottom half of carton for a single large bar. Rip away the carton to unmold.