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.
Fuller's earth, 8 ounces
French green clay, 8 ounces
Cardboard milk or juice carton
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.