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Goat's Milk Glycerin Soap

Melt hearts with a handmade gift that's pretty and practical: a set of powder-room soaps that mimics a box of petit fours.

handmade soaps

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2016

Introduction

(Also pictured: Clear boxes with brushed copper lids, $8 each, containerstore.com.)

 

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materials

  • Clear glycerin soap-making kit (Pictured: Artminds clear glycerin soap-making kit, $11, michaels.com.)

  • Goat's-milk glycerin soap-making kit (Pictured: Artminds goat's-milk glycerin soap-making kit, $11, michaels.com.)

  • Glycerin soap coloring (Pictured: Artminds glycerin soap color, $5, michaels.com.)

  • Flexible silicone molds

  • Optional: pink sea salt and dry oatmeal

steps

  1. We whipped them up using glycerin and goat's-milk soap-making kits (according to the instructions on the package), glycerin soap color, and flexible silicone molds. (Optional: Dress up the pale bars with pink sea salt and the orange ones with exfoliating dry oatmeal.)

  2. Once the bars were ready to be released from the forms (which takes only about an hour), we stacked them in cupcake wrappers and packed three sets in a clear gold-topped box worthy of the treasures inside.

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