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Carton-Mold Soaps


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. 

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  • Fuller's earth, 8 ounces

  • French green clay, 8 ounces

  • Honey

  • Cardboard milk or juice carton

  • Striped ribbon

  • Clear glycerin

  • White glycerin

  • Dry milk


  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.

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