Raid your pantry for natural materials that add texture, color, and fragrance to glycerin soaps.
Photography: Sang An
Source: Martha Stewart
For this project, you can mix natural ingredients for a customized texture and scent. Our favorites include:
Honey-ginger: For each cup of glycerin, add 1 teaspoon honey and 2 pinches ginger
Cinnamon-clove: 2 pinches cinnamon, 2 pinches ground clove
Oatmeal-honey: Use only clear glycerin in this soap; add 1 teaspoon honey, 2 pinches ginger, 2 teaspoons oatmeal
Chamomile: 1/4 teaspoon chamomile tea
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Yogurt cups, 1 1/4 inches deep, or cottage cheese containers
Use common household items for your molds. We filled round yogurt cups 1-inch deep; oval yogurt or cottage-cheese containers create other shapes.
After each soap has set, press on sides of mold to loosen the soap and on bottom to release it.