Recipe: Rustic Soap Balls

Rustic Soap Balls

If you can’t commit to the process of making your own bar soap just yet (I know, it can seem a little intimidating to the inexperienced, but you’ll be ready soon. It’s too much fun and you don’t want to be the person left out of the loop! If you’re sensing some peer pressure going on here, your senses are correct….) these rustic soap balls are perfect for you. You get to brag to all of your freinds about how domestic and crafty you are- without the task of the traditional multiple step soap making. And when speckled with dried petals, they’re beautiful in a non-traditional, organic way. Lets recap shall we? Easy little project, beautiful and fragrant homemade soap, big time bragging rights. Yep. It’s basically a win-win situation here.

Like I was saying, this recipe is great for non-experienced soap makers because it’s incredibly simple (but yields an impressive result). No melting, tracing, or pouring here. We’re simply hand-molding the ingredients together for a rough, rustic ball of soap that will add great interest to any soap dish in the house.

Here’s two recipes that you’ve just got to try!

Rustic Lavender Hand Soap

Here’s what you’ll need:

Oatmeal Soap Base

Dried Lavender Buds

Aloe Vera

Lavender Essential Oil

Here’s what you’ll do:

Using a cheese grater (or like product), grate about 1/3 of the soap into fine shavings. Place your soap shavings into a bowl and add 1/2 cup of dried lavender buds. The goal is to make a moldable mixture, so with the next ingredients (the essential oil and the aloe vera) add a little of each until a consistensy is achieved that allows you to roll a small amount into a ball. Add more soap shavings or liquids until you reach this point (thick, sticky, but moldable) and roll several golfball sized balls. Allow your soap balls to dry and display in a soap dish next to the sink for use!

 

Rustic Calendula Hand Soap

Here’s what you’ll need:

Oatmeal Soap Base

Calendula Petals

Aloe Vera

-* Optional Fragrance Oil (I recommend soaking some of the calendula petals in a carrier oil for about a week, which will yield a beautiful, golden oil that will compliment the dried petals beautifully and add a nice color to your finished product).

Here’s what you’ll do:

Use the same steps as listed above (simple, right?!). Calendula has a multitude of healing properties while the oatmeal based soap and aloe vera will sooth and soften the skin. And this soap is easy peasy.

Just perfect.

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