This soap takes a little bit longer to make because you’ll need to wait for the bottom layer to harden before adding the top layer, but I promise it is totally worth it.
You don’t always want an exfoliating soap, you don’t always want a soap that can’t exfoliate. So, maybe the best solution is a soap that’s a little bit of each?
Above you can see a picture of all the blends that come in the Synergy Blends set from Eden’s Garden which is what I’ve been using to make my soaps. They all smell excellent and I can’t wait to make some sugar scrubs and other items with them as well. For this soap I used the Good Night blend which is chamomile, clary sage, copaiba, lavender, Peru balsam, sandalwood, sweet marjoram and ylang-ylang. I really need to find out what ylang-ylang is.
To make this soap you need
the following items:
- Liquid Gold goat’s milk soap base.
- Eden’s Garden Good Night essential oil.
- Soap mold.
- Glass measuring cup.
- Cutting board.
1. The first thing you
need to do, as always, is to chop up your soap into smaller cubes (or cute little pyramids).
2. Get all of your little soap bits into your measuring cup and stick it in the microwave. You want to heat the soap base for one minute, stirring every twenty seconds.
3. When your soap is all melted add in fifteen drops of the Good Night essential oil and once that’s fully combined add in 1/8 cup of flaxseed.
4. Pour the soap mixture into the molds until they are about 3/4 of the way full and allow the bottom layer of your soap to harden, this will take about half an hour. After they’ve hardened, chop a bit more soap and melt it following the same steps above (you want to melt less than half of what you used before).
5. Add nothing to this second batch of soap just pour it directly onto the previously hardened soap and allow it to cool for an additional twenty minutes.
How do they look?
I love layered soaps, I think that they look adorable. Soon I’ll be working on some all natural ways to add color to my soaps. I know that you can use different herbs and spices to do so but I’m not super interested in paprika soap if you know what I mean… We’ll see, I have plenty of soap base still and now I have a surplus of soaps, what I really need to do is invest in a nice big glass jar or something to store these little darlings in.
I hope you enjoyed this soap tutorial! If you have any questions leave them for me in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!