Often an issue with living sustainably is that it's not always accessible for everyone, products that are great for the environment can be horrific your bank account. That's the real reason for why I started this account. I wanted to give you the option to make some of these products yourself, easily and cheaply all whilst saving the planet ... sounds good right?
This was my first attempt a making soap, I looked into it for a while and looked at all the options. I didn't feel quite ready to conquer making lye soaps, however I saw how easy it was to make melt and pour soap, so thought I would give it a go. I am honestly so happy with the results and surprised at how much it froths up. See the photo below
I bought the melt and pour soap base from Amazon, I used a goats milk base but you can choose from so many others eg: shea butter, coconut oil, glycerin. The company I bought mine from claim to be a zero waste company too which is an added extra!
These are such a quick, cheap and easy alternative to buying soap. Plus you know what goes in them, and save on so much unnecessary packaging and plastic. I'm going to be attempting some pretty variations, and shampoo bars so stay tuned. But I really do like the use of oats in this soap because they act as a lovely, natural exfoliant.
Ingredients for 3 bars:
225g melt and pour soap base
1 tbsp sweet almond oil
1 tbsp honey (optional)
3 tbsp oats
20 drops vanilla essential oil
Chop your base into chunks and microwave in 20 sec bursts, mix until melted. Blend oats in a spice grinder and mix in to the melted soap mixture. Stir in the honey, almond oil and essential oils. An optional step is to spray the bottom of the soap moulds with rubbing alcohol to ensure a smooth and even texture. Next pour into your moulds and leave to set for at least three hours. You can use them as soon as they have set.
Give it a like if you wanna give this a go! And comment below if you have any questions.