Jeweled Soap - A Decorative Natural Soap.
This is an easy to make decorative natural
soap that's skin nourishing and pampering. You can also make
this decorative natural soap in
a fragrance of your choice.
4 oz. clear melt & pour soap
Shavings from previously made soap, (shave so it curls)
1/4 tsp. fragrance oil of choice
To Make This Jeweled Decorative Natural Soap:
With a sharp knife, cut shavings from previously made multicolored soaps. Spray
the shavings with witch hazel and loosely pack them into the soap mold. Melt the soap in a double boiler. Do not let it boil or overheat. Don't stir
too vigorously because you will create foam. When melted, let sit until a thin
skin forms on top. You might have to jiggle it a bit to see it. Add the
fragrance oil of your choice and stir. Pour over the shaved soap in the soap mold. Remove all foam
or bubbles that have formed.
Feel free to substitute or add other essential oils, herbs or salts
to personalize your decorative natural soap recipe. The recipe can be left without fragrance or
essential oils can be added for therapeutic benefit.
Boxes and baskets are nice
containers for decorative natural soap, especially when you fill the boxes with other materials.
You can fill the box or basket halfway with herbs, dried flowers or potpourri
that matches the scent of your soap. Gift basket fillings, other toiletries,
washcloths or sponges also make great fillers in the basket with your soap. Once
you have added the filler and soap, wrap the box or basket in cellophane.
Cellophane and polypropylene are clear
plastics that can be used as packaging for odd-shaped soaps and scented
soaps. Jute weave washcloths or tulle also make wonderful decorative natural soap wraps. Fabric
can be wrapped around soap like a gift and tied with a ribbon. Different
fabrics will provide different effects. Corduroy and velour provide a rich,
plush look while silk gives an elegant look. Calico and burlap throw a truly
"rustic" look. The fabric you use depends largely on the soap you made.
mugs also great "baskets." Add a filler to the cup and place a bar of soap in
the center and wrap with cellophane or tulle. Small brown paper bags, cello type
bags, wood crates and soap dishes are other containers you can use to package
your soaps and salts.
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