If you've been to HM Ben Franklin Crafts recently, you probably noticed all the wonderful supplies for making beauty products. It really is super easy to melt a soap base in the microwave, add some fragrance and colorant, then pour the mixture into a mold. Voila! You have beautiful handmade soap bars to give to your lucky friends. In the photo above, the pink is a citrusy grapefruit, the yellow is a refreshing lemon (I added finely grated lemon peel for texture and scent.), and the green is a yummy melon scent.
For a Thanksgiving dinner favor, you might want to wrap the soap in unbleached wax paper,burlap cloth and fiber ribbons, then embellish with a pine cone, a cinnamon stick and a feather. All of these items can be purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. The soap under the burlap has a sweet almond fragrance to which I added some raw oatmeal for texture and its skin-soothing quality.
For the soaps in the first photo, I used these items. The soap blocks are available in goat milk, avocado and shea butter. There are many scents and colorants to choose from at HM BFC. I truly enjoyed the ease of making these soaps and I'm very pleased with the quality of the finished product. I hope you will try your hand at soapmaking. It will leave you bubbling over with joy!