The Christmas season is fast approaching and already I have started to think of what delightful homemade gifts my charges can give this year to their parents, grandparents, and teachers. We have just had their mum’s birthday and for that we made handmade Shea butter, coconut, and lavender soap. While I am still working on Christmas ideas, I thought I would write up the soap recipe just in case anyone else wanted to make some for their loved ones.
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You will need:
- Shea butter soap base
- Coconut soap fragrance
- Dried lavender
We used about ¼ of our Shea butter soap base which made 4 bars of soap, but you may want to use more.
Cut up the soap base and place it into a saucepan on a low heat. Alternatively you can melt it in a microwave, but we don’t have one at work.
Once the soap has completely melted, take it off the head and add 2 tbsps of the dried lavender and 15 drops of the coconut fragrance. EC was in charge of adding the lavender. Let’s just say that a lot more that 2 tbsps went into it. YC very diligently added the coconut.
Finally pour it into your moulds and leave it to set.
The soap really smelt amazing and felt so silky smooth. They really do make a wonderful homemade gift.
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