The Soap Barn Free Creative Soaping Book


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Chunky Heart Soaps
Heart and Rose Soap
Citronella Soap Balls
Cleopatra Milk Soap
Soap Pop Swirl
Soap Flower Pops
Lemon Grass Pumice Foot Soap
Lemon Grass Foot Soap
Lemon Grass Foot Soap Sandwich
Embossed Pumice Foot Soap
Hologram Foot Soap
Herbal Soaps
Decoupage Soaps
Strawberry and Lime Farmhouse Soap
Banana and Vanilla Farmhouse Soap
Banana and Vanilla Farmhouse Soap
Pineapple and Pawpaw Farmhouse Soap
Blueberry and Lime Farmhouse Soap
Rosemary and Orange Farmhouse Soap
Ginger, Coconut and Lime Farmhouse Soap
Apple and Cinnamon Farmhouse Soap
Zucchini and Thyme Farmhouse Soap
Pear and Camomile Farmhouse Soap
Pumpkin, Carrot + Cinnamon Farmhouse Soap
Grapefruit, Carrot + Ginger Farmhouse Soap
Coffee and Vanilla Farmhouse Soap
Coffee and Vanilla Farmhouse Soap
Classic French Country Natural Soap
Marbled Loaf Farmhouse Soap
Candy Farmhouse Soap Loaf
Swirls Farmhouse Soap Loaf
Confetti Farmhouse Soap Loaf
Happy Little Easter Duck Soaps
Pink Grapefruit Soap Slices
Strawberry and Cherry Cheesecake Soap
Loofah Soap on a Rope
Jelly Belly Soap Loaf
Grapefruit and Cucumber Soap Loaf
Curls and Swirls Citrus Soap Loaf
Marine Soap Loaf
Spring Soap Flowers
Midnight Black Roses
Christmas Pudding Soap Balls
Cedarwood Shaving Soap with Bentonite
Scrubbing Wood Spice Soap with Pumice
Cedarwood and Loofah Soap-on-a-Rope
Painting on Soap
Soap Roses
Old Fashioned Soap Balls
Decoupage on Soap
Soap Candies - Liquorice AllSorts
Soap Candies - Chocolate Bon-Bons
Soap Candies - Jelly Babies
Soap Candies - Chocolate Logs
Soap Candies - Fizzy Drinks
Soap Candies - Turkish Delights
Soap Candies - Chocolate Slabs
Soap Candies - Lollipops
Soap Candies - Sparkling Wine


Chunky Heart Soaps

   

Requirements:
1 Roasting Pan (Chocolate Den)
2kg Red strawberry glycerine (Soap Barn)
2kg White farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
20ml Cherry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Heart cookie cutter (Chocolate Den)

Method:
The first thing you need to do is cut your red soap into 1cm slices. Then cut a red heart out of each slice with your cookie cutter. Place your red hearts on the bottom of the roasting pan and press them down firmly so they don’t move. You can check if they are properly stuck down by holding your pan upside down. Those hearts that fall out – weren’t properly stuck! Please them down again firmly. Take all the red soap left from the slices and put it in a plastic jug for melting or in a small pot.
Melt your white Farmhouse soap in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. When it is melted you can add the cherry fragrance.
Pour the white soap over the red hearts till the roasting pan is filled and the hearts are covered. Leave this layer to set.
When the first layer is set melt your red strawberry soap. It must be very hot when you pour it over the first layer to don’t wait for it to cool. If you pour it too cool the two layers won’t stick. The strawberry soap needs to melt the first layer a tiny bit for them to stick properly. This can only happen if the soap is hot (not boiling!)
When the red layer has set melt your white soap again. Then pour the white soap into the tin over the red layer. Again, this soap needs to be hot enough to melt the red layer just a little so they stick together. Leave the soap about 6 hours to set.
When the soap is set and cold un-mould it onto the counter and cut into lovely thick Valentines’ chunks with a large non-serrated knife.

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Heart and Rose Soap

Requirements for Roses:
White Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Cherry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Red liquid colouring (Soap Barn)
Cookie Cutters (Chocolate Den)
Kebab Sticks (Chocolate Den)
PVC boxes for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method for Roses:
(For step-by-step method with pictures please see Recipe No. 50 in Soap Barn Book 2 on this website.

Or click here to watch the step-by-step video

For glycerine soap flowers: Melt your white soap gently either in a pot directly on the stove over a very low heat or in the microwave in a plastic jug on defrost. When your soap has melted add the flexine. You will need 50% flexine to the soap you melt for flowers.
For Farmhouse soap flowers: Melt your white soap gently either in a pot directly on the stove over a very low heat or in the microwave in a plastic jug on defrost. You will not need flexine to make flowers out of Farmhouse soap.
Add 10ml cherry fragrance to your soap. Pour the soap onto your counter in long narrow strips and leave about five minutes to set. With a knife cut a straight line across the bottom of the soap strip.
Draw another line 1cm above that with the back of a knife. This must just be a marking and must not cut through your soap. Cut plastic cookie cutters in half with a pair of scissors so that they are open ended. Using the 1cm marked line as your guide cut all the way along the soap strip with your cookie cutter.
Roll up each strip. Put a kebab stick through the bottom of each roll (where the 1cm marking was) to hold it in place. Now fold back each petal of the flower, starting from the outside moving in.
Paint the top edges of each petal with red liquid colouring.
Leave the roses a couple of hours to harden if you are using Farmhouse soap but a day to dry and harden if you are using glycerine soap. You can then remove the kebab sticks and cut off the 1cm base with a sharp knife. Your flowers are now ready for sticking on the strawberry heart soaps. Pour a little melted strawberry soap on the heart and immediately place your rose on top.




Requirements for Hearts:
1 heart mould (Soap Barn)
Red strawberry glycerine soap (Soap Barn)

Method for Hearts:
Melt your soap gently in a pot on the stove or in a plastic jug in the microwave. Leave it to cool till if forms a skin on top. Pour it in your heart moulds right to the top. Leave your soaps two hours to set and then un-mould them.


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Citronella Soap Balls

Requirements:
1kg white un-fragranced farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
1kg white un-fragranced soap noodles (Soap Barn)
Dried lemongrass (Soap Barn)
Citronella essential oil (Soap Barn)
Lime organza ribbon (Soap Barn)
Paper roses - different colours (Soap Barn)
Large white paper cups (Soap Barn)

Method:
Put one handful of soap noodles into a small bowl. Gently melt the farmhouse soap in the microwave or on the stove. Add 20ml citronella essential oil to the melted farmhouse soap and mix through well. Add a cup of the melted soap to a cup of soap noodles (just enough to cover the noodles) and stir it through till you get a thick porridge consistency. Now you can take this mixture and roll it into a beautiful soap ball. Roll the warm ball in dried lemongrass. Decorate your soap balls with organza ribbon and paper roses. Place in white paper cups when complete. These decorative soaps can be kept in the bathroom to keep away mosquitoes and flies.

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Cleopatra Milk Soap

Requirements:
1kg White Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Venus fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Milk powder (Soap Barn)
Sleeping Woman mould (Soap Barn)
Rectangle soap mould SB45 (Soap Barn)
Butter paper (Chocolate Den)
Gold organza ribbon (Soap Barn)
PVC 2 row box (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Gently melt your soap (1kg farmhouse soap) in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Once the soap has melted add 1 teaspoon milk powder, 20 ml Venus perfume and 10ml the lustre sparkle. Stir well and leave to cool. Pour the soap mixture into the moulds and leave to set. The sleeping lady soaps are lovely three in a 2 row PVC box. The rectangle soaps are stunning wrapped in butter paper and labelled. I like to leave my Farmhouse soaps about two days after moulding to dry before I wrap them. This way they lather more and last longer. This soap is a glorious, smooth, nourishing delight for moms on Mothers' Day.

   

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Soap Pop Swirl

Requirements:
Farmhouse rose soap (Soap Barn)
Farmhouse lavender soap (Soap Barn)
Farmhouse olive oil soap (Soap Barn)
Thick kebab sticks (Chocolate Den)
Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Organza ribbon or coloured raffia (Soap Barn and Chocolate Den)

Method:
Start by melting your soap. This is how I like to melt my farmhouse soap: I turn the bucket upside down, put a little pressure on the back and un-mould the 1kg soap out of the bucket. Then I chop the soap up into chunks and I either melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat or in the microwave. I put the entire kilo into a plastic jug and I put that in the microwave on high for three minutes. I then pour out what is melted and return the rest to the microwave for another three minutes to melt. Then I add all the melted soap together and stir through well so I have an even temperature throughout.

Once your soap is melted you are ready to make your Soap Pop Swirl. Pour your first colour (it doesn't matter which) out onto the clean counter. I pour from one spot and let it run and spread into a big circle. Then I leave that to set. Once that has set I pour the second colour on top of that. Again, pouring in the middle of the circle allowing it to spread out and cover the first circle. Leave the second colour to set and then repeat the steps with the third colour.

When all layers are set gently lift one edge with a knife and slowly roll that side up like a swiss roll all the way to the end of the circle. It is a bit slippery but you need to persevere and keep at it because it is well worth it in the end.

When your scroll is all rolled up you can take a smooth edge knife and slice through it making nice thick slices. Then you can thread a thick kebab stick through to make it into a soap lollipop.

I leave it for a day or two to dry out nicely and then I wrap it in cellophane with a ribbon.

This fun soap makes a fab gift for your mom on Mothers' day.

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Soap Flower Pops

Requirements:
Farmhouse rose soap (Soap Barn)
Farmhouse lavender soap (Soap Barn)
Farmhouse olive oil soap (Soap Barn)
Thick kebab sticks (Chocolate Den)
Soap flower mould (Soap Barn)
Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Organza ribbon or coloured raffia (Soap Barn and Chocolate Den)

Method:
Start by melting your soap. This is how I like to melt my farmhouse soap: I turn the bucket upside down, put a little pressure on the back and un-mould the 1kg soap out of the bucket. Then I chop the soap up into chunks and I either melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat or in the microwave. I put the entire kilo into a plastic jug and I put that in the microwave on high for three minutes. I then pour out what is melted and return the rest to the microwave for another three minutes to melt. Then I add all the melted soap together and stir through well so I have an even temperature throughout. Leave the soap to cool till it has formed a thick skin on top. Then you know it is a good pouring temperature. Remember that Farmhouse soap is made with clay and because of that it retains a lot of heat. So your soap needs to cool a lot before you pour it into a mould otherwise you will damage your mould.

Once your soap had been melted and cooled you are ready to make your Soap Flower Pops. Pour one colour soap into the mould, filling it one third, then the second colour filling it two thirds and then the final colour to the top. This way you will get a gorgeous marbled flower soap. Remember to pour right to the top of your mould or it will be difficult to un-mould it later.

Leave your soap flowers at least two hours to set. When they feel cold to the touch you can turn your mould upside down, put gentle pressure on the top and pop them out.

You can then thread thick kebab sticks through them to make them into soap flower lollipops.

I like to leave them a couple of days to dry and harden. Then I wrap them with cellophane and ribbon. Give your mom a bunch of these soap flower pops for Mothers' Day, I am sure she will be delighted.

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Lemon Grass Pumice Foot Soap

Requirements:
Lemon grass glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons ground pumice (Soap Barn)
Foot mould (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add two tablespoons of ground pumice. In order for the pumice to be evenly distributed throughout you need to stir the soap till it is cool. When you see the soap starting to thicken pour it quickly into the mould. Timing is essential. If you pour too early all the pumice will sink to the bottom of the mould and you will only have pumice on one side of the soap. These soaps take a bit more effort but the results of having pumice evenly distributed throughout your soap are well worth it. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them. Use on your feet to keep them soft and smooth.

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Lemon Grass Foot Soap

Requirements:
Lemon grass glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Dried lemon grass herb (Soap Barn)
Foot mould (Soap Barn)

Please click here to print out Lemon Grass Fizzing Foot Soap labels

Method:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add in the dried lemon grass herb. Pour your soap into the moulds right to the top. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them. Use on your feet to keep them fresh and fragrant.

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Lemon Grass Foot Soap Sandwich

Requirements for green lemon grass layers:
Lemon grass glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Dried lemon grass herb (Soap Barn)
Big Foot mould (Soap Barn)

Method for green lemon grass layers:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add in the dried lemon grass herb. Pour your soap into the moulds right to the top. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them.

Requirements for white pumice layer:
White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Lemon grass fragrance (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons ground pumice (Soap Barn)
Big Foot mould (Soap Barn)

Method for white pumice layer:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add two tablespoons of ground pumice and your fragrance. In order for the pumice to be evenly distributed throughout you need to stir the soap till it is cool. When you see the soap starting to thicken pour it quickly into the mould. Timing is essential. If you pour too early all the pumice will sink to the bottom of the mould and you will only have pumice on one side of the soap. These soaps take a bit more effort but the results of having pumice evenly distributed throughout your soap are well worth it. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them.

Once the soaps are set and out of the moulds you can stack them one on top of the other with a little melted soap (as glue) to make a thick chunky foot soap.

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Embossed Pumice Foot Soap

Requirements for white pumice block:
White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Lemon grass fragrance (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons ground pumice (Soap Barn)
Rectangle mould SB 45 (Soap Barn)

Method for white pumice block:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add two tablespoons of ground pumice and your fragrance. In order for the pumice to be evenly distributed throughout you need to stir the soap till it is cool. When you see the soap starting to thicken pour it quickly into the mould. Timing is essential. If you pour too early all the pumice will sink to the bottom of the mould and you will only have pumice on one side of the soap. These soaps take a bit more effort but the results of having pumice evenly distributed throughout your soap are well worth it. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them.

Requirements for green lemon grass feet:
Lemon grass glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Tiny foot mould (Soap Barn)

Method for green lemon grass layers:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted pour it into the moulds right to the top. Leave your soaps about an hour to set and then un-mould them. Stick them on the white pumice blocks with a little melted soap.

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Hologram Foot Soap

Requirements:
Lemon grass glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Small foot mould (Soap Barn)
Rectangle soap mould SB 45(Soap Barn)
Hologram powder (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add two tablespoons of ground pumice and your fragrance. In order for the pumice to be evenly distributed throughout you need to stir the soap till it is cool. When you see the soap starting to thicken pour it quickly into the mould. Timing is essential. If you pour too early all the pumice will sink to the bottom of the mould and you will only have pumice on one side of the soap. These soaps take a bit more effort but the results of having pumice evenly distributed throughout your soap are well worth it. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them.

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Herbal Soaps

Requirements:
White Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Orange fragrance (Soap Barn)
Soap Glaze for Decoupage (Soap Barn)
Dried Jasmine (Soap Barn)
Dried Marigold (Soap Barn)
Rooibos tea leaves
Orange Peel Confetti (Soap Barn)
RBS square box natural (Soap Barn)
Tin foil
Tissue paper (Soap Barn)

Method:
Line your RBS square box natural with tin foil. Put your soap in a pot on the stove over a very low heat and allow it to melt very gently. Or melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave on defrost. When your soap has melted add your fragrance and leave it too cool till it forms a skin on top. Then you know it is a good pouring temperature. Now you can pour it into your lined RBS square box natural. Fill it right to the top and leave the soap to set.
While you wait for you soap to set you can start preparing your cut-outs. Cut designs out of decoupage sheets, wrapping paper and serviettes carefully and neatly. Think also about pictures or designs that will work well together either on the same soap or on a set of matching soaps.
Once your soap has set you can remove it from the RBS square box natural and cut it into squares. Line your RBS box square natural with tissue paper and place the small squares back in the box.
Take a thick, soft haired paintbrush and dip it into the soap glaze. Brush it on a square soap and pack dried flowers onto the wet soap glaze. Do three squares of each type so you have a box with contrast, colour and variety. This makes the most extraordinary gift for all your friends.

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Decoupage Soaps

Requirements:
White Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Lemon fragrance (Soap Barn)
Soap Glaze for Decoupage (Soap Barn)
Decoupage Sheets or wrapping paper
Glitter (Soap Barn)
RBS square box natural (Soap Barn)
Tin foil
Tissue paper (Soap Barn)

Method:
Line your RBS square box natural with tin foil. Put your soap in a pot on the stove over a very low heat and allow it to melt very gently. Or melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave on defrost. When your soap has melted add your fragrance and leave it too cool till it forms a skin on top. Then you know it is a good pouring temperature. Now you can pour it into your lined RBS square box natural. Fill it right to the top and leave the soap to set.
While you wait for you soap to set you can start preparing your cut-outs. Cut designs out of decoupage sheets, wrapping paper and serviettes carefully and neatly. Think also about pictures or designs that will work well together either on the same soap or on a set of matching soaps.
Once your soap has set you can remove it from the RBS square box natural and cut it into squares. Line your RBS box square natural with tissue paper and place the small squares back in the box.
Take a thick, soft haired paintbrush and dip it into the soap glaze. Brush it on the back of the picture and place the picture onto one of your soaps. With the palm of your hand you can flatten the picture on the soap. Then you can brush soap glaze over the picture to protect it. Sprinkle some glitter around the picture now if you like. Leave it to set. The glaze will set clear and your decoupage soaps will be beautiful and ready for use.

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Strawberry and Lime Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Strawberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Lime fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grated peel from one fresh lime
8 Large strawberries
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the peel off the outside of one whole lime. Chop your strawberries into quarters and cook them in the microwave for two minutes. Drain away their juice and then add the cooked strawberries and the lime peel to your melted soap. Add 5ml strawberry fragrance and 5ml lime fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Banana and Vanilla Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Banana fragrance (Soap Barn)
Vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grated vanilla pod
1 Large banana
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the vanilla pod. Chop your banana in pieces, mash it and cook it in the microwave for two minutes and then another two minutes. Add the cooked banana and the vanilla pod to your melted soap. Add 5ml banana fragrance and 10ml vanilla fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Kiwi and Jasmine Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Honeysuckle fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grated fresh kiwi
3 Heaped tablespoons dried Jasmine flowers (Soap Barn)
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the kiwi fruit and cook it in the microwave for two minutes. Drain away the juice and then add the cooked kiwi and the dried jasmine flowers to your melted soap. Add 10ml honeysuckle fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit, flowers and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Pineapple and Pawpaw Farmhouse Soap

   

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Papaya fragrance (Soap Barn)
Mango fragrance (Soap Barn)
Half a pineapple grated
Half a small pawpaw grated
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate half your pineapple and half a small papaya. Cook them in the microwave for two minutes and then another two minutes. Drain away their juice and then add the cooked fruit to your melted soap. Add 5ml papaya fragrance and 10ml mango fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Blueberry and Lime Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Blueberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Lime fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grated peel from one fresh lime
20 fresh blueberries
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the peel off the outside of one whole lime. Chop your blueberries into half and cook them in the microwave for two minutes and maybe even another two minutes. Add the cooked blueberries and the lime peel to your melted soap. Add 5ml blueberry fragrance and 5ml lime fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Rosemary and Orange Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Orange fragrance (Soap Barn)
Dried orange scrub (Soap Barn)
Dried rosemary (Soap Barn)
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Crush your dried rosemary so the pieces are small and fine. Put a handful of dried rosemary and 4 heaped tablespoons of dried orange scrub into your melted soap. Add 10ml orange fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Ginger, Coconut and Lime Farmhouse Soap

   

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Coconut fragrance (Soap Barn)
Lime fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grated peel from one fresh lime
3 Tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
5 Heaped tablespoons dried coconut (Chocolate Den)
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the peel off the outside of one whole lime. Also finely grate 3 tablespoons of fresh ginger. Put the grated lime, fresh ginger and desiccated coconut into your melted soap. Add 5ml coconut fragrance and 5ml lime fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Apple and Cinnamon Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Apple fragrance (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Grated apple
2 Tablespoons cinnamon powder (Soap Barn)
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the apple and cook it in the microwave for two minutes. Drain away the juice and then add the cooked apple and cinnamon powder to your melted soap. Add 10ml apple fragrance and 2ml cinnamon fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Zucchini and Thyme Farmhouse Soap

    

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Forest Fern fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grated 3 zucchinis
2 heaped tablespoons heaped fresh thyme
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the three zucchinis and cook them in the microwave for two minutes and then maybe another two minutes. Drain away their juice and then add the cooked zucchinis and the fresh thyme to your melted soap. Add 10ml forest fern fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Pear and Camomile Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Pear fragrance (Soap Barn)
Dried camomile flowers (Soap Barn)
Grated pear
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the pear and cook it in the microwave for two minutes and then another two minutes. Drain away the juice and then add the cooked pear and a handful of dried camomile flowers to your melted soap. Add 10ml pear fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Pumpkin, Carrot + Cinnamon Farmhouse Soap

    

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon fragrance (Soap Barn)
Coconut fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 large grated carrot
1 handful grated pumpkin
2 tablespoons cinnamon powder (Soap Barn)
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the carrot and about 100g pumpkin and cook them in the microwave for two minutes and then another two minutes. Then add the cooked carrot and pumpkin to your melted soap as well as the two tablespoons powdered cinnamon. Add 10ml coconut fragrance and 3ml cinnamon fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Grapefruit, Carrot + Ginger Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Pink grapefruit fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 large grated carrot
3 heaped tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
1 grated grapefruit)
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the carrot and ginger. Also grate your grapefruit – I know this is a messy job. Basically you want to keep the pulp and drain away the juice. Cook the carrot in the microwave for two minutes. Then add the cooked carrot, the fresh ginger and the grapefruit pulp to your melted soap. Add 10ml grapefruit fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Coffee and Vanilla Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
Instant coffee powder
1 finely chopped or grated vanilla pod
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Finely grate the vanilla pod. Add three heaped tablespoons of instant coffee, the grated vanilla pod and 10ml vanilla fragrance to the melted soap and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Blueberry and Oats Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
1kg Farmhouse Soap (Soap Barn)
Blueberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Coconut fragrance (Soap Barn)
Handful of oat bran
20 fresh blueberries
Organic Bean mould (Soap Barn)
RBS Box Square Natural no lid (Soap Barn)
Straw + Raffia + Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
This recipe uses The Soap Barn’s wonderful Farmhouse Soap. This soap is formulated by Jackie to be absolutely pure, has no added chemicals and has a coconut oil base. It is great to work with, easy to melt, easy to colour, easy to fragrance, easy to pour, easy to un-mould and FABULOUS to wash with. It is a smooth, white, creamy soap that lathers well, washes well and moisturises at the same time. Once you have worked with this soap you will never want to use any other soap, it really is lovely.
Chop your whole kilo of soap into chunks and melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave for six or seven minutes. Or melt it in a pot directly on the stove over a low heat till it runs like water. Farmhouse soap works just the same way as glycerine soap but it takes a few minutes longer to melt.
Chop your blueberries in half and cook them in the microwave for two minutes and then again maybe for another two minutes. Add the cooked blueberries and the oat bran to your melted soap. Add 5ml blueberry fragrance and 5ml coconut fragrance to the mixture and stir through well till the fruit and the fragrance are evenly distributed throughout the melted soap.
Now pour the soap into the Organic Bean mould, spray the top with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles (if there are any) and then leave the soap to set.
When the soap is cold to the touch (within about two hours) put gentle pressure on the mould and release the soaps.
Package them in the RBS Box Square Natural with straw. Then cover the box with cellophane. Tie a raffia bow over the box and add the label you have downloaded from the website.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone. It is easy and very inexpensive to make but looks like a million bucks! The soap will be a great treat to anyone’s skin and the fresh fruit will add colour, texture and nutrients.

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Classic French Country Natural Soap

Requirements:
White Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
White Tea Flower fragrance (Soap Barn)
Hand Made rectangle mould (Soap Barn)
Spraying alcohol in spray bottle (Soap Barn)
Classic French Country – Handmade Soap wrapping paper (Soap Barn)
Clear cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Organza ribbon (Soap Barn)
Classic French Country RBS box (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Once the soap has melted add your fragrance. Pour your soap into the moulds right to the top. Spray with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles on top. Leave your soaps about two hours to set and then un-mould them. Wrap your soaps in cellophane and then in the Classic French Country Handmade Soap wrapping paper. Tie and organza ribbon around each soap and place in a matching Classic French Country RBS box.

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Marbled Loaf Farmhouse Soap

Requirements:
2kg White Farmhouse (Soap Barn)
Mica colours or luminous paste colours (Soap Barn)
Loaf
Potato Peeler / Chip Cutter/ Grater

Method:
I used big open curls of coloured soap to get this marbled soap. I filled the loaf tin with big soap curls right to the top. Then I poured my white soap over. The white soap melted the curls and they all dropped to fill only half the tin. I waited for that to set and then I refilled the loaf tin with more curls. Again I poured white soap over and the curls melted into the soap and produced the marbled effect.

Melt 1kg Farmhouse soap and then fragrance it. Use 10ml fragrance per kg.
Divide the soap into small bowls and colour each bowl of soap with either mica colours or luminous paste colours (see website: www.soapbarn.co.za for colour prices and details). We use these particular colours for the soap loaves because they don’t bleed.
Pour your coloured soaps into square moulds and leave to set. They will be the colour blocks you need to work with when you make your various loaves.
Take your coloured blocks and chop them with a chip cutter, or peel curls with a potato peeler or grate them finely with a vegetable grater.
Fill your loaf tin with the soap chunks/ peels or gratings one colour on top of the next for a layered effect
Melt your second kg of Farmhouse soap and fragrance it. Pour it hot over the coloured chunks/ curls/ gratings right to the top of the tin
Leave your soap four to five hours to set and then knock the soap out of the tin
Cut the soap into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice the loaf into thick chunky soaps for washing. Leave the rough edges of the top layer because that adds texture and interest to your soap slice.
The Farmhouse soap feels wet when it is first unmoulded but leave it for an hour and it will dry. I like to leave the slices two days to cure before I wrap them, that way they will be harder and lather wonderfully.

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Candy Farmhouse Soap Loaf

Requirements:
2kg White Farmhouse (Soap Barn)
Mica colours or luminous paste colours (Soap Barn)
Loaf Tin
Potato Peeler / Chip Cutter/ Grater

Method:
I used mica colours in white Farmhouse soap to make the orange (rubin), purple, gold and brown soap. I cut the coloured soap up with a chip cutter so I had lots of small chunks. I filled the loaf tin with the coloured chunks in layers, colour by colour. I then poured melted white Farmhouse soap over the chunks.

Melt 1kg Farmhouse soap and then fragrance it. Use 10ml fragrance per kg.
Divide the soap into small bowls and colour each bowl of soap with either mica colours or luminous paste colours. We use these particular colours for the soap loaves because they don’t bleed.
Pour your coloured soaps into square moulds and leave to set. They will be the colour blocks you need to work with when you make your various loaves.
Take your coloured blocks and chop them with a chip cutter, or peel curls with a potato peeler or grate them finely with a vegetable grater.
Fill your loaf tin with the soap chunks/ peels or gratings one colour on top of the next for a layered effect.
Melt your second kg of Farmhouse soap and fragrance it. Pour it hot over the coloured chunks/ curls/ gratings right to the top of the tin.
Leave your soap four to five hours to set and then knock the soap out of the tin.
Cut the soap into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice the loaf into thick chunky soaps for washing. Leave the rough edges of the top layer because that adds texture and interest to your soap slice.
The Farmhouse soap feels wet when it is first unmoulded but leave it for an hour and it will dry. I like to leave the slices two days to cure before I wrap them, that way they will be harder and lather wonderfully.

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Swirls Farmhouse Soap Loaf

Requirements:
2kg White Farmhouse (Soap Barn)
Mica colours or luminous paste colours (Soap Barn)
Loaf Tin
Potato Peeler / Chip Cutter/ Grater

Method:
I used both mica colours and neon paste colours for this project. I curled the peeled soap up into tight curls and filled the loaf tin with the curls in layers, colour by colour. I then poured the melted white Farmhouse soap over.

Melt 1kg Farmhouse soap and then fragrance it. Use 10ml fragrance per kg.
Divide the soap into small bowls and colour each bowl of soap with either mica colours or luminous paste colours. We use these particular colours for the soap loaves because they don’t bleed.
Pour your coloured soaps into square moulds and leave to set. They will be the colour blocks you need to work with when you make your various loaves.
Take your coloured blocks and chop them with a chip cutter, or peel curls with a potato peeler or grate them finely with a vegetable grater.
Fill your loaf tin with the soap chunks/ peels or gratings one colour on top of the next for a layered effect.
Melt your second kg of Farmhouse soap and fragrance it. Pour it hot over the coloured chunks/ curls/ gratings right to the top of the tin.
Leave your soap four to five hours to set and then knock the soap out of the tin.
Cut the soap into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice the loaf into thick chunky soaps for washing. Leave the rough edges of the top layer because that adds texture and interest to your soap slice.
The Farmhouse soap feels wet when it is first unmoulded but leave it for an hour and it will dry. I like to leave the slices two days to cure before I wrap them, that way they will be harder and lather wonderfully.

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Confetti Farmhouse Soap Loaf

   

Requirements:
2kg White Farmhouse (Soap Barn)
Mica colours or luminous paste colours (Soap Barn)
Loaf Tin
Potato Peeler / Chip Cutter/ Grater

Method:
I used both mica colours and neon paste colours for this project. I curled the peeled soap up into tight curls and filled the loaf tin with the curls in layers, colour by colour. I then poured the melted white Farmhouse soap over.

Melt 1kg Farmhouse soap and then fragrance it. Use 10ml fragrance per kg.
Divide the soap into small bowls and colour each bowl of soap with either mica colours or luminous paste colours. We use these particular colours for the soap loaves because they don’t bleed.
Pour your coloured soaps into square moulds and leave to set. They will be the colour blocks you need to work with when you make your various loaves.
Take your coloured blocks and chop them with a chip cutter, or peel curls with a potato peeler or grate them finely with a vegetable grater.
Fill your loaf tin with the soap chunks/ peels or gratings one colour on top of the next for a layered effect.
Melt your second kg of Farmhouse soap and fragrance it. Pour it hot over the coloured chunks/ curls/ gratings right to the top of the tin.
Leave your soap four to five hours to set and then knock the soap out of the tin.
Cut the soap into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice the loaf into thick chunky soaps for washing. Leave the rough edges of the top layer because that adds texture and interest to your soap slice.
The Farmhouse soap feels wet when it is first unmoulded but leave it for an hour and it will dry. I like to leave the slices two days to cure before I wrap them, that way they will be harder and lather wonderfully.

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Happy Little Easter Duck Soaps

Ingredients:
I round mould and 1 duck mould (Soap Barn)
Ocean Mist soap and Cocoa Butter soap (Soap Barn)
Spraying alcohol (Soap Barn)
Bulldog clips(Soap Barn)
Half Cube PVC Box (Soap Barn)
Plastic eyes, white craft glue, orange soap paint, frog stickers and little hats (Soap Barn and Chocolate Den)

Method:
Gently melt your ocean mist blue soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Leave it in the jug to cool till it forms a skin on top. Then you know it's a good pouring temperature. Move the skin back and pour the ocean mist blue soap into the round (pond) mould. Fill the mould right to the top. Spray your soap immediately with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles that come to the top.



Cut your ducks out of the mould. Remember to cut out their bottoms so you can fill them



Clip your duck moulds together with bulldog clips. Clip them in a way that they stand up nicely on their own. Heads down and open bottoms up.



Gently melt your cocoa butter soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave on defrost. If you would like your ducks to be bright yellow add a couple of drops of liquid soap yellow colouring to your melted soap. Leave it in the jug to cool till it forms a skin on top. Then you know it's a good pouring temperature. Move the skin back and pour the cocoa butter soap into the upside down duck moulds. Fill the moulds right to the top. Spray your soap immediately with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles that come to the top.



When your soaps have cooled and set (leave them for two hours to set in their own good time) you can unmould them. Pour a little melted soap onto the blue pond soap and set the yellow duck on top. It will stick.



Now you can decorate your ducks-on-ponds soaps. Stick moving eyes on with a little white craft glue. Paint their beaks with orange soap paint (you can thin out your paint with a drop of water to make painting easier).



Finish off your Happy Little Easter Duck Soaps with frog and waterlily stickers on the ponds and little Easter bonnets and caps on their heads. What fabulous Easter gifts you have made!




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Pink Grapefruit Soap Slices

Ingredients:
3 PCV Cylinders No: 3, 8, 19 (Chocolate Den)
1kg Clear Pink Rose Soap (Soap Barn)
1kg Cream Cocoa Butter Soap (Soap Barn)
1kg Clear Green Grapefruit Soap (Soap Barn)
Spraying alcohol (Soap Barn)
1/2 Cube PVC Box for Packaging(Soap Barn)

Method:
The first thing you need to do is prepare your PVC cylinders. They are not really meant for soap making which means they can easily leak if you don't prepare them well. Cover the bottom seam of the cylinder with broad clear sellotape. If you have to go around the seam a few times to make sure it it is sealed that is fine.

Gently melt your clear pink rose soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Leave it to cool a bit and then pour it into your smallest cylinder. Pour so it fills the cylinder to the top. Spray the top of the soap with spraying alcohol to pop all the little bubbles that come to the top. Now leave your pink soap to set.

When the soap has set (about two hours) cut the PVC cylinder and tear it away from the soap. You are now left with a thick tube of pink soap. Stand the soap upright and cut it in half. Then cut each of those halves into equal thirds so you have 6 long narrow pieces. Stand those pieces upright in the middle size cylinder. Make sure they are equal distance away from each other and from the side of the cylinder.



Now melt your cocoa butter soap gently in a pot on the stove or in the microwave on defrost. When the cream soap has melted you can pour it into the middle cylinder so it surround the six long pieces. Again you need to pour right to the top. Then spray the top of the soap with spraying alcohol to pop the bubbles.



Then leave the middle size cylinder to set. This should take about two hours. When the soap has set you can cut the PVC at the top and tear the plastic away from the soap. Now place this big pink and white soap into the middle of the largest cylinder.

Gently melt your clear green grapefruit soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Once it has melted you can pour it into the large cylinder so that it surrounds and covers the pink and white soap you have already made.



Again you need to leave your soap to set about two hours. When the soap is set, snip the PVC and tear it away from the soap. You can first cut the top off the soap to neaten it. Then cut it in half and slice each half in nice thick chunks.



Package the slices in a 1/2 cube PCV box and decorate with raffia and maybe even a dried orange slice.




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Strawberry and Cherry Cheesecake Soap

    

Ingredients:
A PVC cylinder from Chocolate Den
Vanilla Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Cocoa Butter Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Strawberry Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Clear Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Strawberry Mould (Soap Barn)
Cirabelle black exfoliate beads or poppy seeds (Soap Barn)
Spraying Alcohol (Soap Barn)
Small Ball Mould from Chocolate Den
Bath Mousse (Soap Barn)
Piping Bag and Meringue Nozzle from Chocolate Den

Method:
Pour melted strawberry soap into the strawberry mould and the small ball mould so they will be ready to go on your cake at a later stage. You can sprinkle a few cirabelle black beads or poppy seeds into the strawberry mould for a seed effect
Seal the bottom of the cylinder all the way around with broad sellotape to prevent leaking
Gently melt your vanilla soap either in a pot on the stove or in the microwave
Pour your melted vanilla soap into the cylinder all the way to the top and leave to cool



When a thick layer has formed on the top cut out a circle leaving a thick rim. Empty the soap back into the pot so that only a thick ridge and bottom remain. Leave the sides and bottom to set.



Gently melt your cocoa butter soap in a pot on the stove or in a plastic jug in the microwave. Pour your melted cocoa butter soap into the vanilla soap frame leaving about 2cm at the top. Leave the cocoa butter soap to set in the base.



Place your strawberry soaps on top of the set cocoa butter soap and then pour clear glycerine soap over them to the top of the base - as the final layer to your cake. You must spray some spraying alcohol over the cocoa butter soap and strawberries just before you pour over your clear soap. This will help the two layers bond



Place your cherry soaps on top of the set cocoa butter soap and then pour clear glycerine soap over them to the top of the base - as the final layer to your cake. You must spray some spraying alcohol over the cocoa butter soap and cherries just before you pour over your clear soap. This will help the two layers bond



When the final layer of soap has set remove the entire cake from the PVC cyliner and cut into slices. You can then whip up some bath mousse till it is thick and creamy. Pipe that directly onto each slice for a piped cream effect.

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Loofah Soap on a Rope



Requirements:
Ocean Mist glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Loofah (Soap Barn)
Round mould (Soap Barn)
Soap Rope (Soap Barn))

Method:
Cut 1cm slices of loofah with a big serrated knife. Place the slices of loofah into your round soap mould. Gently melt the soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Pour the soap into a soap mould over the loofah and leave to set. When the soap is set and out of the mould you can make a hole in the soap through which to tie your rope.

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Jelly Belly Soap Loaf



Requirements:
1kg White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1/2kg Honeybush, Lemon grass, grapefruit and fenjal glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Soap Cutter (Chocolate Den)
Loaf Tin (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Chop your coloured soaps into small chunks with your soap cutter



Fill your loaf tin with the soap chunks one colour on top of the next for a layered effect



Pour your melted white soap over the coloured chunks right to the top of the tin



Leave your soap four to five hours to set and then knock the soap out of the tin



Cut the soap into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice the loaf into thick chunky soaps for washing. Leave the rough edges of the top layer because that adds texture and interest to your soap slice

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Grapefruit and Cucumber Soap Loaf



Requirements:
1kg Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 fresh grapefruit and 1 fresh cucumber
Cucumber fragrance and Pink Grapefruit fragrance (Soap Barn)
Loaf Tin (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Grate your cucumber and your grapefruit while you gently melt your clear glycerine soap



Add 5ml pink grapefruit fragrance and 5ml cucumber fragrance to your melted soap. Then drain the water off the fruit and add that directly into the melted soap. Pour your mixture into your loaf tin



Leave your soap four to five hours to set and then knock the soap out of the tin



Cut the soap into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice the loaf into thick chunky soaps for washing.
Wrap in cellophane and brown paper with raffia for a wholesome and natural look.



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Curls and Swirls Citrus Soap Loaf



Requirements:
1kg Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1/2kg Honeybush, lemon grass and grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
10ml Honeybush fragrance (Soap Barn)
Potato peeler
Loaf tin (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Pull your potato peeler along the soap tube to make soap curls



Twist the soap curls into scrolls and line them up in your loaf tin one colour on top of the next in layers



Melt your 1kg clear glycerine soap and add 10ml honeybush fragrance. Leave it to cool a little before you pour it over the scrolls right to the top. Then leave the loaf soap to set for 4 - 5 hours. Once the loaf is cold and set you can knock the soap out of the tin



Cut the loaf into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice it up into thick soap slices for washing. You can wrap the slices in cellophane with raffia and a slice of dried orange for effect.

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Marine Soap Loaf



Requirements:
1kg Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1/2kg fenjal, ocean mist and white unfragranced glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
10ml Sea breeze fragrance (Soap Barn)
Potato peeler
Loaf tin (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Pull your potato peeler along the white, ocean mist and fenjal soap tubes to make soap curls



Fill your loaf tin with the soap curls. They must be mixed randomly through the tin



Melt your clear glycerine soap and add 10ml sea breeze fragrance to it. Leave it to cool a while before you pour it over the soap curls. Leave the soap loaf to set for 4 - 5 hours and then when it is cool and set you can knock the soap out of the tin



Cut the loaf into a brick by slicing off the slanted sides. Then slice it up into thick soap slices for washing.

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Spring Soap Flowers

   


Requirements:
1kg glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
500ml Flexine (Soap Barn)
Cookie Cutters (Chocolate Den)
Kebab Sticks (Chocolate Den)
PVC boxes for packaging (Soap Barn)
Tissue paper (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your soap gently either in a pot directly on the stove over a very low heat or in the microwave in a plastic jug on defrost. When your soap has melted add the flexine. You will need 500ml flexine to every kg of soap you melt for flowers. You can also add extra fragrance and colour to your soap once you have added the flexine. Pour the soap-flexine blend onto your counter in long narrow strips and leave about five minutes to set.



With a knife cut a straight line across the bottom of the soap strip. Draw another line 1cm above that with the back of a knife. This must just be a marking and must not cut through your soap. Cut your plastic cookie cutters in half with a pair of scissors so that they are open ended. Using the 1cm marked line as your guide cut all the way along the soap strip with your cookie cutter. You can also leave long narrow strips uncut for a different type of flower.



Roll up each strip.



Put a kebab stick through the bottom of each roll (where the 1cm marking was) to hold it in place.



Those rolls that were left plain and uncut by cookie cutters can now be cut with a sharp knife from the top of the roll going all the way down to the level of the kebab stick.



Now fold back each petal of the flower, starting from the outside moving in.



Leave the flowers a day or two to dry and harden. You can then remove the kebab sticks and cut off the 1cm base with a sharp knife. Your flowers are now ready for use. I used mine in many different ways: I boxed them in PVC boxes on top of tissue paper as seen above. I made big chunky square soaps with them using a loaf tin



I inserted them in flat round soaps



Basically, I think that whatever you do with them, they are just wonderful. They are quick and easy to make and so effective.

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Midnight Black Roses

   


Requirements:
500g black moonflower soap (Soap Barn)
250ml Flexine (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Cookie Cutters (Chocolate Den)
Kebab Sticks (Chocolate Den)
PVC boxes for packaging (Soap Barn)

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Method: (For step-by-step method with pics see previous newsletter)
Melt your soap gently either in a pot directly on the stove over a very low heat or in the microwave in a plastic jug on defrost. When your soap has melted add the flexine. You will need 50% flexine to the soap you melt for flowers.

Add 10ml Midnight perfume to your soap once you have added the flexine. Pour the soap-flexine blend onto your counter in long narrow strips and leave about five minutes to set. With a knife cut a straight line across the bottom of the soap strip.

Draw another line 1cm above that with the back of a knife. This must just be a marking and must not cut through your soap. If you are lucky enough to get hold of the strip petal cutters (limited stock Chocolate Den and Soap Barn you can use those to make gorgeous, delicate roses. If not, cut plastic cookie cutters in half with a pair of scissors so that they are open ended. Using the 1cm marked line as your guide cut all the way along the soap strip with your cookie cutter.

Roll up each strip. Put a kebab stick through the bottom of each roll (where the 1cm marking was) to hold it in place.
Now fold back each petal of the flower, starting from the outside moving in.

Dust the roses with lustre sparkle so you have a metallic black soap rose. These roses look exactly like those big chunky silver roses everyone is wearing on necklaces and rings.

Leave the roses a day to dry and harden. You can then remove the kebab sticks and cut off the 1cm base with a sharp knife. Your flowers are now ready for packing. I boxed them in PVC boxes on top of black tissue paper. I also made soap kebabs with them, alternating them between black and white soap scrolls.

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Christmas Pudding Soap Balls

    


Requirements:
500g rooibos glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g cocoa butter glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1kg soap noodles (Soap Barn)
Holly leaves (Chocolate Den)
Cranberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Large white paper cups and PVC boxes for presentation

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Method:
Put one handful of soap noodles into a small bowl. Gently melt the glycerine soap in the microwave on defrost. Add 5ml cranberry fragrance to the melted rooibos glycerine soap and mix through well. Add the melted glycerine soap to the handful of soap noodles (just enough to cover the noodles) and stir it through till you get a thick porridge consistency. Now you can take this mixture and roll it into a beautiful smooth soap ball. Pour the rest of the melted glycerine soap over the ball to get a smooth finish. Then pour some melted cocoa butter soap over the top for the custard effect. Decorate your Christmas pudding soap with a sprig of holly. Place in white paper cups when complete.

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Cedarwood Shaving Soap with Bentonite

   


Bentonite is a natural medicinal clay, which can swell more than five times its normal volume when placed in water. We put it in glycerine soap to harden the soap and make it lather more. Soap with bentonite is smooth and lasts longer than plain glycerine soap.

Ingredients:
250g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Cedarwood Fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 teaspoon bentonite (Soap Barn)
Jar or 100ml bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Chop your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Put one teaspoon of bentonite over the soap. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add 40 drops of cedarwood fragrance. Stir well till the bentonite and fragrance are mixed into the soap. Now leave the soap a while to cool. I have found that the bentonite helps retain heat and that means you need to wait longer for the soap to cool before you pour it. You can pour the cooled soap into a 100ml bottle and leave it to set. Once set you can cut the plastic off the top half of the bottle. This leaves you with a shaving soap stick (seen above). Or you can pour the cooled soap into a jar and leave it to set (seen below). This shaving soap is wonderful for sensitive skins and allows for a soft smooth shave. Use with a shaving brush.

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Scrubbing Wood Spice Soap with Pumice



Pumice is volcanic rock that quickly solidifies from frothy lava. It has been used throughout time as an exfoliant. Ground pumice in soap is great for a nice hard scrub. It leaves the skin tingling and smooth. Pumice soap is wonderful to use after gardening or fixing the car engine! You can also use it to scrub away all the hard skin on your heels.

Ingredients:
250g Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Wood Spice fragrance (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons ground pumice and 1 teaspoon bentonite(Soap Barn)
Square or rectangle mould (Soap Barn)

Method:
Chop your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Put one teaspoon of bentonite over the soap. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add 40 drops of wood spice fragrance and two tablespoons of ground pumice. Now, in order for the pumice to be evenly distributed throughout you need to stir the soap till it is cool. When you see the soap starting to thicken pour it quickly into the mould. Timing is essential. If you pour too early all the pumice will sink to the bottom of the mould and you will only have pumice on one side of the soap. These soaps take a bit more effort than your usual soap but they are well worth it. The bentonite helps harden the soap which makes it last longer and lather better.

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Cedarwood and Loofah Soap-on-a-Rope

Ingredients:
250g Clear un-fragranced glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Loofah (Soap Barn)
Round mould (Soap Barn)
Cedarwood fragrance (Soap Barn)
Soap Rope (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut 1cm slices of loofah with a big serrated knife. Place the slices of loofah into your round soap mould. Gently melt the clear soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Add 40 drops of cedarwood fragrance to the melted soap. Pour the soap into a soap mould over the loofah and leave to set. When the soap is set and out of the mould you can make a hole in the soap through which to tie your rope.

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Painting on Soap

 
 

Ingredients:
1kg white glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Oakleaf mould (Soap Barn)
Rosewood fragrance (Soap Barn)
All New! Soap paints and cornstarch (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Add 5ml rosewood fragrance (or any other fragrance of your choice) to the melted soap. Pour your soap into the oakleaf mould (or any other mould of your choice) and leave to set. When the soap is set and out of the mould dust it very lightly all over with corn starch. This helps the paint adhere to the soap and not slide down the angles. Paint one section at a time. The paints can be mixed to get the colours you want and lightened with either 'white' paint or 'plain' paint. The paints dry in about ten minutes and your soaps can then be packaged.



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Soap Roses

  

Ingredients:
1kg clear glycerine soap
250g white glycerine soap
250g lavender glycerine soap
50ml soap flexine
Rose fragrance
A loaf tin

Method:
Melt 250g white glycerine soap and 250g lavender glycerine soap separately in pots on the stove over a very low heat or in a plastic jugs in the microwave. When melted add 40 drops of rose fragrance to your white soap as well as 25ml (10%) soap flexine and stir through well. The soap flexine will help make your soap more pliable and easier to work with when you are folding your roses. Add three drops of purple colouring to your melted lavender soap (for greater contrast) and 25ml soap flexine.

Step 1
Now that the soaps are ready, hold a jug in either hand and simultaneously pour them both onto the counter so they merge and blend in the middle. Try to pour a long narrow strip along the counter.

Step 2
Leave the soap about five minutes to set on the counter and then cut it into strips - about 60cm long and 2cm wide.

Step 3
The roses are most easily made when the soap is still warm so don’t leave the soap to go cold. Lift a strip of soap and turn the end around a couple of times to make a centre core.

Step 4
Now fold the strip backwards to form and petal and turn it around the core

Step 5
Keep folding back and turning, folding back and turning till your rose is big enough or you have run out of soap strip.

Step 6
Cut the end of the soap strip at the back of the rose and smooth it down with a hot knife. Then gently rub the bottom side of the rose on the counter to make smooth and solid.

You can package your soap roses just as they are. They make a beautiful and attractive gift. However, what I like to do is to make big chunky soaps with my soap roses.
This is how: Gently melt your clear glycerine soap in a pot on the stove over a low heat or in a plastic jug in the microwave. When the soap is melted add 10ml rose fragrance and stir through well. Leave your soap to cool.

Step 7
Place your roses (I fit three) into a loaf tin; face down, next to each other.

Step 8
When your clear soap has cooled substantially you can remove the skin from the top of the jug and pour the soap over the roses into the tin. I pour the soap so that it covers the roses completely.

Step 9
Leave the soap loaf to set for a couple of hours. When the soap has set remove it from the loaf tin and cut it up into three chunky soaps each with their own beautiful soap rose inside. I think these make the most beautiful soap gifts you will ever give or receive.



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Old Fashioned Soap Balls

 

 

Ingredients:
500g white unfragranced glycerine soap
1kg white unfragranced soap noodles
Dried lavender, dried chamomile, glitter
Soap fragrance
Organza ribbon – different colours
Paper roses - different colours
Large white paper cups and PVC boxes for presentation

Method:
Put one handful of soap noodles into a small bowl. Gently melt the glycerine soap in the microwave on defrost. Add 50 drops of fragrance to the melted glycerine soap and mix through well. Add the melted glycerine soap to the handful of soap noodles (just enough to cover the noodles) and stir it through till you get a thick porridge consistency. Now you can take this mixture and roll it into a beautiful smooth soap ball. Roll the warm ball in dried lavender flowers or dried chamomile or glitter. Decorate your soap balls with organza ribbon and paper roses. Place in white paper cups when complete.

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Decoupage on Soap

   

Ingredients:
Flat Soap Mould
Glycerine Soap
Soap Glaze for Decoupage
Decoupage Sheets
Glitter

Method:
Start by making the soaps themselves. For decoupage you need very plain, simple soaps. It doesn’t matter if the soaps are opaque or transparent or even what colour they are. What is important is the shape of the soap. I like to use soap colours to match the pictures I am going to use. For example I make very light yellow soaps for lemon design decoupage.

Put your soap in a pot on the stove over a very low heat and allow it to melt very gently. Or melt it in a plastic jug in the microwave on defrost. When your soap has melted leave it too cool till it forms a skin on top. Then you know it is a good pouring temperature. Now you can pour it into your moulds. Fill them right to the top and leave the soap to set. This could take between one and two hours depending on the depth of the soap you have poured. When the soap feels solid and cold to the touch turn the mould right side up and place gentle pressure on each soap till it falls out of the mould.

While you wait for you soaps to set you can start preparing your cut-outs. Cut designs out of decoupage sheets, wrapping paper and serviettes carefully and neatly. Think also about pictures or designs that will work well together either on the same soap or on a set of matching soaps.

Once all your soaps are out of their moulds and the pictures and designs are cut out and prepared, you are ready to start your decoupage on soap.

Take a thick, soft haired paintbrush and dip it into the soap glaze. Brush it on the back of the picture and place the picture onto one of your soaps. With the palm of your hand you can flatten the pic on the soap. Then you can brush soap glaze over the picture to protect it. Sprinkle some glitter over the picture now if you like. Leave it to set. The glaze will set clear and your decoupage soaps will be beautiful and ready for use.



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Soap Candies - Liquorice AllSorts

Requirements:
Flat metal tray
White bubblegum Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Black glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Soap colours (Soap Barn)
Cellophane bags for packaging (Chocolate Den)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your white soap gently in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Separate it out in five parts and colour each part a different colour. Pour a thin layer of coloured soap and leave it to set. When it is warm but set pour a thin layer of hot black soap over the first layer. Leave that layer to set and then pour a hot layer of the original colour over the black layer. This is very important: If the second and third layers are not hot enough to melt the layer underneath a little then they will not stick. Your layers will separate when you cut up the soaps. So make sure that you are pouring hot soap over the first layer and hot soap over the second layer. Un-mould the soap out of the tray when it has set and then cut your soaps into small squares for normal liquorice allsorts or into very small squares for mini liquorice allsorts. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Chocolate Bon-Bons

Requirements:
Chocolate bon-bon moulds (Chocolate Den)
Hazelnut Oats Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Brown soap colour (Soap Barn)
PVC box for packaging (Soap Barn)
Box insert (Chocolate Den)
Paper cups (Chocolate Den)
Chocolate foil (Chocolate Den)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your soap gently in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Separate it out in three parts and colour two parts brown and dark brown. Leave the third part as is. Pour all the soap into small chocolate bon-bon moulds and leave to set. Un-mould the soaps when set set. You can wrap a few of them in chocolate foil. Place them all in paper cups and fill your chocolate box with chocolate soaps. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Jelly Babies

Requirements:
Jelly baby mould (Chocolate Den)
Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Red strawberry glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Yellow lemon glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Green grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Orange honeybush glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Pink rose glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Purple lavender glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Black glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Cellophane bags for packaging (Chocolate Den)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Soap candies are really easy and loads of fun to make. Melt each colour separately in a small plastic jug in the microwave for thirty seconds. Take care not to overheat or burn your soap because when it boils it loses its clarity and elasticity. It becomes brittle and murky. Not nice! The next step is pouring the soaps. Remember to leave the soap to cool a little once it is melted. When it forms a skin on top it is ready to pour. An important tip when making soap candies is to pour your soap right to the top of each mould. When you under fill a mould the soap is difficult to un-mould once set. When the soaps have set you can un-mould them and package them. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Chocolate Logs

Requirements:
Chocolate log mould (Chocolate Den)
Hazelnut Oats Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Brown soap colour (Soap Barn)
Chocolate foil (Chocolate Den)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your soap gently in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Separate it out in three parts and colour two parts brown and dark brown. Leave the third part as is. Pour all the soap into chocolate log moulds and leave to set. Un-mould the soaps when set set. Wrap them in chocolate foil. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Fizzy Drinks

 

Requirements:
Liquid soap/bubble bath (Soap Barn)
Cola fragrance (Soap Barn)
Lime fragrance (Soap Barn)
Grape fragrance (Soap Barn)
Orange fragrance (Soap Barn)
Orange soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Black soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Purple soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Used cool drink bottles
Bubble bath stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix the colour and fragrance into your liquid soap. Stir though well till the colour and fragrance are equally distributed throughout the soap. Pour your coloured and fragranced soap into their matching bottles. Remember to put a bubble bath sticker on each item!

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Soap Candies - Turkish Delights

Requirements:
Turkish delight mould (small square mould Chocolate Den)
Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Red strawberry glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
White powder colour (Soap Barn)
PVC box for packaging (Soap Barn)
Box insert (Chocolate Den)
Paper cups (Chocolate Den)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Soap candies are really easy and loads of fun to make. Melt each colour separately in a small plastic jug in the microwave for thirty seconds. Take care not to overheat or burn your soap because when it boils it loses its clarity and elasticity. It becomes brittle and murky. Not nice! The next step is pouring the soaps. Remember to leave the soap to cool a little once it is melted. When it forms a skin on top it is ready to pour. An important tip when making soap candies is to pour your soap right to the top of each mould. When you under fill a mould the soap is difficult to un-mould once set. When the soaps have set you can un-mould them and package them. Dust the small squares with white powder and then place each on in a paper cup. Fill your box with Turkish delight soaps. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Chocolate Slabs

Requirements:
Chocolate slab mould (Chocolate Den)
Hazelnut Oats Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Brown soap colour (Soap Barn)
Chocolate foil (Chocolate Den)
Wrapping paper (Soap Barn)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your soap gently in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Colour it brown with the brown soap dye. Pour all the soap into chocolate slab moulds and leave to set. Un-mould the soaps when set set. Wrap them in chocolate foil. Then cover the in a wrapper of your choice. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Lollipops

 

Requirements:
A lollipop mould (Small ball mould Chocolate Den)
Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Red strawberry glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Yellow lemon glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Green grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Orange honeybush glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Pink rose glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Purple lavender glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Black glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Cellophane for packaging (Chocolate Den)
Cellophane bags for packaging (Chocolate Den)
Lollipop sticks (Chocolate Den)
Soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Soap candies are really easy and loads of fun to make. Melt each colour separately in a small plastic jug in the microwave for thirty seconds. Take care not to overheat or burn your soap because when it boils it loses its clarity and elasticity. It becomes brittle and murky. Not nice! The next step is pouring the soaps. Remember to leave the soap to cool a little once it is melted. When it forms a skin on top it is ready to pour. An important tip when making soap candies is to pour your soap right to the top of each mould. When you under fill a mould the soap is difficult to un-mould once set. When the soaps have set you can un-mould them and package them. Place two sides of the ball together and put a chocolate stick through them. Then wrap the lollipop in cellophane. You can hold your hairdryer over the wrapped lollipop to shrink wrap the cellophane. Remember to put soap stickers on all your soap candies. This is to let everyone know that although they look exactly like the real thing, they are in fact soaps and not edible.

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Soap Candies - Sparkling Wine

Requirements:
Liquid soap/bubble bath (Soap Barn)
Sparkling champagne fragrance (Soap Barn)
Used champagne bottle
Bubble bath stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Fragrance into your liquid soap. Stir though well. Pour your fragranced liquid soap into the bottle. Remember to put a bubble bath sticker on each item!

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