Soap Making Fun

This week I tried something I have long wanted to do...soap making!  I've wanted to use pure essential oils in our home, and create soaps with pure ingredients, but have never known too much about doing it. I know many of you would like to read about my experience and maybe try it yourself, too! 


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This post is sponsored by Simply Earth and contains affiliate links.
This means if you click on a link and make a purchase, it does not change your price, but I receive a portion. All opinions are my own.

Simply Earth provides third-party tested pure essential oils, blends, jewelry, and accessories. One thing I love about this company is that they donate 13% of their profits to ending human trafficking. They partner with a difference-making organization each month.

Recently I received a Simply Earth Subscription Essential Oil Recipe Box! If you use pure essential oils you will appreciate the value of their products!    
They offer a monthly subscription recipe box with four essential oils, pure ingredients, recipes, and extras to create 6 natural recipes.  Each month has a different theme...and September is all about natural soap making! They also have a e-book for getting started with essential oils (for beginners like me) 
and lots of ideas and recipes on the Simply Earth website. 


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Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

The first time you buy a subscription box you also receive a Bonus Box full of lots of goodies to help you create natural products for your home! 


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Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

It contains coconut and almond carrier oils, beeswax, cold pressed coconut oil, 
six roll-on bottles, and six bottles to use for lots of future projects!

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So, are you ready to see what I made?  I'll show you a few of the fun recipes I tried!  None of these projects took over five minutes to make...and the soaps cooled in about fifteen minutes.  So easy!

These soaps use an aloe glycerin soap base.


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The first soap I made is the Happy Joy Facial Soap! Happy Joy is a blend of Geranium, Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. 


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I melted some of the soap base in a glass container in the microwave...
10 seconds at a time, as it melts very quickly.


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Then you simply add the recipe's amount of drops of essential oil...
it takes very little.


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Grated lemon zest was an optional ingredient, 
but I LOVE citrus, so of course it went in.

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Then you simply stir the mixture and pour it into the silicone soap mold,
that was included in the recipe box.

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Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

It cools quite quickly... just fifteen minutes.  The recipe box include cute labels, too! This soap smells so good!

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I have to tell you something funny. When I made my first bar I was wondering how to clean out the glass container residue after I poured the mixture in the mold. Then it dawned on me...it's SOAP. I simply added water and used the soap the inside. 

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I also made a simple Happy Joy roll-on bottle, using the recipe to add the essential oil to the Almond carrier oil.


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The second soap I made was the Sugar Scrub Soap Bar...I know... FUN!  This one uses a little of the aloe glycerin, melted...and then sugar and a little (optional) cinnamon were added.


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Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I really enjoyed making these and I still have several more recipes to make... A Flowers and Spice Diffuser Blend, A Lemongrass Cajeput and Bay Compress, and the Flowers, Spice, and Something Nice Soap! After making all the recipes, I'll still have supplies for many future projects. It would be fun for gift making, too!


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Fun With Soap Making From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I hope you'll visit Simply Earth!  
There is free shipping over $29.  If you decide to try the Subscription Recipe Boxes, you will also get the free Bonus Box, AND if you use the code ITSYBITSFREE at checkout you will ALSO receive a $40 gift card in your order for your next subscription box (and it's a fun one) or other purchase. 
The code can only be used for the recipe box.
The recipe boxes have great value, but Simply Earth also offers many great single products in their shop as well! So be sure to check them out!  
I am looking forward to trying more recipes!

Until next time...

12 comments

  1. What pretty soap! Looks almost too nice to use. I have a soap making book, but like many things, still haven't used it. Will check out the website you mentioned.
    Brenda

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  2. Oh good for you Linda. This is something I thought I would love to do...but never did. I did attended a soap making class with my daughter. The teacher was her neighbor. I asked if her house always smelled good...how could it not when she was making soaps all the time. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  3. This great Linda and who doesn't love almond and coconut? The scrub bar would be great for exfoliating. Thanks for the info. I am Pinning for me to checkout.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It was so fun and easy...and smells wonderful!

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  4. That turned out great, and looks so easy! I once made soap using lye and I felt like a mad scientist, not a crafty lady, ha!

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  5. Sounds wonderful. I will definitely check out the website. xo Laura

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  6. All looks great! I was approached by an essential oil company a while back and I declined - now I wish I hadn't lol I've made soaps and scrubs before and it's so satisfying to make your own! xo Kathleen

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  7. I have never made my own soap! Looks easy enough. I will check out their subscription boxes!

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  8. How fun Linda to have fun creating these soaps. Very pretty and I bet smell so great too. I am going to check out their site. Happy Weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. I have never made soap either. I love the mold, it is perfect! And yes, I giggled about wondering how you would clean the glass.

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