I'd like to share some gift giving ideas for Mother's Day. Does homemade soap and a sugar scrub sound like fun to make? I enjoyed making them!
Don't these soaps look good enough to eat?
Wouldn't you like giving or receiving a basket of soaps and a sugar scrub?
Here are the soaps all wrapped up and ready for gifting. I actually made ten soaps from about 2/3 of the 2 lb. package. For the sugar scrub, I used cupcake liners on top of the lid and glued some lace around the band.
I was inspired to make some homemade soap when Linda, from My Sew What Blog sent me a bar as a thank you gift, after Stephanie's Fall Teacup Exchange from The Enchanting Rose . The soap is as easy as using a coupon at Michael's, and following the directions on the package. I bought the a 2-pound block of the Goat's Milk Glycerin Soap, and added lavender essential oil and some dried lavender to enhance the beauty. I used small plastic containers and vintage jello molds to shape my soaps. I did spray the jello molds with some cooking spray to make sure the soap would pop out. The plastic molds were easy to work with. You also can buy special molds for soap making, but I thought I'd try what I had on hand.
Lavender Sugar Scrub:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
a few drops of lavender essential oil
Mix all together and then put into jars. Sprinkle some additional dried lavender on top. Decorate jars as desired . Double or triple the ingredients for extra gift giving!
Note: If you would like your sugar scrub to be less coarse, increase the amount of coconut oil.
After all of our hard work, how about a nice cup of tea? I'll let you sip from my Late Great Aunt Kitty's hand painted teacup. Didn't she do a wonderful job on the violets?
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo