Thursday, May 10, 2018

A is for Apricot - Blogging Through The Alphabet

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that we are already in the month of May.  Where has the year gone?  Life as Mrs. Cooks has grown so much this year and we are so grateful for all of our readers!  With that growth, we are going to be co-hosting, Blogging through the Alphabet, with some other amazing mom bloggers!  Each Thursday we will be bringing you a new topic based on the letter of the alphabet we are on.  I have no theme in mind so I will have very random topics.  This week's letter is "A"

A is for Apricot DIY Soap

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My daughters and I are making Mother's Day baskets for my mamas (my mama and my mother in love) and grannies.  We decided to go with a bath theme and wanted most of the items to be homemade.  One of the items included in the basket was an Apricot Soap bar that we made and I want to share it with you.  It is so simple that anyone can make it.

 A quick backstory I did not create the soap recipe on my own, I did tweak it to my liking, but I did not create it.  Earlier this month I attended my church's women meeting and one of my amazing sisters taught us how to make melt and pour soap.  This idea was right on time for our Mother's Day baskets.

What you need

2 lbs Goats Milk Suspension Base Soap
Apricot Seeds
Lemon Essential Oil
Glass measuring cup or microwavable glass bowl
Pot (not needed if you are using the microwave
Soap Molds
Rubbing Alcohol
Sharp knife
small spatula for stirring

How we made it

I took my Goat's Milk Soap Base and split it into thirds, each third made 3 bars.

I then took the third I would be working with and cut it into smaller pieces. This helps for faster and easy melting.

We don't own a microwave so I melted my soap on the stove.  If you have a microwave you would put the soap pieces in the bowl and place it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then 10-second intervals, stirring occasionally until the soap has melted.

I placed my soap pieces into the glass measuring cup and put the cup in a pot of boiling water on the stove.  I stirred occasionally until the soap was completely melted.

Once the soap was melted I added the apricot seeds to my liking I did not measure them.

I then added about 10 -20 drops of Lemon Essential oils.  This is the brand I like that is still good quality but not too expensive.

You want to spray a little alcohol on the top to prevent air bubbles.

I then poured the soap into my soap molds and placed them in the refrigerator for 25 minutes.  You can also leave them out on the container to harden for about 45 minutes.  I recommend using these silicone soap molds because it makes it easy to get the soap out.  For this project, I used these plastic ones because I wanted to put their initial in the soap.

After the soap has hardened just flip the mold over and slightly apply pressure to the back with your thumbs until the soap comes out.

I repeated these steps two more times until my Base soap was gone.

I told you it was simple.  There are so many different ways you can make soap this way is the simplest way and I like simple.  Do you have a soap recipe you would like to share?  If you decide to try this one please come back and share your outcome with me.

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