Homemade soap is great fun, and makes a lovely little gift. However, its really easy to end up spending a fortune, buying bits and pieces for craft projects; this tutorial will show you how you can try out soap making at home with just a couple of items from the supermarket - you may even have them in your cupboard at home already!
Note: For this project you need to use a glycerin translucent soap, such as Pears or Neutrogena. It does not work with the opaque lotion based ones - I know I've tried!
We used 2 bars of Pears soap, honey, bubble-wrap, a flexible mould (you can use anything as long as it has a bit of flex to help remove the soap), a microwavable jug and a spoon.
Chop up your soap and place in a microwavable jug.
Heat in microwave for 20 sec at a time. Check on progress after each blast.
This shows the soap half melted after 40 secs. Remember the soap will be hot!
If you feel the need to stir your soap, do so carefully - you don't want to introduce any bubbles.