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DIY Fabric Soap Bundles

A natural recipe from Sophie Uliano.
DIY Fabric Soap Bundles
Ingredients for Moisturizing, Anti-Itch Soap
  • 3 pounds of Natures Garden Oatmeal Melt & Pour Soap Base
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Avocado Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (natural)
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
  • 2-3 teaspoons Rose Clay
  • Square Soap Loaf Mold
  • Disposable Pipettes (for oils)
  • ½ cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil (optional)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional)
Other Ingredients and Equipment
  • Microwave-safe Mixing Bowls (2)
  • Food processor
  • Small bowl for mixing clay
  • Stirring Spoons
  • Microwave
  • Scale
  • Spatula
  • Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol


Steps

Step 1:  Cut up (in small pieces) a total of 3 pounds of Oatmeal Melt & Pour Soap Base.  For your first layer, you will need 2 pounds of the soap.  Set the other 1 pound of soap base aside for your top layer. 

Step 2:  Prepare your natural rose clay colorant for your soap by combining 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin with 2-3 teaspoons rose clay.  By mixing your clay with vegetable glycerin, it “wets” the clay and helps to quickly remove clumps.  Your mixture should be a paste like consistency. Set aside.

Step 3:  Prepare your ground oats:  Measure out ½ cup rolled oats and place in a food processor until it is nicely ground.  Set aside.

Step 4:  In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt 2 pounds of Oatmeal Melt & Pour soap in the microwave.  Be careful not to get your soap too hot or it can scorch.  We suggest melting the soap in 30 second bursts, stirring, and placing back into the microwave until your soap base is completely melted. 

Step 5:  To your melted soap, add the following:  1 teaspoon avocado oil, 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, and your rose clay mixture and ½ tablespoon tea tree essential oil plus ½ tablespoon lavender 40/42 essential oil.  If you want to keep your soap unscented, simply do not add essential oils. Stir until everything is mixed well. 

Step 6:  Pour your soap mixture into the square soap loaf mold.  Spray top of soap with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. 

Step 7:  Allow this layer of soap to set up for about 15-20 minutes at room temperature.

Step 8:  Prepare your second layer of soap by melting the remaining 1 pound of Oatmeal melt & pour soap base in the microwave as described previously.

Step 9:  Once your soap is completely melted, add the following to your melted soap:  ½ teaspoon avocado oil, ½ teaspoon jojoba oil, ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil and ½ cup ground rolled oats. ½ Tablespoon Lavender 40/42 essential oil (optional), ½ Tablespoon Tea tree essential oil (optional).  Stir.   

Step 10:  Spray the “pink” layer of soap in the mold once again with rubbing alcohol.  Doing this will allow the white oatmeal layer of soap to properly adhere to the pink layer.

Step 11:  Pour the “white” oatmeal layer of soap on top of the “pink” layer, and quickly sprinkle top of soap with whole rolled oats. 

Step 12:  Allow your soap to set up for several hours.  Cut your soap into slices, and enjoy! 

Fabric Soap Bundles - Home & Family

Sophie Uliano shows how to make your own fragrance-free and chemical-free soap bundles.

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