Materials for the Loofah:
- Hemp Cord
- Crochet Hook
Materials for the Soap:
- Goat’s Milk Melt & Pour Soap Base
- Soap mold
- Alcohol spritz
- Dried lavender flowers
- Lavender oil
Hemp fibre has been used since 8000 bc. It’s very environmentally friendly since it grows incredibly fast, and produces more per acre than any other fibre – 250% more than cotton. It’s stronger than cotton and dries quickly. The slight roughness is the perfect exfoliant. An alternative is a cotton/nylon blend. Make sure it has nylon to add in drying. This soap is deeply moisturizing because of the goat’s milk – great for sensitive skin, and the lavender oil makes it soothing/relaxing. I added the lavender flower to give the soap a milk exfoliating agent. Each soap costs around $1 to make! The loofah only costs about $1 to make!
Directions for the Soap:
- Melt and pour the goat milk soap. It comes in a block. I’m using a simple goat milk melt & pour base from nature’s garden. NaturesGardenCandles.com
- I love this base, because it’s all natural – contains goat milk, coconut oil etc, and no sls, which is a harsh cleaning chemical found in commercial soaps. It’s also very easy to use.
- It comes in a 2 pound block. To fill my small silicone mold, i’m going to need about 1 pound. For the larger loaf mold (sophie shows) you will need about 2 pounds. You can find the mold at this same place or from a good kitchen supply store.
- Cut up soap into smaller pieces and microwave for 2 minutes
Directions for the Hemp Loofah:
- First, slip knot and then single crochet a chain 2” longer than your soap. Single crochet 3rd, reverse and double crochet in 4th stitch.
- Continue in every stitch until the end of the row. Repeat single crochet 3 until 2” wider than the soap.
- Pour the soap into the mold.
- You need to wait until the soap is set, then spritz with alcohol. Add a thin layer of melted soap and sprinkle on the dried lavender.
- You can also use dried lavender flowers, which you can also get from nature’s garden and pure lavender essential oil from mountainroseherbs.com. You need to make sure the lavender oil is the real thing for the scent and the therapeutic benefits.
- This is the only way you can get the herbs to set. Pull finished soap out of mold.
- Single crochet 10 to make the loop and attach end of loop to loofah with slip stitch.
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