There’s nothing better than making something from scratch. It feels like such an accomplishment and you always appreciate what you’ve made more than if you’d bought it.
It’s also so easy to take things for granted when we can just hop over to the store and pick them up at a moment’s notice.
So why not try making your own?
Necessities like soap are actually super easy to make yourself, and these clever crafters have shared some of the coolest ways to do it with just three ingredients!
Soothing aloe bars
Get your hands on some aloe – you can even grow it in the house! It’s useful to have around in the summer because it works well to heal a sunburn.
Put it in a blender and mix it all up. You don’t need anything else in the blender with it, because it’s cushy interior will work as a liquid.
Pour the liquified aloe into a plastic tray, and mix in soap base. You can find this at any craft store, Wal-Mart, or online.
Then, believe it or not… all you have to do is wait! Let it sit for some time and once it’s solidified, cut it into squares.
Boom – you’ve just made your first soap. Go you!
Fresh watermelon slice
For this one, you’ll need your three trusty soap ingredients, some food coloring, a round cookie-cutter, and some drinking glasses. Mix up all your soap and separate it into three colors – green, white and red.
Place the glass just inside the the cookie-cutter, leaving a space between the two. Pour in the green soap to create a very thin layer on the inside of the cookie cutter. Repeat this process (using a smaller glass) to create a slightly thicker white layer.
Now, fill the center with your red soap, and add some little black seeds.
(Charnushka are the perfect size).
Let it all dry and voila – you have an adorable soapy watermelon wheel!
Cut it into halves or quarters to make it look like a fresh summer slice. Maybe keep this one away from small kids – it looks too delicious!
I know this sounds hard, but try to hold yourself back from popping the whole sheet next time you come across some bubble wrap. Mix up some soap base with a little golden-brown food coloring, before pouring it into a bubble-wrapped lined tray.
Heat real honey and pour it evenly into the mix, then let dry.
Honey isn’t just delicious – it contains properties that are great for your skin. Including antioxidants, moisturizing agents, antibacterial and anti-septic properties, and much more!
When it’s ready, you’ll be able to peel back the bubble wrap and reveal honeycomb-like soap!
Rubber ducky bath bars
Use a large block ice tray to separate the soap base into cubes, and add a little bit of light blue dye to each section. Make sure not to fill them right to the top!
Carefully place a rubber ducky in each cube, so that it’s half-submersed and the head is sticking out of the top.
It should look like they’re under water!
Get out your cheese grater – yes you read that right – and carve a few plain soap shavings on top of your little ducklings.
Now you have some adorable soaps that look like they’re taking a bath while you wash your hands!
You’ll need to split your soap base into two colors for this one – milky white and tan brown. Get some colorful sprinkles and shake them lightly into a round ice cube tray with plastic centers.
Pour the opaque white soap over top of the sprinkles, not filling the mold completely. Then top it up with the tan colored soap and let everything sit until totally dry.
When ready, pop them out of their tray to reveal adorable mini sprinkle doughnuts!
The most delicious looking soap you’ve ever seen. It’s making me hungry.
DIY soap is the perfect lockdown activity. Get the kids involved, make gifts for your family and friends, start your own business. The possibilities are endless!
Watch the awesome video below for even more ways to use make soap with just three easy ingredients. Then work outside the box and try some of your own!
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Posted by 5-Minute Crafts on Monday, January 20, 2020