I enjoy finding opportunities where I can combine my passion for making soap and spending time with my children. This year I thought it would be a neat idea to make mini Valentine’s day soaps for my five year old daughter (a.k.a. Ladybug) and her school friends to use and enjoy during bath time. Ladybug has wanted to make soaps for a long time, and this was the perfect project for her to start with now that she was old enough to follow directions (though I can’t speak for her three year old “assistant” brother). The best kid-friendly soap making method we could use was the melt and pour (M&P) technique. I use the cold process method to make my soaps, which is not the safest method for young children to use. In fact, M&P is how I started in soap making until I graduated to formulating my own soap. We used a simple recipe from one of my favorite places to get soap supplies. Due to its wider selection and competitive pricing it’s a great resource for first timers and hobbyist alike. We then scented the kid’s soap with sweet orange essential oil and vanilla fragrance. The combination gave it a sweet creamsicle scent, and the kids loved it! Share some of your crafty Valentine's Day ideas.
Share some of your crafty Valentine's Day ideas.