Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quick Holiday DIY: Striped Soaps

Here is another winner from Martha.  Holiday Scented Soaps.  This is a quick and easy thing to make.  If you'd like to spruce up your powder rooms for your holiday guests, or stuff a stocking, these are great.  I'll be keeping them on my to do list for next year, but in all honesty, these would be great in any colors for any holiday!

Photo Credit: marthastewart.com

Striped Soaps How-To
1. Melt the glycerin according to the package instructions, using 1/4 cup at a time.
2. Stir in a drop of peppermint oil (available at most health-food stores) with a plastic spoon; for the clear glycerin, add drops of red food coloring, stirring until you get the desired hue.
3. Pour the 1/4 cup of melted soap into the loaf pan. Let cool for 20 minutes.
4. Score the top with a fork. Repeat, alternating colors, until the pan is full.
5. Let set for 4 hours. Pop soap out of pan, and slice into bars.
6. Wrap each bar in cellophane; tape it shut, and tie with bakery string.
7. Cut holly-leaf tags out of green construction paper.

Read more at Marthastewart.com: Striped Soaps - Martha Stewart Holidays

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