Last year for our botany course, we were supposed to grow some herbs and then use them to make scented glycerin soap. I was all organized and bought the supplies, but, um, we never did make the soap.
However, the girls found the supplies the other day and decided to make soap with Japanese erasers inside.
We used this YouTube tutorial but really, all it involves is melting the glycerin, adding color and fragrance, and pouring it into the molds.
(Which is cheater soap-making, since you’re not actually MAKING the soap base. But I very much doubt I will ever get around to messing with lye and all that, so this is as close as we’ll get to making soap. )
P.S. This is the glycerin soap base we used, but we bought it at a brick and mortar craft store with a 40% off coupon, which I pulled up on my phone.
P.P.S. In case you didn’t know: you can use A.C. Moore, Michael’s, and Jo-Ann Fabrics coupons interchangeably at those stores. So, do print one or pull one up on your phone every time you buy something crafty.