I hear myself say “Kids, wash your hands” probably 473 times a day. In a house with four boys, it is nearly impossible to keep the kids, much less the house, germ-free. If you don’t know what I am talking about, little boys attract more dirt, grime and weird smells than a sanitation worker after a long day’s work in the sweltering heat. It’s simply the law of attraction, or something like that… once I figure it out, I will let you know! In an effort to make the torturous task for hand washing more enjoyable for our four boys, I decided to make some fancy and pretty-smelling soaps. At least they will look nice and smell great in the bathroom. This is how you make DIY homemade soap your kids WILL use!
These heart soaps were easy and quick to make, and I was able to use my favorite scent: lavender! These beauties took me less than 10 minutes to pour, 40 minutes to settle – and then I had “homemade” hand soap to last us a long time, and to decorate all of our bathrooms.#DIY #homemade soap your kids WILL use! #germfree #fluseason Click To Tweet
Supplies Needed:Goat’s Milk Soap
Soap coloring (do NOT use food coloring, as it may stain)
Silicone heart mold
Lavender essential oil (or your favorite oil)
Step-by-Step instructions of how to make soap:
I made four batches of soap in order to get different colors.
- Break 1/4 of the package of soap into smaller pieces and place in a microwave safe dish.
- Melt in microwave, start with 40 seconds and then add 10 seconds increments until it is completely melted.
- You can also melt it on the stove in a double boiler.
- Stir the liquid soap to get out any lumps
- Add a few drops of coloring until you have reached the desired hue.
- Have fun mixing the colors.
- Add a couple of drops of your favorite oil.
- Remember that a little goes a long way.
- Pour into the silicone molds.
- These particular heart molds are very deep, so you don’t have to fill them completely.
- Allow the soap to settle for approximately 40 minutes.
- Pop them out of the molds once they are solid.
- Wash the mold, bowl and spoon in-between batches, so the colors don’t mix.
- Now they are ready to use! Enjoy washing your hands… even the kids will think it’s fun!
These little soaps also make great gifts in treat bags or as a hostess gift in a pretty dish. The ideas are endless – but hopefully you will have cleaner hands roaming around the house!
How about these cute bowls to hold the soaps?! SUCH a great way to get your kids engaged in hand washing!