I am not a soap expert as I have only been making herbal soap for the last two years. However I like that is is another way that I can put good use to my herbs that I grow. I really love aromatic herbal soaps because the scent is refreshing in the bathroom and in the kitchen.
You can make herbal soap anytime of the year but for me I usually make in the autumn season because that is when I harvest my herbs.
- A glass microwave bowl
- Dried herb leaves and flowers
- Buy from craft store, plain glycerin soap.
- A grater to shave the glycerin soap or you can cut soap with sharp knife
- Buy essential oils to add fragrance to your soap. (Example I am making Chocolate mint soap. I will use chocolate and peppermint essential oil.) I am hoping the finish product will have the scent of a peppermint patty.
- Soap molds
- Wood mixing spoon and rubber spatula
- Grate or cut the soap finely
- Melt the soap shavings in a microwave bowl for 30 seconds on high, Stir with wooden spoon and repeat for another 30 seconds until the soap is completely melted.
- When the glycerin soap is melted, remove from the heat and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dried aromatic chopped herb leaves and flowers (you choose the herbs that you want to use). Also add 1 teaspoon of essential oil.
- Mix the liquid soap and herbs and essential oil with wooden spoon.
- Spray your soap molds with Crisco olive oil.
- When soap and dried herbs are blended you would then pour into soap molds.
- Use your rubber spatula to remove the soap from the bowl.
- Set the soap mold on the counter for thirty minutes to allow it to harden at room temperature.