Saturday, November 28, 2015

4-Ingredient Snickerdoodle Soap

For a quick and simple gift to give to friends and family for the holiday season, I decided I would try my hand at soap making using easy to find ingredients to create something both practical and homemade. After concocting a few different soap varieties, I found my favorite by mixing four simple ingredients to create a sweet and cozy scent modeled after snickerdoodles, because what better smell for the holidays than cookies? To create this recipe, I first melted down a few ounces of opaque glycerin, available at most craft stores, in the microwave for a minute. I then added a drop of yellow food coloring and a spoonful of vanilla extract to provide both the color and scent of the soap base. To keep with the holiday theme, I chose a snowflake soap mold from Martha Stewart's collection and dusted the mold with cinnamon prior to pouring in the melted soap in order to give the soap a snickerdoodle-like look once it set inside the mold. After pouring the mixture into the molds, I sprinkled a bit more cinnamon on to the top of the soap and popped it into the fridge for about ten minutes to let it set before taking the soap back out of the mold. With only four ingredients and only fifteen minutes of work, these are simple yet thoughtful gifts perfect for loved ones during the holidays.


Ingredients:
opaque glycerin
yellow food coloring
vanilla extract
cinnamon 
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