DO-IT-YOURSELF: Soaps ‘n Suds

Table gifts can leave a big, gaping hole in a wedding budget, which usually leaves couples at wits’ end and at the end of themselves as far as options go. This week, we thought we would give a solution to this problem in the form of beautiful, exfoliating DIY soaps – always a hit with the girls (also super easy to make and super budget-friendly!)

What you would need:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Glycerine soap (preferably unscented)

2. Coconut oil (moisturizing)

3. Dessicated coconut (or just plain ‘coconut’, as we normal folk know it for exfoliation)

4. Grater

5. Microwavable jug

6. Moulds (any shape or size you like)

 

Step 1:

Grate the entire soap


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Put the grated soap, together with the coconut (plus/minus 1/4 cup) in a microwavable jug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Microwave this whole lot on high for about 30seconds to 1 minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Mix it together and pour into moulds (go about this quite quickly as it sets quickly)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Leave it to set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Take them out of the moulds, stack a few together and wrap them according to your theme and colour scheme

 

 

 

 

Easy, practical and a great gift! Happy soap-making everybody!

 

Author: Sunelle van den Berg

Photography: Blank Canvas

 

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