How to Make Gardener's Soap

With all this glorious weather, it's the perfect time to get stuck in with some gardening! Learn how to make this exfoliating soap bar to scrub off mud and dirt, made with Crystal Cucumber Carrot and Aloe soap base, with added pumice, scented with Lemon and Rosemary essential oil.

YOU WILL NEED:

STEP 1

Chop the soap base into 2cm square chunks and place in a microwavable container. Microwave on high for two minutes and in 30 seconds until melted completely.

melt and pour soap making

STEP 2

While the soap base melts, combine the clay and the glycerin and mix until they form a thin, smooth paste.

melt and pour soap making

STEP 3

Once the soap base is fully melted, pour a little into the clay mixture and mix to combine. Quickly pour this mixture into the soap base and mix until blended.

melt and pour soap making
melt and pour soap mixing

STEP 4

Add the pumice powder to the soap base and mix until combined.

STEP 5

Add fragrance and liquid colour, and mix to combine. Continue to mix until the base cools to around 55-60°C.

STEP 6

When the base reaches the correct temperature, pour the mixture into a mould sprayed with alcohol spray. Mist the surface with alcohol spray to pop surface bubbles.

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STEP 7

Place a slice of dried lemon on the surface of each mould cavity and press down slightly. Allow to set overnight.

gardeners melt and pour soap recipe

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