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Recipe Tutorials 2003


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  1  Rose and Sandalwood Bath Oil
  2  Jewel Soap Bag
  3  Citrus Tea Bath Bags
  4  Lemon Body Scrub
  5  Icy Mint Shower Gel
  6  Cucumber Shaving Oil
  7  Lavender Grapefruit Soap Rope
  8  Mango-Vanilla Moisturising Cream
  9  Rose Skin Softener
10  Fizz Balls
11  Strawberry Lip Gloss
12  Soap Pencil Box
13  Cinnamon Apple Soap Kebabs
14  Glycerine Body Glitter
15  Cinnamon and Honey Bath Soap Crème
16  Lavender-Lime Foot Powder
17  Moisturising Berry Soap Gel
18  Soap Roses
19  Carnation Soap Leaves
20  Avocado and Cucumber Cleansing Milk
21  Glitter Soap Bead Necklace
22  Honey and Cinnamon Bath Oil
23  Magnolia Bath Balls
24  Rejuvenating Spice Bath Sachets
25  Milk and Honey Foaming Bath Oil
26  Honey and Oatmeal Soap
27  Vanilla Crème Soap
28  Cappuccino Soap
29  Lemon Verbena Loofah Soaps
30  Box of Chocolate Bonbon Soaps
31  Orange Splash Soap
32  All Spice Soap
33  Strawberry Milkshake Bath Foam
34  Mango Vanilla Striped Soap
35  Mixed Berry Bath Salts
36  Rose Toning Mask
37  Mixed Fruit Soap
38  Magnolia Cuticle Treatment
39  Silky Lavender Shower Gel
40  Honeybush Soap Balls
41  Lemon Verbena Body Cream
42  Honeybush Body Scrub
43  Coconut Cream Soap Bar
44  Tropical Foaming Bath Oil
45  Blueberry Vanilla Lip Balm
46  Magnolia Milk Bath
47  Silky Blueberry Bubble Bath
48  Cut Out Silky Christmas Soaps


 1 - Rose and Sandalwood Bath Oil

Requirements:
100ml Technical Oil (Soap Barn)
100ml Sunflower Oil
50ml Sweet Oil (Soap Barn)
20 Drops Sandalwood fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 Drops Rose fragrance (Soap Barn)
4 Wooden beads (Soap Barn)
Dried rose petals (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)
Attractive bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Soak two wooden beads in rose fragrance and two in sandalwood fragrance for one hour and then leave to dry. Combine all oil ingredients well including twenty drops of each fragrance. Fill the bottle with dried rose petals Pour the oil mix into the bottle covering the rose petals completely. Once sealed, tie raffia with fragrant beads around the lid of the bottle. Two tablespoons of Rose and Sandalwood Bath Oil can be added to your bath for the luxurious, indulgent bath you deserve.

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 2 - Jewel Soap Bag

Requirements:
100g red glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g blue glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g green glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g yellow glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
White tuille or fine netting (Soap Barn)
Thin cord or satin ribbon (Soap Barn)
Attractive beads (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut up all the soap colours into very small cubes. Cut your tuille or netting into squares 20cm X 20cm. Place a mixture of coloured soap jewels into the centre of your square of tuille and gather the corners together to the centre to make a bag. Tie the bag tightly in the middle with your cord and attach beads to both ends of the cord. This jewel soap bag makes a wonderful inexpensive gift. Use it for washing, just as it is, the netting will work beautifully as an exfoliator.

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 3 - Citrus Tea Bath Bags

Requirements:
200g coarse bath salts (Soap Barn)
50g fine oatmeal
50g rooibos tea leaves
Grated rind of one lemon
Grated rind of one grapefruit
Grated rind of one orange
20 drops citrus fragrance (Soap Barn)
Organza Bags (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Place a heaped tablespoon of the tea mixture into the organza bag and then seal the fourth side.
Bath with these tea bags for softer skin, calmer nerves and a fresh new start to the day.
Place a heaped tablespoon of the mixture.

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 4 - Lemon Body Scrub

Requirements:
100g oatmeal
100g bath crystals (Soap Barn)
Grated rind from one lemon
20 drops lemon verbena fragrance (Soap Barn)
50ml sweet oil (Soap Barn)
Attractive bottle or jar for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together well.
Package and store in a sealed glass jar.
Use this scrub to rub over the body. Pay particular attention to elbows, knees and feet.
With a paper towel remove the residue and then take a refreshing bath or shower.

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 5 - Icy Mint Shower Gel

Requirements:
200ml clear unscented liquid soap (Soap Barn)
25ml glycerine (Soap Barn)
Blue colouring (Soap Barn)
Mint Fragrance (Soap Barn)
15 clear glass beads (Soap Barn)
Attractive bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Place the glass beads in the empty bottle. Mix the liquid soap and glycerine together with a tiny bit of blue colouring (the mixture should be a very pale blue) and twenty drops of mint fragrance. Pour the mixture into the bottle over the 15 clear glass beads. This is a wonderful refreshing shower gel to wash away all the heat; grime and fatigue of sweltering hot summer days.

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 6 - Cucumber Shaving Oil

Requirements:
250g cocoa butter (Soap Barn)
60ml witch hazel (Soap Barn)
120ml sweet oil (Soap Barn)
20 drops cucumber and avocado fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 ml juice from a cucumber peeled, liquidised and strained

Method:
Melt the cocoa butter.
Add the witch hazel, sweet oil, fragrance and cucumber juice to the pot of melted cocoa butter.
Mix well and pour into an attractive jar.
Use this moisturising refreshing cream to soothe the skin.
Apply the mixture to the skin before shaving and then remove any excess with a warm damp towel.
This makes a wonderful gift for men and women.

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 7 - Lavender Grapefruit Soap Rope

Requirements:
500g lavender soap (Soap Barn)
500g grapefruit soap (Soap Barn)
50cm rope (Soap Barn)
Dried grapefruit slices (Soap Barn)
Cellophane for packaging (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)

Method:
Slice the soaps up into 4cm slices Make a hole in the centre of each slice wide enough for the rope to pass through. (A bamboo skewer or chopstick will work well) Tie a big knot at the bottom of the rope and wind some sellotape around the top of the rope so that it stay together. Thread the sellotaped end through alternating soap slices and dried grapefruit slices. When you have finished threading the soaps tie a loop at the sellotaped end of the rope. Wrap the soap rope in cellophane tying the ends of the cellophane (cracker style) with raffia. This attractive fragrant soap rope can hang in a bathroom or linen cupboard. Also wonderful in a guest bathroom with thinner slices so each guest can use an individual new soap.

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 8 - Mango-Vanilla Moisturising Cream

Requirements:
1/4 cup cocoa butter (Soap Barn)
1/4 cup sweet oil (Soap Barn)
1/4 cup olive oil (Soap Barn)
20 drops vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 drops mango fragrance (Soap Barn)
Attractive jar or container (Soap Barn)

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a pot and melt gently over a low heat.
When the cocoa butter has melted remove the mixture from the heat and stir till cool.
The mixture should be white and creamy. If it separates beat with an electric hand beater till it is smooth.
This cream is a wonderful moisturiser for body and hands

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 9 - Rose Skin Softener

Requirements:
1/2 cup rosewater (Soap Barn)
1/2 cup glycerine (Soap Barn)
2 drops preservative (Soap Barn)
Or
1 teaspoon vodka (as a preservative)
Dried rose petals (Soap Barn)
Attractive bottle for storing (Soap Barn)

Method:
Place the dried petals in the bottle.
Mix the rosewater and glycerine and chosen preservative together well.
Pour the mixture over the petals and fill the bottle to the top.
Seal and store.

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10 - Fizz Balls

Requirements:
1 heart mould PV 166 (Soap Barn)
1 Cup baking soda (Soap Barn)
1/2 Cup cornstarch (Soap Barn)
1/2 Cup citric acid (Soap Barn)
1 Teaspoon sweet oil (Soap Barn)
1 Teaspoon coconut oil (Soap Barn)
3 Teaspoons witchhazel (Soap Barn)
Fragrance oil (Soap Barn)
Powder colouring (Soap Barn)

Method:
In a large bowl mix together the baking soda and cornstarch and the citric acid. Put a handful of this mixture into a smaller bowl and add to it the sweet oil, coconut oil, colouring and fragrance oil. Mash this mixture well into a paste and then return it to the big bowl. Crumb the coloured paste into the dry mixture till they are one even mixture. Add three teaspoons of witchhazel and mix through fast. Remember the more liquid you add to the mixture the more fizz you lose. The mixture must be just damp enough to hold together in a clump if you squeeze it in your fist. To make a heart fizz bomb pack the mixture very tight into a mould and then release it onto a tray to set. Do not leave the bombs on wood or cardboard to set because they will absorb the oil from the bomb. To make a fizz ball heap the mixture high into both sides of a ball mould. Then bring the two sides together packing them tight against each other. Gently release one side of the mould and then the other. (Making double sided balls is tricky and takes lots of patience and practice. It is better to start with flat ones first until you are comfortable working with the mixture.) Leave the bomb two to three days to cure then pack in cellophane or coloured netting.

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11 - Strawberry Lip Gloss

Requirements:
100ml Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline (Soap Barn)
20 drops strawberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Pink colouring (Soap Barn)
Small plastic jars (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt the petroleum jelly over a low heat on the stove.
When the petroleum jelly is melted add the fragrance and a tiny bit of colouring.
Pour into small lip pots and leave to set.

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12 - Soap Pencil Box

Requirements:
1 Giant pencil mould (Soap Barn)
200g Red glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
200g Green glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
200g Blue glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
200g Yellow glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
200g Purple glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 Clear plastic box (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt each colour soap (red, green, blue, yellow and purple) in a small pot on the stove on a very low heat. Pour two pencil halves of each colour soap into the mould. Leave the pencil halves till they have set and then pop them out of the mould. Gently melt the clear soap, which you will be using as glue. Pour a narrow strip of clear soap on one half of the soap pencil and quickly place the second half on top. Hold the second half down for about a minute till the two sides have set together. When all five coloured pencils have been stuck together, gently melt the while soap and pour it into a narrow glass or cup. Dip the point of each coloured pencil into the white soap. When the white soap has set gently remove the white at the very tip of the pencil with a knife. Place all five pencils into the PVC box and seal.

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13 - Cinnamon Apple Soap Kebabs

Requirements:
100g Honey Bush soap (Soap Barn)
100g Sandalwood soap (Soap Barn)
Kebab sticks (Soap Barn)
Dried apple pot-pourri (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon sticks
Clear cellophane (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut the soap up into 1cm thick slices.
Cut the cinnamon sticks in half and use a fork to pierce a hole though the middle of each half.
Thread alternating slices of soap, apple and cinnamon onto the kebab sticks.
Wrap the soap kebab with clear cellophane and tie each end with raffia.

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14 - Body Glitter

Requirements:
50ml Glycerine (Soap Barn)
30g fine glitter powder (Soap Barn)
2 drops blueberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
5 lipstick pots (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix together the glycerine, glitter and fragrance till you have a smooth, even mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the little lipstick pots and seal well.

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15 - Cinnamon and Honey Bath Soap Crème

Requirements:
1 Cup clear/non-fragranced liquid soap (Soap Barn)
1 Cup aqueous crème (Soap Barn)
Yellow powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon Fragrance (Soap Barn)
Honey Fragrance (Soap Barn)
I Pump action bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix together the liquid soap and the aqueous crème till you have a smooth, even mixture. Separate a tablespoon of the mixture from the rest and add to it a tiny amount of yellow powder colouring and five drops of each fragrance. When the colouring and fragrance have been mixed through well return this mixture to the original mixture. Mix through well and pour into the pump action bottle. This is a wonderful moisturising soap, and very nourishing for dry, chapped hands in the winter months.

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16 - Lavender-Lime Foot Powder

Requirements:
1 Cup cornstarch (Soap Barn)
1 Teaspoon lustre powder (Soap Barn)
Purple powder colouring (Soap Barn)
10 Drops lavender fragrance (Soap Barn)
10 Drops lemon fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Silver tin with screw on lid (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix the lustre powder well into the cornstarch. Separate a handful of this mixture and add to it a tiny amount of purple powder colouring and the fragrances. When the colour and fragrances are mix through thoroughly add the handful back into the big mixture and blend well. Make some tiny holes in the lid of the tin so it will sprinkle when you shake it. Fill the powder into the tin and store the remaining powder in a small cellophane bag till your tin need re-filling. Sprinkle the powder on sore, swollen or smelly feet. Also sprinkle into shoes that have a tendency to make your feet sweat.

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17 - Moisturising Berry Soap Gel

Requirements:
125g Red (raspberry-melon) Glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
125g Blue (blueberry) Glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
125g Aqueous cream (Soap Barn)
1 litre boiling water
Plastic jars (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your soaps in a pot on the stove over a very low heat.
Mix the two soaps together and blend in the aqueous cream.
Add one litre of boiling water to the mixture and stir well.
Leave the mixture to cool and then pour into plastic jars to store.
Use this gel as a luxurious moisturising soap in your bath or shower.

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18 - Soap Roses

Requirements:
1 Rose mould No. PV 336 (Soap Barn)
200g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
200g Pink glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Long paper sticks (Soap Barn)
Skeleton leaves (Soap Barn)
Rose sleeves (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt the soaps (separately) in small pots on the stove over a very low heat. Pour the soaps into the mould and place the stick in the melted soap ensuring that the stick almost reaches the top of the rose and is well embedded in the soap. Leave the soap roses to set. When set, very carefully remove the roses from the mould. With a small piece of sellotape stick a skeleton leaf on each sucker stick behind the rose. Place three roses (at different heights) in the rose sleeve and tie them together with some pink ribbon. This small bunch of soap roses makes a wonderful gift for Mothers' Day especially for Mom's who are watching their weight.

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19 - Carnation Soap Leaves

Requirements:
100g clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
10 drops carnation fragrance (Soap Barn)
Skeleton leaves (Soap Barn)
Cellophane bags for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a small pot on the stove over a low heat. Add the carnation fragrance to the soap and stir through well. Carefully (so you don't burn yourself), dip the skeleton leaves into the melted soap one at a time. Hold each leaf over the pot of soap till it sets. Place six leaves in a cellophane bag and seal. These leaf packs make wonderful gifts, are fantastic 'once only' soaps for your guest bathroom and are great to carry around in your bag for washing your hands in public places.

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20 - Avocado and Cucumber Cleansing Milk

Requirements:
1 Grated cucumber
125ml witch hazel (Soap Barn)
125 ml aqueous cream (Soap Barn)
5 drop avo and cucumber fragrance (Soap Barn)
2 drops preservative (Soap Barn)
1 bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix half a cup of cucumber juice from the grated cucumber together with the witch hazel and aqueous cream till the mixture is smooth and lump free. Add the fragrance and the preservative and mix through well. Pour the mixture into an attractive bottle and store.

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21 - Glitter Soap Bead Necklace

Requirements:
1 round ball mould CD 429 (Soap Barn)
50g fine glitter (Soap Barn)
4 x 100g red glycerine soaps (Soap Barn)
1m fishing line (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt the soaps separately in the microwave or over a very low heat on the stove. Add the fine glitter to all the soaps and mix through well. Pour the soaps into round ball moulds and leave to set. When the half balls are all set take a thick sewing needle and pierce them all through the middle. Thread the half balls in matched pairs onto the fishing line so they make round soap beads. Tie the ends of the line together when you feel the necklace is big enough. These necklaces make wonderful take home gifts for little girls' birthday parties.

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22 - Honey and Cinnamon Bath Oil

Requirements:
500ml Technical oil (Soap Barn)
50ml Sweet oil (Soap Barn)
Yellow powder colouring (Soap Barn)
20 drops honey fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 drops cinnamon fragrance (Soap Barn)
3 cinnamon sticks
1 attractive bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Place the cinnamon sticks into the bottle.
Dissolve a tiny amount of yellow colouring in a teaspoon of sweet oil.
Mix very well till all the colouring has dissolved.
Add the coloured oil and the rest of the sweet oil to the technical oil.
Then add your honey and cinnamon fragrances.
Mix well and then pour into your bottle.

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23 - Strawberry Vanilla Body Butter

Requirements:
50g cocoa butter (Soap Barn)
50g beeswax (Soap Barn)
2 tablespoons sweet oil (Soap Barn)
20 drops strawberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 drops vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 plastic or glass jar for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Warm the cocoa butter and beeswax in a pan until they are melted.
Add the sweet oil and then remove the mixture from the heat.
Add your fragrances and whisk the mixture till it is cool.
Place in a small jar and leave to harden

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24 - Rejuvenating Spice Bath Sachets

Requirements:
250g coarse bath salt (Soap Barn)
20 drops cinnamon fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 drops vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon sticks
Cloves
Organza Bag (Soap Barn)

Method:
Pour the fragrances over the coarse salt and mix through well. Break up the cinnamon sticks and mix the broken bits, together with the cloves into the fragranced salt mixture. Place a heaped tablespoon of mixture onto an organza bag and tie closed with attractive cord or satin ribbon. Throw a spice sachet into your bath for a refreshing, rejuvenating bath.

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25 - Milk and Honey Foaming Bath Oil

Requirements:
250ml clear un-fragranced bubble bath (Soap Barn)
250ml technical oil (Soap Barn)
I Teaspoon sweet oil (Soap Barn)
Orange powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Lustre powder (Soap Barn)
20 drops honey fragrance (Soap Barn)
20 drops vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 attractive bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Dissolve a tiny amount of orange powder colouring in a tablespoon of clear bubble bath. Then add twenty drops of honey fragrance and some lustre powder to this mixture. When you have a smooth, even texture mix this mixture very well into the rest of your bubble bath. Then dissolve a small amount of lustre powder into the sweet oil and add to that the vanilla fragrance. Add this mixture to the technical oil and mix through well. Pour the complete oil mixture into your bottle and then on top of that pour your complete bubble bath mixture. Two separate layers, one orange and one white will be visible in the bottle. Pour some of this wonderful foaming bath oil into your bath under hot running water for a moisturising, rejuvenating bath.

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26 - Honey and Oatmeal Soap

Requirements:
50g Pinhead Oatmeal
100g White Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Honey Fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Soap Mould (Soap Barn)
Mulberry or handmade paper (Soap Barn)
Dried wheat grass (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Add 10 drops of honey fragrance and all the pinhead oatmeal into the melted soap. Mix through well. Pour the soap mixture into the mould and leave to set. Once the soap is un-moulded you can wrap it in the textured paper and decorate the top with a blade of dried wheat. See how smooth and soft your skin feels after washing with this wonderful soap.

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27 - Vanilla Crème Soap

Requirements:
250g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Vanilla Fragrance (Soap Barn)
50g Aqueous Cream (Soap Barn)
1 Soap Mould (Soap Barn)
Mulberry or handmade paper (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Once the soap has melted add 20 drops of vanilla fragrance and all the aqueous cream. Stir well till the aqueous has melted into the soap. If your soap still smells of aqueous cream you can add another 10-20 drops of vanilla fragrance. Pour the soap mixture into the mould and leave to set. Once the soap is un-moulded you can wrap it in the mulberry paper and tie it up with raffia. See how smooth and soft your skin feels after washing with this gentle soap.

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28 - Cappuccino Soap

Requirements:
250g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 Chocolate brown Ateco gel colouring (Soap Barn)
Vanilla Fragrance (Soap Barn)
Cappuccino Fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Soap Mould (Soap Barn)
Brown paper
Raffia (Soap Barn)
Coffee Beans

Method:
Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. When the soap is melted divide it in half. Take a tablespoon of melted soap from one half and add to it twenty drops of Ateco brown gel. Blend the colouring in the tablespoon of soap really well before you add it back into the half it came from. Stir through well so you have a smooth even brown soap mixture. Add twenty drops of cappuccino fragrance to the brown soap and twenty drops of vanilla fragrance to the white soap and stir through well. Pour the white vanilla soap into the moulds but only half filling them. Leave to set until the white soap feels like thick warm rubber. Now pour the brown cappuccino soap over the white soap and leave to set. It is really important that you get the timing right. If you pour the brown over the white too early the two colours will melt into each other and blend together. If you pour the brown over too late (when the white is already cold) the two colours will split and separate when set. Once the soap is un-moulded you can wrap it in the brown paper and tie it up with raffia. Stick a couple of coffee beans on top for decoration.

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29 - Lemon Verbena Loofah Soaps

Requirements:
250g Lemon Verbena Soap (Soap Barn)
1 Deep Soap Bubble Mould (Soap Barn)
1 Loofah (Soap Barn)
Cellophane (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)
Dried lemon slice (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Pour the soap into the moulds filling them only half way up. Cut the loofah into 1cm thick slices. When the soap in the mould feels like hot, thick rubber you can pour a small amount (tablespoon) of melted soap on top as glue to stick down the loofah slice. Now you can fill the mould to the top with more melted soap. It is important to make this soap in two stages (as I have described) otherwise the loofah will float to the top. Once the soap is un-moulded you can wrap it in clear cellophane and tie it up with raffia. Stick a dried lemon slice on top for decoration.

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30 - Box of Chocolate Bonbon Soaps

Requirements:
250g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 Chocolate brown Ateco gel colouring (Soap Barn)
1 Cocoa butter Fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Chocolate mould (Soap Barn)
Paper cups (Soap Barn)
1 Chocolate presentation box (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Take a tablespoon of melted soap and add to it twenty drops of Ateco brown gel. Blend the colouring in the tablespoon of soap really well before you add it back into the rest of the soap. Stir through well so you have a smooth even brown soap mixture. Add twenty drops of cocoa butter fragrance to the brown soap to make it smell like chocolate. Pour the soap into the chocolate shapes and leave to set. When the soaps have set you can place them in paper cups and package them in the presentation box. Be sure to put a glycerine soap sticker on the box so that your beautiful soaps don't get eaten. This box of chocolate soaps makes a wonderful gift for friends and family.

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31 - Orange Splash Soap

Requirements:
200g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
50g Orange citrus glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 Citrus fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 soap mould (Soap Barn)
Cellophane (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)
Dried Orange slices (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your white soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Then add twenty drops of citrus fragrance to the melted white soap and stir through well. Chop the orange soap up into small cubes and position them randomly in your mould. Press them down in place so that they stick to the bottom of the mould. Now pour your white soap over the orange cubes. The white soap should be quite hot so that the orange pieces partially melt and blend into the white soap. Leave aside to set. When the soaps are un-moulded you can wrap them in cellophane and tie them with raffia. You can tie on a dried orange slice for attractive decoration.

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32 - All Spice Soap

Requirements:
250g Sandalwood glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 Pack ground allspice (from the supermarket)
1 soap mould (Soap Barn)
Cellophane (Soap Barn)
Corrugated cardboard (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon sticks (from the supermarket)

Method:
Gently melt your sandalwood soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. When the soap has melted you can add two tablespoons of ground allspice and mix through well. Leave aside to set. When the soaps are un-moulded you can wrap them firstly in cellophane. Then cut a broad strip of corrugated cardboard to go around the soap. Tie it in place with raffia. Then stick a cinnamon stick on top for decoration. These lovely spicy soaps make wonderful gifts for men.

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33 - Strawberry Milkshake Bath Foam

Requirements:
500ml clear liquid soap (Soap Barn)
250ml Aqueous Cream (Soap Barn)
Strawberry Fragrance (Soap Barn)
Pink powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Glass bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Pour a little (50ml) clear liquid soap into a mixing bowl. Add a tiny amount of powder colouring and 30 drops of strawberry fragrance into the bowl. Mix through well till you have a smooth, even pink colour. Now add the aqueous cream to the pink mixture and mix through well. Add the rest of the liquid soap to the pink mixture and stir till you have a smooth consistency. Pour your mixture into a bottle and seal. To Use: Pour some Strawberry Milkshake Bath Foam into the bath under hot running water for a fragrant moisturising bath.

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34 - Mango Vanilla Striped Soap

Requirements:
250g white glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
250g orange glycerine soap – unfragranced (Soap Barn)
1 Square soap mould (Soap Barn)
Vanilla Fragrance (Soap Barn)
Mango Fragrance (Soap Barn)
White mulberry or handmade paper
Orange satin ribbon

Method:
Gently melt your white soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Then add twenty drops of vanilla fragrance to the melted white soap and stir through well. Pour the vanilla soap into moulds and leave to set. When the white soaps have set un-mould them and cut each one into six strips lengthwise. Now reposition those strips in the moulds, one on either end and one in the middle. Press them down firmly so that each strip sticks to the bottom of the mould. Gently melt your orange soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Then add twenty drops of mango fragrance to the melted orange soap and stir through well. Leave the soap to cool a little. Pour the orange soap into the moulds between the white strips for a vanilla and mango striped soap. Leave to set. When the soaps are set you can wrap them in white mulberry paper and tie them up with an attractive orange satin bow.

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35 - Mixed Berry Bath Salts

Requirements:
1 Cup Coarse Bath Salt (Soap Barn)
1 Cup Bath Crystals (Soap Barn)
Pink powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Blue powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Strawberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Blueberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Small cellophane bags (Soap Barn)
Pink ribbon (Soap Barn)
Blue ribbon (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix the Bath salts and bath crystals together and then divide the mixture in half. Add a tiny amount of blue colouring and 20 drops of blueberry fragrance to the one mixture. Mix through well. Add a tiny amount of pink colouring and 20 drops of strawberry fragrance to the other mixture. Mix through well. Half fill the cellophane bags with alternating layers of both mixtures. Tie the bags closed with mixed pink and blue ribbons.

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36 - Rose Toning Mask

Requirements:
2 Tablespoons Glycerine (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoon Witch Hazel (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoon Rosewater (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons Sweet Oil (Soap Barn)
10 drops rose fragrance (Soap Barn)
One Jar (Soap Barn)

Method:
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring them until they are smooth. Store in a bottle or Jar.
To Use:
Shake mixture well before use.
Pat the mixture onto your face with a cotton wool ball and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Rinse off and pat face gently with a dry towel.

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37 - Mixed Fruit Soap

Requirements:
100g red cherry-melon glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g green grapefruit glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g yellow lemon verbena glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g orange citrus glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g white glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 square soap mould (Soap Barn)
Cellophane (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)
Dried fruit slices (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt all four fruit soaps separately. Once melted, pour each of them separately into square moulds and leave to set. Un-mould the soaps and cut each square up into six blocks. Place four different coloured blocks into a square mould so there is space between and around them. Press them down hard so they stick to the bottom of the mould. Gently melt the white glycerine soap. Pour the white soap into the moulds around the coloured squares. Leave to set. When the soaps are set you can wrap them in cellophane and tie them with raffia. You can use an assortment of dried fruit slices for decoration on top.

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38 - Magnolia Cuticle Treatment

Requirements:
4 Tablespoons coconut oil (Soap Barn)
4 Tablespoons cocoa butter (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons sweet oil (Soap Barn)
20 Drops magnolia fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 small silver tin (Soap Barn)

Method:
Over a low heat warm the cocoa butter till it is melted.
Add the coconut oil, sweet oil and magnolia fragrance and stir.
Remove from the heat and place in a glass bowl.
When mixture is cool enough soak your fingertips and nails for 15 minutes.
Rinse your fingers and with a soft towel gently push back your cuticles.
Pour the mixture into the tin and store for future use.


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39 - Silky Lavender Shower Gel

Requirements:
500ml clear liquid soap (Soap Barn)
3 Tablespoons glycerine (Soap Barn)
Purple powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Lavender fragrance (Soap Barn)
Lustre Powder (Soap Barn)
1 Bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix into the glycerine 20 drops of lavender fragrance, a tiny amount of purple powder colouring and a quarter teaspoon of lustre powder. Mix through well till you have a smooth, even mixture. Then add this mixture into your clear liquid soap. Mix through very well. Pour into an attractive bottle and seal.

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40 - Honeybush Soap Balls

Requirements:
500g Honeybush glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 Round ball mould (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut both halves of the round out of the mould with a 1cm border around the edges. Then cut a small circle (5c piece) out the side of one of the rounds. Now stick both rounds together with sellotape. Apply sellotape all the way around the edges making sure there are no gaps. I like to stick three layers of sellotape around the edges, just to be sure. Your mould is now ready. You should have a round plastic ball, taped all the way around the edges with a small hole cut out of the one side. That hole is for pouring in the soap. Gently melt the soap in the microwave or in a pot over a low heat on the stove. Leave your soap to cool quite substantially. Place your mould in a cup or small bowl with the cut out hole facing upwards. Pout the soap into the mould through the cut out hole. If the soap is too hot it will melt and buckle your mould. When your mould is filled to the top leave it to set. The ball could take up to two hours to set. When the soap is cold and hard you can remove the sellotape from the edges and un-mould your ball. Note: All 3D soaps are moulded in this way.

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41 - Lemon Verbena Body Cream

Requirements:
2 Tablespoons cocoa butter (Soap Barn)
1 Tablespoons coconut oil (Soap Barn)
6 Tablespoons aqueous cream (Soap Barn)
20 drops lemon verbena fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 jar (Soap Barn)

Method:
Warm the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a pan until they are melted.
Add them to the aqueous cream and mix well.
Add 20-30 drops of lemon verbena fragrance and stir through thoroughly.
Pour into a jar and seal.
This fragrant cream is a rich and nourishing moisturiser.

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42 - Honeybush Body Scrub

Requirements:
250g honeybush glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (Soap Barn)
1 cup baking soda (Soap Barn)
1/4 cup citric acid (Soap Barn)
1/2 cup cornstarch (Soap Barn)
2 jars (Soap Barn)

Method:
Grate soap finely. Crumb the dry ingredients and coconut oil into the soap.
Mix ingredients together well till soap is not obvious.
Package attractively in jars.
Use this powder mixture to give your body a good scrub.
It is refreshing and revitalising.
Your skin will feel soft and smooth after you have washed with this luxurious scrub.

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43 - Coconut Cream Soap Bar

Requirements:
250g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Coconut Fragrance (Soap Barn)
50g Aqueous Cream (Soap Barn)
50g Desiccated coconut
1 Soap Mould (Soap Barn)
Mulberry or handmade paper (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Once the soap has melted add 20 drops of coconut fragrance, the desiccated coconut and the aqueous cream. Stir well till the aqueous has melted into the soap. If your soap still smells of aqueous cream you can add another 10-20 drops of coconut fragrance. Pour the soap mixture into the mould and leave to set. Once the soap is un-moulded you can wrap it in the mulberry paper and tie it up with raffia. This soap combines a gentle scrub with a smooth creamy texture.

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44 - Tropical Foaming Bath Oil

Requirements:
250ml clear liquid (Soap Barn)
250ml technical oil (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons sweet oil (Soap Barn)
Yellow powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Lustre powder (Soap Barn)
Coconut fragrance (Soap Barn)
Litchi fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 attractive bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Dissolve a tiny amount of yellow powder colouring and twenty drops of litchi fragrance in a tablespoon of clear bubble bath. Add the yellow litchi mixture back into the rest of your bubble bath. Then dissolve a small amount of lustre powder and 20 drops of coconut fragrance into the sweet oil. Add this mixture to the technical oil and mix through well. Pour the litchi bubble bath into your bottle and then on top of that pour your coconut bath oil. Two separate layers, one yellow and one silky white, will be visible in the bottle. Pour some of this wonderful foaming bath oil into your bath under hot running water for a moisturising, rejuvenating bath.

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45 - Blueberry Vanilla Lip Balm

Requirements:
1 teaspoon beeswax (Soap Barn)
1 teaspoon cocoa butter (Soap Barn)
1 tablespoon sweet oil (Soap Barn)
10 drops vanilla fragrance (Soap Barn)
10 drops blueberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Pink powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Lipstick pot (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt all ingredients together till well blended.
Pour into lipstick pot and allow to set.
Use regularly to keep lips soft and smooth

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46 - Magnolia Milk Bath

Requirements:
1 cup powdered skim milk
1 cup bath/salt crystals (Soap Barn)
½ cup baking soda (Soap Barn)
½ cup cornstarch (Soap Barn)
30 drops magnolia fragrance (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, till smooth and even - no lumps.
Sprinkle 3-4 Tablespoons into your bath for a relaxing, comforting bath.
Notice how soft your skin feels after this indulgence.
The shelf life on this product is about 2-3 months

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47 - Silky Blueberry Bubble Bath

Requirements:
500ml clear liquid soap (Soap Barn)
3 Tablespoons glycerine (Soap Barn)
Blue powder colouring (Soap Barn)
Blueberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Lustre Powder (Soap Barn)
1 Bottle for packaging (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix into the glycerine 30 drops of blueberry fragrance, a tiny amount of blue powder colouring and a quarter teaspoon of lustre powder. Mix through well till you have a smooth, even mixture. Then add this mixture into your clear liquid soap. Mix through very well. Pour into an attractive bottle and seal. Bath in a luxurious blueberry dream.

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48 - Cut Out Silky Christmas Soaps

Requirements:
250 g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
250 g Red glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1Teaspoon lustre powder (Soap Barn)
1 Square soap mould (Soap Barn)
Christmas cookie cutters (Soap Barn)
Cellophane for wrapping (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt the white soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. Pour the melted white soap into the mould and leave about one hour to set. When the white soaps have set remove them from the moulds. Cut Christmas designs out of the centres of the soaps with your cookie cutters. Now position the cut out white designs in the middle of the empty moulds and press them down firmly so they stick to the bottom of the mould. Do the same with the other half of the soap (the part that is still square but has a design cut out of it). Gently melt the red soap in the microwave or in a pot over a very low heat. When the soap has melted you can add one teaspoon of lustre powder and mix through well. Now pour the silky red soap into the moulds. It goes around the white designs and also inside the white soaps where the design is cut out. This way you get matching pairs of soaps. (For example red bell in white soap / white bell in red soap). You can wrap matching pairs of soaps together in cellophane and tie with raffia. These soaps make awesome Christmas gifts.

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