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Japanese-Motif Soaps Wow guests with soaps wrapped in patterned boxes made in a photo-editing program.
Homemade body wash. 1 bar of Castile soap.(can use other brands) Grate soap. Add to 12 cups water and simmer on stove until dissolved. Add 2 tbs glycerine. Take off heat and let sit for about 10 hours until thickens and cools. Can add 3 tsp of essential oils at this point if desired for fragrance. Makes about 3 qts. If adding essential oils, use aromatherapy, candle or food grade oils.
Homemade Liquid Soap. Just combine 1 gal. Water, 2 T. Liquid glycerin ( find in pharmacy) and 1 bar of a good quality, natural soap; grated. (Don't use soaps with additives like moisturizers, etc such as Dove-they won't work) Heat over med/high heat until dissolved. Cool 12 hours. Mix with hand mixer to make a smooth consistency. Voila! Hand soap/body wash at a fraction of store cost.