Cookie-Cutter Soaps

When finished cutting out the cookies, get out the soap! These handmade, scented soaps make even sweeter gifts.

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When finished cutting out the cookies, get out the soap! These handmade, scented soaps make even sweeter gifts.

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Cookie-Cutter Soaps

Materials

  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • 2-pound block of glycerin soap base (in craft stores)
  • Knife
  • Large microwave-safe bowl
  • Crayon shavings for color
  • Spoon
  • Soap scents (in craft stores)
  • Cookie cutters (open at both ends)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Sticky labels

Directions

  • Line baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Cut soap base into chunks. (It is usually scored for easy cutting.)
  • Place chunks in microwave-safe bowl. Add crayon shavings.
  • Microwave for 25-second intervals, stirring until melted. (Do not overheat.)
  • Add desired scent and stir slowly to avoid bubbles. Pop any bubbles that form.
  • Pour soap onto baking sheet. Cool for 30 minutes or until softly set.
  • Cut out cookie cutter shapes. Place soaps on flat surface.
  • When soaps are completely cool, wrap in plastic wrap and secure with sticky label. Write scent on label.

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