Recipe by JustaQT
This is a wonderful gift soap. It smells like fresh strawberries and cream.
Top Review by the6-sranch
This recipe turned out so terrible! I think the problem was all the extra water added to the soap. I'm not going to try and make it again, but if anyone one does, I do not recommend adding so much water. Maybe add just enough to make the powdered milk into a paste...I don't know. My soaps turned out very spongy. It's been a week now, and they still haven't hardened. I also used my muffin tin as a mold only to discover that it removed much of the teflon coating from the pan, rendering it useless now...both the pan and the soap which has teflon flakes all over it. I finally threw the soap out. However, they did unmold fairly easily after a couple of days in the tin, and the shape was cute.
- 4 ounces creamy melt and pour soap bars
- 1⁄4 cup distilled water
- 6 -10 drops strawberry fragrance oil
- 1⁄4 cup powdered milk
- 3 drops vanilla fragrance oil or 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 -5 drops red food coloring (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Grate the soap, or chop into tiny pieces using a very sharp knife.
- Use a double boiler for this soap.
- (or you can just use a heat-proof glass bowl over a pan of water- that's what I always do).
- In top of double boiler combine the grated soap, water, dry milk powder.
- Keep the water in bottom of double boiler simmering (about 2-3 cups of water).
- Stir the mixture occasionally and allow it to melt down into a smooth consistency.
- You can even whisk it with a wire whisk to get rid of any lumps.
- Remove from heat.
- Add strawberry fragrance oil, vanilla fragrance oil (or extract) and the food coloring if you decide to use it.
- It will add a nice pinkish color to the soap, making it look the color of strawberries and cream.
- Spoon the soap out into soap molds and allow to sit for about twenty four hours before unmolding.
- Then let it sit another couple of hours before using.
- If you don't have soap molds, try using muffin tins, aluminum tart shells, or any candy molds that you have at home for miniature soaps.
- Or you can spoon the mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan and then cut into it to make bars of soap.
- Enjoy this wonderful soap!