DIY loofah soaps are easier than you think! Homemade loofah soaps are great for exfoliating in the tub or anywhere else you like to wash up. You can keep a couple of loofah soaps by the sink for a refreshing hand wash and keep a few in the shower for skin. DIY loofah soaps require only a handful of ingredients and a few easy steps. The hardest part is choosing which essential oils and cute silicone molds to use!
Here’s what you need:
-3 natural loofah sponges about 5-6 inches long each
-2 pounds clear glycerin soap
-Essential Oils (For a floral scent, Geranium and Lavender Essential Oils are used in this video)
-Round silicone molds about 3 inches in diameter
1. Cut the loofah sponge into 1-inch-wide disks and lay flat in the bottom of the mold.
YL tip: Tie a string around your loofah before you place it in the mold. The string allows you to hang it from a hook in your shower, so you never drop the soap again!
2. Cut the glycerin soap into about 1-ounce squares. Put 2 squares in a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
YL tip: Two squares make 1 soap. To make larger batches, melt more soap and add the proper amount of oil and dye to keep the ratios the same. We like making individual soaps so we can customize scents and colors.(6 oz for 3 soaps are used in this video)
3. Add 3-4 drops of soap dye and 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oils to the melted glycerin soap. Mix well.
4. Pour the glycerin soap mixture into the mold.
5. Repeat until all the loofahs are covered with glycerin soap. Let them dry for 2-3 hours, pop the soaps out of the mold, and lather up!
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