I love Suma’s geranium soap and was determined to make my own soaps and near as, ‘damn it’, the Suma geranium soap as I could.
Speaking to my lovely beauty therapist (friend) Yolande Pearson about soap and all the wonderful concoctions you could make, she mentioned putting oats in a soap as a natural but yummy scrub. (PING! light bulb moment) the oaty scrub sounded great but I remember using the milk oats produce in a bath (oats in a muslin pouch*) for my boys when they had chicken pox and how wonderfully soothing and moisturising it was.
So I experimented and here’s what happened……
The clear soaps are with just pure vegetable glycerine and the opaque ones are with the oaty milk, I need guinea pigs so I want to try one please tell me here and I drop it off/send it in the post.
How did I do it ?….
I ordered some glycerine through eBay, melted it in a pan, picked some geranium petals from outside, used some geranium essential oils mixed together before putting some of the mixture into silicone moulds. I added the oaty milk (not oat milk, recipe below) into the remaining mixture and put them into the mould too. Oaty milk mixture as I call it is simply a cup of ordinary oats placed in a small strainer and soaked in a bowl of boiled water (approx. 1 pint). After 15 minutes or so a lovely, sticky white substance omits from the oats and when you pull out the strainer you can discard the oats leaving the wonderful oaty milk in the bowl. This oaty mixture was mixed with the glycerine as mentioned above.
Happy crafting xx
*recipe to come if people are interested.
Also in my eTravels I have found this site ‘Happy Money Saver’ which looks great for ideas & I love the chickens…chickens..now there’s an idea.