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Here is a step by step instructional blog on how to make your own bar of soap complete with oil from Montreal's favourite plant, Ms. Mary Jane.
I'm not gonna lie, I'm new to the whole make-your-own soap thing myself. But it's easy and it's fun. And with a little help from the crafty Tania Schaffer from Cold Bones, we'll get through this together. Check out her ETSY shop for homemade jewelry and zombie dolls!
A big ol' block of glycerin (vegetable glycerin to be vegan friendly).
You choose the quantity you want to make , this is the base for your soap. To make 8 bars, we used about 8 soap bar sized blocks of glycerin and melted them together.
- 2 Tbsp Hemp Oil (moisturizes your skin/Vitamin D/battles acne, psoriasis and eczema/ is all around bad-ass)
- 2Tbsp Olive Oil (moisturizes your skin/Vitamin and E)
- An empty plastic container or cookie cutters to make your soap bars any shape you like
- 1 Tbsp Spirulina Powder (for natural green colour/keeps your skin firm)
- A few dashes of Peppermint Extract (for that fresh mint scent)
- 1Tbsp Sea Salt (to exfoliate your skin)
Hint: You can find any of these ingredients at your local health food store or possibly cheaper on etsy.com
Feel free to improvise and add anything in your kitchen that you think would look, smell, or feel nice in your soap. For example, tea leaves are a really cute touch. The sky's the limit people! Here's how we made ours:
Melt down your glycerin block in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it's liquid. Stir in your hemp oil and olive oil.
Then, mix in your other ingredients. In this case, that's our spirulina powder, peppermint extract and sea salt.
Now, pour your liquid in to a container of your choice. It can be in an old margarine container, an discarded milk carton, whatever. For optimal fun, pour the mold in to cookie cutters on a cookie sheet. We recommend pot leaves (http://ccstore.cannabisculture.com/product/Stonerware-Cookie-Cutter-25420 ) or zoo animal shapes. Whatever you choose, put it in the fridge to set for about one hour, or until hard.
Finally, pop your hard soap out of the container and cut it in to bars of your choice. You can also cut the plastic container off by slicing off the side if it's being stubborn. Tada! You're now a fucking BOSS at making your own soap. It's that easy people. A sure-fire gift idea for your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your aunt, your mom, your local hockey hero, or, you can just keep the soap for yourself, you sexy stoner you.
Big shout out to Tania Schaffer for sharing her kitchen and her knowledge.