By Sabrina Alderete, Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque
Gift your favorite person with a DIY gift this holiday season. We created four excellent DIY ideas that are unique and thoughtful. Each DIY also includes a bonus gift tip that will have you WINNING at all your holiday festivities. First up are these adorable lavender soap bars.
Check back over the next two weeks to see other DIY gifts from this series.
You will need: Clear glycerin soap, lavender scented oil, lavender flowers, and soap molds (The cat assistant isn’t necessarily helpful, but is recommended.)
Cost: About $20 makes 12 bars of soap
Time: An hour and a half, including dry time and wrapping.
Step 1: Heat the soap in the microwave for 30 seconds, and then in 10-second intervals until melted.
Step 2: Add the scented oil, about two drops per ounce, and stir thoroughly.
Step 3: Pour the melted soap mixture into the molds, filling halfway and then adding a layer of flowers, then another layer of soap. For aesthetic reasons, you may need to stir the flowers once the mold is filled.
Step 4: Let cool for at least 40 minutes. Once dry, gently apply pressure to the back of the mold to release.
Step 5: Wrap the bars in some lace and ribbon.
For an added sentiment, try using a flower or herb that grows in your specific region.