Easy to make and  no cooking required. This recipe is a great rainy day activity for the kids.

You Will Need…………

250 grams soap base ( powder or flakes ) 

100ml purified  or floral water ( no more, no less)

Emollients up to 20ml

Exfoliants up to 20 grams

Dried herbs & petals

Colourants up to 20 grams ( varies according to depth of colour you desire ) 

50 – 60 drops essential oils.


1. Mix the soap base and dry additives together in a bowl.

2. Stir in the water and other additives.

3 Working quickly knead the ingredients together.

4. Your soap mixture can now be formed into various shapes. You may like to choose one of the following methods.

* Roll the mixture into balls the size of a plum.

* Press firmly into moulds ensuring there are no air bubbles.

5. Leave to dry and set properly in a warm, dry, airy spot. The soap balls will dry in about 2 – 3 days. The soap pressed into the moulds may take approximately about one week before it can be removed from the moulds or, alternatively, it can be placed in a freezer until hard then removed from the moulds and put in a place where it can dry.



By Nellie Lee Luhrmann


3 Comments so far

  1. Robin on September 2, 2011 6:30 pm

    I am going to do this with my kids

  2. Laura/Readerwoman on September 3, 2011 10:34 am

    Wonderful recipe except for one thing – I am American and don’t “read” Aussie/Brit measurements! Is there a way to translate this into measurements that are more understandable to us metrically-challenged folk? Thanks! LOVE your pages and ideas!

  3. Roger on September 6, 2011 4:29 am

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