I am not crafty.
I do, however, have (a) crafty friend(s). In particular, my friend PSS, likes to crapt. No, that is not a spelling error. It is apparently a common form of crafting using refuse. Recycling and craft all in one.
This intrigues me.
So, I decided to give it a shot. Not that I have any skills, but I do have a bit of free time on Sunday afternoons.
Several months ago, I sent a bar of soap to a friend. I do not like bar soap overmuch, but there was a reason for this particular bar. Unfortunately, a single bar of soap could not be found, and I purchased a 4 pack. Thus, I had three leftover bars.
To be perfectly honest, Ivory soap smells terrible to me. Ugh! Total crap. 3 bars of it. And it's been hanging out for a year.
I also have some rosemary water hanging around because I managed to kill a rosemary plant (I'm not good with plants), and I used the dead refuse to create a hair tonic.
So, here goes:
3 bars of Ivory soap (crap!)
12 oz rosemary water
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tsp Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap
100 drops lavender essential oil
3 tablespoons lavender flowers
3 tablespoons dried rosemary
Line 4 mini loaf pans with parchment paper.
Using a cheese grater or microplane, grate the bars of soap. Three bars of soap turns into a TON of soap shavings, FYI.
Place 2 inches of water in the bottom of your double boiler and bring to
a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and put the top bowl over the water.
Place your soap shavings in the top of a double boiler. Add the rosemary water and coconut oil.
Stir, keeping the water in the bottom of the double boiler at a simmer, until the soap is completely melted.
Stir in the lavender flowers and dried rosemary. Ladle into prepared pans. Allow to harden.
I have no idea how this is going to turn out, but I made an effort. And I'll probably update and add pictures if it ends up being okay.