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Loofah Salt Scrub Soap


This is a relatively easy soap to make to kick-start your pedicure routine or as part of a fabulous spa giftset. The base of this soap comprises of a clear melt and pour soap base. Embedded in this are loofah slices and salt. The salt adds to the exfoliating qualities of the soap, and adds an interesting contrast to the otherwise clear melt, and pour base. However, this may be omitted. In adding fragrance to the products, I chose to use fragrance oil rather than a mint/eucalyptus essential oil blend, to avoid the harsh notes of the eucalyptus. The fragrance oil has a nice fresh scent without being overpowering. To this is added menthol crystals to give the product that cooling sensation desired in foot care products. The finishing decorative touches are torn peppermint leaves and flower petals added after the soap sets.


Ingredients
2 pounds clear suspension base
1 whole loofah sliced into 1 inch slices (while dry) and then sprayed with water (loofah should be completely moist so that soap base will adhere to it)
1-2 cups regular table salt or fine grained spa salts
oz menthol crystals
2 oz. eucalyptus mint fragrance oil
1 tsp dried peppermint leaves torn into pieces
1- 6 drops sea blue water dispersible colorant (use toothpicks)

Melt soap base and add colorant until desired shade of blue is achieved. Set aside to cool down a bit. Put salt into loaf mold and spray with distilled water, mixing until lightly moist, not completely wet. Arrange loofah slices into loaf pan with salt. Pack salt around and into loofah slices. Dissolve menthol crystals into fragrance oil and add to soap base. Pour soap base onto loofah slices, making sure all the slices are completely immersed in soap base. A knife or spoon maybe used to keep slices from floating until they start to set (this may take a few minutes). After soap has set completely, sprinkle with herbs and flower petals.

When set, slice each slice off loaf with a sharp knife. Use a serrated blade to clean up loofah slice edges that became frayed while cutting. Leave soap out for several hours to dry, then wrap, and enjoy!

Supplies:
Wholesalesuppliesplus Vast assortment of supplies for soapmaking-- soap base, menthol crystals, fragrance oils, herbs, loofah, etc.


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