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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lovey Dovey Soap

Here's another favorite from Skip to My Lou. I think I will make these for my mom this year with some homemade bath fizzies. Bath fizzies to come tomorrow.

Even the bathroom needs a little holiday cheer!
Paint Glycerin soap with acrylic paint. One side of the soap needs to be non-imprinted, so you have a nice area to paint on.
Melt paraffin in a double boiler situation. I used a metal measuring cup set in a pan of water. An old food can could also be used. Wax is highly flammable so it is best to melt it in water. DO NOT allow any of the water to get into the wax!
Brush a thin coat of melted wax over your painting. Do not paint the sides or bottom of your soap. The wax must be very hot to give a clear coat. It is probably best for an adult to do this step while wax is still at the stove so it remains very hot.
When you use your soap the wax will protect your paintings.

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