This January, I decided to sign up for a couple of classes at the Nashville Community Education Center. I'm taking Beginning Sewing and Homemade Soaps. My first class started last week. We made bath salts and body powder. Don't know how many people out there use body powder, but I may give it a try. The process was super easy! Here are the recipes:
1 pound Epsom Salts
1 pound Baking Soda
1 pound Sea Salt
1 tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
1 tablespoon Essential Oil
Combine and blend with hands until all ingredients are well blended and have an even mix. Let dry about one hour.
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 tablespoons rice flour
6 drops fragrance oil of choice
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. After all are mixed together, sift to break up any powder that may clump.
This week, we made soap. It was an extensive process, but I really enjoyed it and want to keep making my own. I didn't add any scents to my soap, but put some ground oatmeal into it for exfoliation. I need to wait about 2 weeks for it to harden completely and then I can start using it. Here it is!