Mint Soap

With my mint growing at the speed of light, I’ve been on the lookout for new ways to use it as well as ways to use my other herbs.

The April 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living couldn’t have been more timely.  Not only does it contain a pile of recipes that use fresh herbs but it also had a great article about soaps made with various herbs and fruits.

This morning I picked some mint, pureed it, and made a batch of mint soap.  It was super simple and quick to make {just a matter of adding pureed mint to melted glycerin soap and allowing it to set}.  I used a floral muffin mold to make cute shapes.


I think these will make such cute {and fragrant} gifts, packaged up in clear cellophane with a coordinating ribbon.  And if my mint plants keep growing at the current rate, everyone I know will be getting some.

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Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.

Comments

  1. Aren’t you clever. I bet those are fragrant. Thanks so much for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  2. Have you tried it yet? They will make great gifts!

  3. I love how they turned out. The mint gives it a really cool look. I bet they smell amazing too! Thanks for linking up with me.

  4. What a fun idea!

  5. How pretty! I love mint scented soap! What a great idea! ♥

  6. what a great idea!

    mint is so refreshing in it’s scent. i’m sure everyone will love. isn’t it amazing how fast that stuff grows?

    thank for linking up to the spring fling!

    kellie

  7. Love your blog! I’m your newest follower :)

    Raychel
    http://MyCreativeWay.Blogspot.com

  8. Mint soap sound refreshing and luxurious! Great idea! And they are so pretty too!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

  9. I’m definitely going to try this. I love making soaps for friends! The mint looks great for summer!
    Thanks for sharing the idea! :)

  10. Of all the times I let my MS subscription lapse! :s Those soaps are beautiful! I definitely think they’d make excellent gifts…love the shapes. :)

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :)

  11. oooo I love mint! I actually just made some Rosemary and Mint bath salts for a birthday gift for my friend that I am going to do a tutorial on next week. I bet this soap smells GREAT!

  12. What a clever idea, I love mint! They are going to be very nice gifts. Visiting from Amanda’s party.

  13. I love a great smelling soap. I saw you at A Crafty Soiree by Katie’s Nesting Spot.

    Today is my blog’s first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

  14. Gorgeous! I will have to keep this in mind. Thanks for linking up!

  15. Pretty AND practical!
    thanks for sharing @ CaCC
    gail

  16. I’ve been wanting to try this!!! Love how yours turned out!! I’m adding them to my To Do List tomorrow…feel free to grab a button!
    smiles!
    jami

  17. Wow. Just wow.
    This is wonderful and super innovative.
    Great idea!

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