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.

how to make mint soap


how to make mint soap

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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Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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! :)

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    Pretty AND practical!
    thanks for sharing @ CaCC
    gail

  5. says

    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

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