Today I was (yet again) reading the benefits of papaya soap (exfoliation, acne relief, insect sting pain relief) when I stumbled upon a sweet little video teaching how to make homemade papaya and cucumber soap. Then I saw the women in the video pouring her soap into holiday themed molds, which got me doing some math:
Holidays approaching + lots of family + not much $$$ = homemade gifts
Wonderful. Who doesn't like a homemade gift? Who doesn't like soap? Who doesn't like papaya? I couldn't answer any of these questions so papaya soap it is! I've also recently been fantasizing about getting a log cabin, popping out babies and making my own soap. Here's to the best out of three!
Note: This recipe is for the lazy crafts person. It calls for ready made glycerine (find it at craft stores) and a juicer. If you'd like to make soap from scratch do it! This is a great website for soap recipes. In the meantime, we're staying lazy.
Lazy Lady's (or Gentleman's) Soap Recipe
1 (big) block of glycerine
Vitamin E Oil (optional)
Cucumber prep: cut off the ends of the cucumber and cut into pieces for juicing. Juice.
Papaya prep: cut in half, scoop out seeds, cut into pieces for juicing. Juice.
Cut off chunks of glycerine, put them into a microwave safe container and melt. Pour in cucumber juice and a dash of vitamin E oil. Feel free to use any other oils or scents you like. Repeat in a different container with the papaya. Pour into silicon mold, scrape off any bubbles, then let dry. Pop out, and wash up!