The Soap Barn Free Fathers' Day Recipe Book


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Shaving Soap For Fathers' Day
After Shave Cologne & Lotion for Fathers' Day
Foot and Heel Balm For Fathers' Day
Loofah Soap on a Rope For Fathers' Day
Cedarwood Shaving Soap with Bentonite
Scrubbing Wood Spice Soap with Pumice
Wood Spice Aftershave Lotion for Dad
Cedarwood and Loofah Soap-on-a-Rope
Fathers' Day Soap Gifts
Bath Beer Treat for Dad
Fabulous Salts for Fathers' Day
Stunning Male Perfumes for Fathers' Day


Shaving Soap For Fathers' Day

   


Requirements:
Clear Glycerine Soap (Soap Barn)
Palm Oil Soap Noodles (Soap Barn)
Soap Colouring (Soap Barn)
Fragrance (Spritz or CK1) (Soap Barn)
Face Brush (Soap Barn)
150ml Maxi Jar (Soap Barn)

Please click here to print out labels for Seek Shaving Soap
Please click here to print out labels for Spritz Shaving Soap

Method:
Melt your clear glycerine soap gently in a pot on the stove or in the microwave on defrost
When your soap is melted you can add some blue soap colouring and some fragrance. Stir through well
Fill your Maxi jar with soap noodles all the way to the top and then pour your melted glycerine soap over the noodles also all the way to the top
Leave to set
You now have a wonderful shaving soap made of two different soap types. The noodles are hard, pure and moisturising. They lather exceptionally well and partner very well with the glycerine soap.
Use the wet face brush to lather up the soap in the jar and then cover your face with the soap for the most fantastic shave.

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After Shave Cologne & Lotion for Fathers' Day


Requirements for After Spray Cologne:
1 Cup Spraying Alcohol (Soap Barn)
100ml Witch hazel (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons glycerine (Soap Barn)
10ml Spritz or CK1 fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Drop liquid soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Glass spray bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix All ingredients together and pour into glass spray bottle. Just spray onto the face after shaving and pat dry. This spray protects your face after shaving by closing the pores and keeping the skin soft and clean



Requirements for After Spray Lotion:
250ml Aqueous cream (Soap Barn)
200ml Witch hazel (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons glycerine (Soap Barn)
100ml Urea (Soap Barn)
10ml Spritz or CK1 fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 Drop liquid soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Glass pump bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix All ingredients together and pour into glass pump bottle. Just rub onto the face after using after shave cologne. This lotion nourishes and feeds the skin keeping it soft and young

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Foot and Heel Balm For Fathers' Day


Requirements:
500ml Aqueous Cream (Soap Barn)
100ml Glycerine (Soap Barn)
200ml Urea (Soap Barn)
100ml Shea Butter (Soap Barn)
10ml Spritz or CK1 fragrance
Jars (Soap Barn)

Method:
Place your aqueous cream in your blender. Mix the urea in the glycerine and add that solution to the aqueous. Melt the shea butter and add that also into the blender. Finally add your fragrance and blend all ingredients well. Use in the morning and in the evening all throughout the winter. The cracks in your heels will heal quickly. Keep your feet soft and healthy with continued use.

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Loofah Soap on a Rope For Fathers' Day


Requirements:
Ocean Mist glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Loofah (Soap Barn)
Round mould (Soap Barn)
Soap Rope (Soap Barn))

Method:
Cut 1cm slices of loofah with a big serrated knife. Place the slices of loofah into your round soap mould. Gently melt the soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Pour the soap into a soap mould over the loofah and leave to set. When the soap is set and out of the mould you can make a hole in the soap through which to tie your rope.

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More Soap Ideas For Fathers' Day

Lovely soap wrapped in cellphane presented on a big chunky pumice stone

A beautiful set of soaps for Dad wrapped in stripped and polka dot tissue paper


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Cedarwood Shaving Soap with Bentonite

   


Bentonite is a natural medicinal clay, which can swell more than five times its normal volume when placed in water. We put it in glycerine soap to harden the soap and make it lather more. Soap with bentonite is smooth and lasts longer than plain glycerine soap.

Ingredients:
250g White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Cedarwood Fragrance (Soap Barn)
1 teaspoon bentonite (Soap Barn)
Jar or 100ml bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Chop your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Put one teaspoon of bentonite over the soap. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add 40 drops of cedarwood fragrance. Stir well till the bentonite and fragrance are mixed into the soap. Now leave the soap a while to cool. I have found that the bentonite helps retain heat and that means you need to wait longer for the soap to cool before you pour it. You can pour the cooled soap into a 100ml bottle and leave it to set. Once set you can cut the plastic off the top half of the bottle. This leaves you with a shaving soap stick (seen above). Or you can pour the cooled soap into a jar and leave it to set (seen below). This shaving soap is wonderful for sensitive skins and allows for a soft smooth shave. Use with a shaving brush.

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Scrubbing Wood Spice Soap with Pumice

   


Pumice is volcanic rock that quickly solidifies from frothy lava. It has been used throughout time as an exfoliant. Ground pumice in soap is great for a nice hard scrub. It leaves the skin tingling and smooth. Pumice soap is wonderful to use after gardening or fixing the car engine! You can also use it to scrub away all the hard skin on your heels.

Ingredients:
250g Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Wood Spice fragrance (Soap Barn)
2 Tablespoons ground pumice and 1 teaspoon bentonite(Soap Barn)
Square or rectangle mould (Soap Barn)

Method:
Chop your soap into chunks and place it in a plastic jug. Put one teaspoon of bentonite over the soap. Gently melt your soap in the microwave. Once the soap has melted add 40 drops of wood spice fragrance and two tablespoons of ground pumice. Now, in order for the pumice to be evenly distributed throughout you need to stir the soap till it is cool. When you see the soap starting to thicken pour it quickly into the mould. Timing is essential. If you pour too early all the pumice will sink to the bottom of the mould and you will only have pumice on one side of the soap. These soaps take a bit more effort than your usual soap but they are well worth it. The bentonite helps harden the soap which makes it last longer and lather better.

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Wood Spice Aftershave Lotion for Dad


Requirements:
250ml Spray Lotion (Soap Barn)
Wood Spice fragrance (Soap Barn)
Spray Bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix 40 drops of wood spice fragrance into your spray lotion. Pour into a spray bottle and your aftershave lotion is ready to use. Just spray onto the face after shaving and rub in. Spray lotion is beautifully moisturising without being oily or sticky. Your skin is immediately nourished and remains soft and smooth all day.

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Cedarwood and Loofah Soap-on-a-Rope


Requirements:
250g Clear un-fragranced glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Loofah (Soap Barn)
Round mould (Soap Barn)
Cedarwood fragrance (Soap Barn)
Soap Rope (Soap Barn)

Method:
Cut 1cm slices of loofah with a big serrated knife. Place the slices of loofah into your round soap mould. Gently melt the clear soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Add 40 drops of cedarwood fragrance to the melted soap. Pour the soap into a soap mould over the loofah and leave to set. When the soap is set and out of the mould you can make a hole in the soap through which to tie your rope.

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Fathers' Day Soap Gifts


Four Fathers' Day Gifts from a Bucket in 5 quick steps:


Step 1 - Un-mould the soap out of the bucket


Step 2 - Slice the soap (with a non serrated knife) into four thick slices


Step 3 - Make a hole in the first slice and thread some rope through for a soap-on-a-rope


Step 4 - Cut the sides off the second slice to make it square. Tie it onto a pumice bar with some raffia


Step 5 - Slice the two last slices in half and wrap each half moon soap in lovely handmade paper.
Tie up with ribbon or raffia

 


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Bath Beer Treat for Dad

Requirements for Bath Jelly Beer Treat:
500ml clear liquid soap (Soap Barn)
Orange soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Sparkling champagne fragrance (Soap Barn)
Cellulose (Soap Barn)
Bath Mousse (Soap Barn)
Cups

Method:
Measure 4 level tablespoons of cellulose and put them into a jug. Now pour half a cup of just boiled water over the cellulose and stir very well till all the cellulose has dissolved. Add your fragrance and a few of drops of orange liquid soap colouring. Mix through well. Now add one cup of clear bubble bath to your mixture. Again, mix this through very well till you have a smooth, even mixture. Pour your jelly into the cups and leave to set. You can also place it in the fridge to set. Once it has set you can pipe bath mousse (see below) on to the top as the foam. Bath jelly is wonderful bubble bath. Place some scoops of jelly into the bath under the running hot water for a fabulous bubble bath.

Requirements for Bath Mousse:
500ml Bath/Shower mousse base (Soap Barn)
Sparkling champagen fragrance (Soap Barn)
Piping bag and nozzle (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Take the lid off the mousse base and place the container of mousse in the microwave on high for thirty seconds. Then empty the contents into a mixing bowl. Add the fragrance and beat the mousse with an electric hand beater till it mousse is thick and creamy. Then pipe it over your bath jelly through a piping bag and star nozzle. This is the most heavenly bath/shower product. Cover yourself with this luxurious, soap creme and have the most delicious wash you have ever had in your whole life.

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Fabulous Salts for Fathers' Day

Requirements:
Himalayan pink salts (The Soap Barn)
Himalayan black salts ( The Soap Barn)
Coarse sea salts (The Soap Barn)
Peppercorns
Ground corriander
Ground cumin
Barbeque spice
Salt grinders (The Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Fill one grinder with Himalayan pink salts. Fill one grinder with Himalayan black salts. Fill one grinder with a mix of coarse sea salt and peppercorns. Fill one grinder with a mix of coarse sea salt, cumin, corriander and barbeque spice for a lovely braai salt. Make your Dad a set of these salts for Fathers' Day and keep him busy in the kitchen all year round.

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Stunning Male Perfumes for Fathers' Day

Requirements:
Heat Perfume - (Farenheit by Christian Dior) (The Soap Barn)
Point Perfume - (Polo by Ralph Lauren) (The Soap Barn)
Army Perfume - (Aramis) (The Soap Barn)
Dark Knight Perfume (Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche) (The Soap Barn)
Spraying alcohol (The Soap Barn)
Perfume bottles (The Soap Barn)
Download Army label here
Download Heat label here
Download Point label here
Download Dark Knight label here

Method:
Mix your perfume with spraying alcohol. You can mix as little as 10% perfume to alcohol to as much as 50% perfume to alcohol. Depending on your pocket and how much you love your Dad! I think a fair mix is 10% and a FABULOUS mix is 50%. Anywhere inbetween is also great. Once mixed bottle and label.

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