The Soap Barn Free Christmas Recipe Book


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Bubble-Doh Christmas Tree
Soap Snow Drops
Christmas Soap Mobiles
Bath Jelly Icicles
Handwash and Lotion Gifts
Sparkling Bath Snow
Hologram Ice Soaps
Christmas Tree Hangings
Snowy Shower Gel
Midnight Solid Perfume
Lady Midnight Soap
Midnight Perfume
Midnight Soap Clouds
Midnight Gel Candle
Bubble-Doh Midnight Stars
Midnight Black Roses
Soaps For Midnight
Midnight Diffusers
Midnight Perfumed Necklace
Midnight Jelly Bubble Bath
Cranberry Bath Mousse
Christmas Pudding Soap Balls
Cranberry Room Diffusers
Personalised Christmas Soap
Cranberry Body Butter Candles
Golden Amber Hand Wash
Golden Amber Bath Salts
Golden Amber Fizz-Bop
Golden Amber Soaps
Golden Amber Soap Cloud
Golden Amber Bath Mousse
Golden Amber Shower Gel
Golden Amber Bubble-Doh
Cinnamon + Honey Christmas Pudding Soap
Berries of the Forest Soap Ball
Rooibos, Berries + Cinnamon Bath Tea
Mulled Wine Gift Boxes
Iced Tea Gift Boxes
Bath Soap Crayons
Father Christmas Soap Puzzle
Flirt Perfume
Christmas Bath Snow
Snowman Soap Puzzle
Soap-Doh Tower for Christmas
Innocence Perfume
Christmas Bear Soap Puzzle
Wicked Perfume
Lip Balm Tower for Christmas
Spicy Perfume


Bubble-Doh Christmas Tree

Ingredients:
1kg Bubble-Doh (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
Mother of pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Christmas tree mould (Soap Barn/Chocolate Den)
Bubble-Doh labels (Soap Barn)
Soap Glaze (Soap Barn)
PVC cylinder for packaging (Chocolate Den)
Fairy hair (Soap Barn)

Method:
Remove some of your Bubble-Doh from the sealed bag. (Always keep your Bubble-Doh in a tightly sealed bag to keep it from drying out.) I work with smallish quantities at a time (about 200g) so the Bubble-Doh always stays fresh. You can use plastic gloves because working long with very this very soapy mixture will dry your hands.

Mix your fragrance into your Bubble-Doh as much or as little as you like. I think your Bubble-Doh should always smell heavenly and the more fragrance the better! Knead the Bubble-Doh well till the fragrance is mixed through.

Cut each section of the mould out with about half a centimetre border around the sides. Fill each section with a teaspoon of baking soda and shake it around to dust your mould. Then empty it out. This helps the Bubble-Doh release easily. Fill each section with Bubble-Doh and then gently knock the shape out of the mould onto a thick wad of old newspaper covered in paper towelling. Now, brush the sections lightly with water and sprinkle your glitter over them.

Leave the parts to set for 24-48 hours. When they are set and hard you can assemble your tree using a bit of soap glaze to stick each section. Package in a PVC cylinder with a Bubble-Doh label and fairy hair.

Crumble your Bubble-Doh Christmas tree under hot running bath water for the bubbliest Christmas bath ever!

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Soap Snow Drops

Ingredients:
1kg Soap Noodles(Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
Mother of pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Baking soda (Soap Barn)
Soap Bar Box (Soap Barn)
Handcrafted label (Soap Barn)
Ribbon and decorations (Soap Barn/Chocolate Den)

Method:
Throw your soap noodles into a large plastic bag. Pour your snowflake fragrance over the noodles and shake the bag till the noodles are all covered with fragrance. Put a handful of baking soda into the bag and shake over the noodles to absorb the fragrance. Now empty your tub of mother-of-pearl glitter over the noodles and shake well.

The soap snow drops can now be packaged into clear boxes. Remember to decorate the boxes beautifully because packaging is what makes your gift extra special.

Throw some snow drops into your bath for a soapy, fragrant and luxurious bath

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Christmas Soap Mobiles

Ingredients:
White glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
Teddy bear mould (Soap Barn)
Mother-of-pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Beads, charms and string (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Add your fragrance. Leave to cool till a skin forms on the melted soap. Now you know it is a good pouring temperature. Sprinkle your glitter into your mould. Now pour the soap into the mould right to the top. Leave to set. When un-moulded make a hole through the teddy bear with a kebab stick. Thread the beads and soap onto the cord finishing with a chunky charm. Hang this mobile in your bathroom or anywhere eles in the house over Christmas time to keep the rooms fresh and fragrant. Who said we couldn’t do Christmas decorations in the bathroom!

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Bath Jelly Icicles

Ingredients:
Cellulose (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
500ml liquid soap (Soap Barn)
Lustre powder and mother-of-pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Pyramid box (Soap Barn)
Bubble bath sticker (Soap Barn)

Method:
Prepare your pyramid box by sealing all possible leaks with sellotape. Measure 4 level tablespoons of cellulose and put them into your jug. Add one teaspoon of glitter and a quarter teaspoon of lustre power to the cellulose. Also add 50 drops of snowflake fragrance. Now pour half a cup of just boiled water over the cellulose and stir very well till all the cellulose has dissolved. Now add one cup of clear bubble bath to your mixture. Again, mix this through very well till you have a smooth, even mixture. Leave to cool and thicken. Pour your jelly into an upside down pyramid box and leave to set. You can also place it in the fridge to set. Seal the bottom of the pyramid. This is now the top of your icicle. Place a bubble bath sticker at the top and snowflake stickers around the sides. Bath jelly is wonderful bubble bath. Place some scoops of jelly into the bath under the running hot water for a fabulous bubble bath.

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Handwash and Lotion Gifts

Ingredients:
500ml un-fragranced liquid soap (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml pencil pumps and PVC envelopes (Soap Barn)
Hand wash stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix fifty drops of fragrance into your liquid soap. Stir through well. Now you can pour your hand wash into a pencil pump. Put a hand wash sticker on the outside of your pencil pump and you are ready to go!

Requirements for hand lotion pumps
500ml lotion spray (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml pencil pumps (Soap Barn)
Hand lotion stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix fifty drops of fragrance into your spray lotion. Stir through well. Now you can pour your lotion into a pencil pump. Put a hand lotion sticker on the outside of your pencil pump. Place both pumps into a PVC envelope. These sets make wonderful gifts for all your friends and family. Place the set in your bag and you will never find yourself in a nasty place without soap and lotion!

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Sparkling Bath Snow

Ingredients:
500g bath snow (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
Mother-of-pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Attractive jar or bottle (Soap Barn)

Method:
Shake all ingredients together in a packet till the glitter and the fragrance are evenly mixed through. Bath snow is an amazing bubble bath and is great for a cleansing relaxing bath after a long hard day. Put a handful of bath snow under the hot water tap as you run your bath. Relax in a wonderful bubble bath that has all the added qualities of bath salts too!

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Hologram Ice Soaps

  

Ingredients:
Clear glycerine soap and white glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Small Christmas moulds (Chocolate Den)
Rectangle soap mould (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance and Hologram powder (Soap Barn)
Half cube PVC box (Soap Barn)
Organza ribbon (Soap Barn)
Pure glycerine soap stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Gently melt your white soap over a low heat on the stove or on defrost in the microwave. Add your fragrance. Pour the melted soap into a small Christmas mould and leave to set. When your small soap has set dust it with hologram powder on the front side. Melt your clear soap, add your fragrance and leave it to cool a quite a bit. Then half fill the rectangle mould with not-too-hot clear soap. Drop your Christmas soap into the melted soap (upside down) and then top your mould up with more clear soap. Leave to set. When set these soaps look like blocks of ice with designs inside. Package in two in a half cube PVC box and decorate with stickers and ribbon.

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Christmas Tree Hangings

  

Ingredients:
Clear glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
Small Christmas moulds (Chocolate Den)
Mother-of-pearl glitter and lustre powder (Soap Barn)
Silver string (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a small pot over the stove or in the microwave on defrost. Add lots of fragrance! Leave to cool till a skin forms on top of the melted soap. Now you know it is a good pouring temperature. Dust sections of your mould with lustre powder. Sprinkle your glitter into your mould. Pour the soap into the mould right to the top. Leave to set. When un-moulded make a hole through the soap with a kebab stick. Thread the silver string through the soap and tie a knot. Hang these very fragrance soaps on your Christmas tree to keep it fresh and fragrant.

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Snowy Shower Gel

Ingredients:
500ml un-fragranced silky liquid soap (Soap Barn)
Snowflake fragrance (Soap Barn)
Shower gel bottles (Soap Barn)
Shower gel and decorative stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Mix fifty drops of fragrance into your liquid soap. Stir through well. Now you can pour your shower gel into a shower hook bottle. Decorate with shower gel and snowflake stickers. This makes a wonderful Christmas gifts for men and women.

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Midnight Solid Perfume

  

Requirements:
500ml Plain Lip Balm (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Solid perfume acrylic jars 3ml or 15ml (Soap Barn)

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Method:
Melt your plain lip balm in a pot on the stove over a low heat. Do not try melt it in the microwave unless you feel like buying a new microwave.
Add 50ml Midnight perfume and 10ml lustre sparkle.
Mix well and decant into your jars.
Solid perfumes make the most wonderful gifts for birthdays and Christmas. They are small and easy to keep in a handbag for all day perfume refreshment.

Using your solid perfume:
Rub the Midnight perfume on your wrists and behind your ears. You will smell wonderful all day. The perfume stays all day because it is oil based and does not evaporate


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Lady Midnight Soap



Requirements:
1 Sleeping Lady mould (Soap Barn)
Moonflower glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Polka dot organza ribbon (Soap Barn)
Crystal stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your soap gently in a pot on the stove or in a plastic jug in the microwave. Add Midnight perfume and lustre sparkle and stir well. Pour it in your sleeping lady moulds right to the top. Leave your soap two hours to set and then un-mould them Place them in a box on black tissue paper. Tie polka dot ribbon or plain black organza ribbon over. Decorate with lots of bling!

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Midnight Perfume



Requirements:
50ml Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
500ml Spraying alcohol (Soap Barn)
Black liquid colouring (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Glass perfume bottles (Soap Barn)
Crystal stickers (Soap Barn and Chocolate Den)

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Method:
Add the 50ml Midnight perfume to 500ml spraying alcohol and mix through well. Add a couple of drops of black colouring and some lustre sparkle. Now bottle your mixture in glass perfume bottles. Decorate with crystal stickers. Midnight perfume is a wonderful gift for your friends and family at Christmas time.

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Midnight Soap Clouds



Requirements:
500ml clear bubble bath/liquid soap (Soap Barn)
500ml Soap Gel (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Black soap colouring (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
500ml Maxi pump action bottle and
500ml Maxi flip lid bottle (Soap Barn)
Crystal stickers (Soap Barn)
Midnight Clouds label – download off Soap Barn website and print

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Method:
Mix black soap colouring into the clear bubble bath and 2ml Midnight perfume. Stir though well till the colour and fragrance are equally distributed throughout the soap. Mix 2ml Midnight perfume into your white soap gel and a teaspoon of lustre sparkle. Fill 1/4 of your bottle first with your black soap - using a funnel. Now fill the second quarter with soap gel - using a funnel. Repeat this process once more so that your bottle is full. Although you have poured your soaps into your bottles in 4 layers they will mingle to form gorgeous soap clouds. Use your soap clouds as hand wash at the basin or as shower gel.

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Midnight Gel Candle

  

Requirements:
1kg plaster of paris (Soap Barn)
1 Giant Cup Cake mould (Chocolate Den)
Black paint
Crystal stickers (Soap Barn and Chocolate Den)

Method:
Mix the plaster of paris with warm water till you have a porridge consistency. Coat the inside of both moulds with the plaster of paris mixture. Try and get the mixture as smooth and as even as possible. Leave the two sides a couple of days to set. When they are well set they will come out of the moulds very easily. Leave them to set in the sun for a day or two till they are white in colour and light in weight. Now mix some lustre sparkle into your black paint and paint the outside of the cup cake container top and bottom. Decorate the lid with crystal stickers. Your container is now ready to be filled with gel wax.


For the candle you will need:

Requirements:
1lt Gel Wax (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
1 pack pre-waxed wicks (Soap Barn)
Black candle dye (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt the gel wax in a pot directly on the stove over a very low heat. When the gel is melted it will run like water. Then add black candle dye and 20ml Midnight perfume to the melted gel. Dip the sustainer end of the wick into the melted gel and position the wick in the bottom of your cup cake. Then fill the cup cake to the top with black gel. Leave to set. This Midnight candle is spectacular and very in-expensive to make. It will be a wonderful gift to give at Christmas time and would also be stunning on your Christmas table.

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Bubble-Doh Midnight Stars



Requirements:
1kg Bubble-Doh (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Black powder dye (Soap Barn)
Piping bag (Chocolate Den)
Meringue nozzle (Chocolate Den)
Crystal stickers (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Remove your Bubble-Doh from the sealed bag and place it in a bowl. Add one cup hot water, black powder dye, 1 teaspoon lustre sparkle and 5ml Midnight perfume. Mix through well till you have a smooth soft porridge consistency. Put your mixture in a piping bag with big meringue star nozzle. Pipe your stars out onto brown paper. Place a crystal sticker in the middle of each star. Leave the stars 4-5 days to set hard. Make sure you have loads of old newspaper under them to help speed the setting process.
Crumble a Bubble-Doh Midnight star under your hot running water for a wonderful bubble bath.

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Midnight Black Roses

  

Requirements:
500g black moonflower soap (Soap Barn)
250ml Flexine (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
Cookie Cutters (Chocolate Den)
Kebab Sticks (Chocolate Den)
PVC boxes for packaging (Soap Barn)

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Method: (For step-by-step method with pics see previous newsletter)
Melt your soap gently either in a pot directly on the stove over a very low heat or in the microwave in a plastic jug on defrost. When your soap has melted add the flexine. You will need 50% flexine to the soap you melt for flowers.

Add 10ml Midnight perfume to your soap once you have added the flexine. Pour the soap-flexine blend onto your counter in long narrow strips and leave about five minutes to set. With a knife cut a straight line across the bottom of the soap strip.

Draw another line 1cm above that with the back of a knife. This must just be a marking and must not cut through your soap. If you are lucky enough to get hold of the strip petal cutters (limited stock Chocolate Den and Soap Barn you can use those to make gorgeous, delicate roses. If not, cut plastic cookie cutters in half with a pair of scissors so that they are open ended. Using the 1cm marked line as your guide cut all the way along the soap strip with your cookie cutter.

Roll up each strip. Put a kebab stick through the bottom of each roll (where the 1cm marking was) to hold it in place.
Now fold back each petal of the flower, starting from the outside moving in.

Dust the roses with lustre sparkle so you have a metallic black soap rose. These roses look exactly like those big chunky silver roses everyone is wearing on necklaces and rings.

Leave the roses a day to dry and harden. You can then remove the kebab sticks and cut off the 1cm base with a sharp knife. Your flowers are now ready for packing. I boxed them in PVC boxes on top of black tissue paper. I also made soap kebabs with them, alternating them between black and white soap scrolls.

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Soaps For Midnight



Requirements:
1 rectangular mould SB 45 (Soap Barn)
Glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
Cellophane paper (Chocolate Den)
Black Polka Dot tissue paper (Soap Barn)
Polka dot organza ribbon (Soap Barn)
Crystal stickers (Soap Barn)

Method:
Melt your soap gently and pour it in your rectangular moulds. Leave your soap two hours to set and then un-mould them. Wrap them in cellophane first and then in tissue paper. Tie polka dot ribbon or plain black organza ribbon over. Decorate with lots of bling!

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Midnight Diffusers



Requirements:
Rattan Reeds (Soap Barn)
30ml Midnight perfume
Black Soap Colouring (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
120ml Diffuser Oil Base (Soap Barn)
150ml Glass Bottle (Soap Barn)
Midnight Room Diffuser label - download from Soap Barn website and print

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Method:
Combine the perfume, diffuser oil base, black colour and lustre sparkle. Mix well. Leave the reeds to wick (absorb the oil up the hollow tubes) for a couple of hours and turn them over. You can turn them over every couple of days for best results. The Midnight diffuser is an exotic, gorgeous diffuser that works best in a bedroom where it diffuses a complex, sophisticated yet sublet aroma.

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Midnight Perfumed Necklace

  



Requirements for necklace:
A rose charm on ring
Organza ribbon
Midnight perfume (see recipe below)

Requirements for Midnight Perfume:
50ml Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
500ml Spraying alcohol (Soap Barn)
Black liquid colouring (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
10ml perfume atomisers (Soap Barn)
PVC sleeves for atomisers (Soap Barn)
Crystal stickers (Soap Barn and Chocolate Den)
Midnight perfume label – download off Soap Barn website and print

Method:
Add the 50ml Midnight perfume to 500ml spraying alcohol and mix through well. Add a couple of drops of black colouring and some lustre sparkle. Now bottle your mixture in 10ml perfume atomisers. Package those in PVC envelopes with a Midnight perfume label and decorative stickers. Give a 10ml perfume spray with each Midnight rose necklace. Once the perfume has faded the necklace can be re-sprayed and the perfume enhanced

Wearing your Midnight Rose Necklace: Instead of spraying perfume on your skin you can wear a gorgeous necklace that is already perfumed. Look good and smell good at the same time! Refresh your necklace whenever you feel the perfume is no longer strong enough. What a wonderful gift to give all your friends and family this Christmas. A fragrant necklace! Put a 10ml Midnight perfume atomiser in an organza bag together with a charm necklace on organza ribbon. Spray the ribbon liberally with perfume so that the wearer will smell gorgeous whereever she goes!

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Midnight Jelly Bubble Bath



Requirements:
Cellulose (Soap Barn)
Midnight perfume (Soap Barn)
Black liquid colouring(Soap Barn)
Silver star glitter (Soap Barn)
Lustre sparkle (Soap Barn)
500ml liquid soap (Soap Barn)
450ml Maxi jar + Maxi jar 250ml (Soap Barn)
Midnight label – download from Soap Barn website and print

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Method:
Measure 4 level dessert spoons of cellulose and put them into your jug. Add 5ml Midnight perfume and black liquid colouring. Pour 250ml of just boiled water over the cellulose and stir very well till all the cellulose has dissolved. Add 500ml clear bubble bath to your mixture. Add in silver star glitter and lustre sparkle. Mix this through very well till you have a smooth, even mixture. Leave to cool and thicken. Stir occasionally to mix through the stars and sparkle. When your mixture is very thick pour it onto the jars right to the top and leave to set. Do not cover with lids until the mixture is really set and cold. I leave it overnight. Place a Midnight label on your jar and add a wooden teaspoon for scooping. Bath jelly is wonderful bubble bath. Place some scoops of jelly into the bath under the running hot water for a fabulous bubble bath.

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Cranberry Bath Mousse

  

Requirements:
500ml Bath/Shower mousse base (Soap Barn)
Cranberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Dessert Cups (Chocolate Den)
Tiny plastic spoon (Soap Barn)
Sprig of holly (Chocolate Den)

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Method:
Take the lid off the mousse base and place the container of mousse in the microwave on high thirty seconds. Then empty the contents into a mixing bowl. Add 5ml cranberry fragrance to the melted mousse base. Mix the mousse with an electric hand beater till the mousse is thick and creamy. Then you can pipe it into the dessert cups through a piping bag and big star nozzle. Decorate with a sprig of holly.
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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Christmas Pudding Soap Balls

  

Requirements:
500g rooibos glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
100g cocoa butter glycerine soap (Soap Barn)
1kg soap noodles (Soap Barn)
Holly leaves (Chocolate Den)
Cranberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Large white paper cups and PVC boxes for presentation

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Method:
Put one handful of soap noodles into a small bowl. Gently melt the glycerine soap in the microwave on defrost. Add 5ml cranberry fragrance to the melted rooibos glycerine soap and mix through well. Add the melted glycerine soap to the handful of soap noodles (just enough to cover the noodles) and stir it through till you get a thick porridge consistency. Now you can take this mixture and roll it into a beautiful smooth soap ball. Pour the rest of the melted glycerine soap over the ball to get a smooth finish. Then pour some melted cocoa butter soap over the top for the custard effect. Decorate your Christmas pudding soap with a sprig of holly. Place in white paper cups when complete.

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Cranberry Room Diffusers

Requirements:
Rattan Reeds (Soap Barn)
20ml Fragrance – 10ml cranberry + 10ml other (Soap Barn)
Red liquid soap colouring (Soap Barn)
30ml Diffuser Oil Base (Soap Barn)
50ml Glass Bottle (Soap Barn)

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Method:
Combine the fragrances and the diffuser oil base and mix very well till the fragrances are completely emulsified. I have combined two different fragrances each time to make more interesting unique fragrances. For Christmas we have Cranberry and Apple, Cranberry and Lime and Cranberry and Ginger. I also coloured each mixture red with liquid colouring. This way the reeds absorb the fragrance and the colour and you have matching reeds with fragrance. Pour the mixed diffuser oil into your bottle and add your rattan reeds. Leave the reeds to wick (absorb the oil up the hollow tubes) for a couple of hours and turn them over. You can turn them over every couple of days for best results.

Reed Diffusers are another way to scent your home and office. They are a great way to enhance the smell of a room without an open flame.

Reed diffusers consist of three components. A glass container, a set of reed diffuser sticks/reeds, and diffuser fragrance oil.
Let the rattan reed diffusers draw the diffuser oil for an hour or two then flip the reeds over to expose oil-moistened diffuser reeds to the air. The oil will continue to draw up the diffusers reeds scenting your room for several months. To get the most out of your reed diffuser flip the diffuser reeds over about once a week or as desired for a fresh fragrance burst. Once the diffuser oil is finally used up, simply pour in an oil refill.
In small spaces, like bathrooms, use less sticks. Usually 4-6 reeds work well. Less reeds mean less scent, more reeds mean more scent. You may want to use 8-10 reeds for larger rooms where a stronger scent throw is desired.

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Personalised Christmas Soap




Requirements:
Red glycerine soap(Soap Barn)
White un-fragranced glycerine soap(Soap Barn)
Cranberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Alphabet cutters (Chocolate Den)
Large 2 row PVC box (Soap Barn)
Leaf cutters (Soap Barn)

Method:
Fold your large 2 row PVC box and seal all the sides with lots of tape. Cut an opening in the broad side of the box so you can place your letters inside.
Slice your red soap tube into 5mm slices. Cut your letter soaps and your leaves out of those slices and place them on the bottom of the box. Press them down very hard so no melted soap can run beneath them. Remember to put the letters facing the wrong way around otherwise you will have a back to front personalised soap.
Fragrance your white soap with cranberry fragrance. Pour that over your alphabet soaps filling the box to the top. Leave to set and remove from box. You can then wrap your soap in cellophane.
These personalised soaps make a wonderful gift for everyone at Christmas.

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Cranberry Body Butter Candles

Requirements:
250g Soy Wax (Soap Barn)
Red oil colouring (Soap Barn)
10ml cranberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
Star foil containers (Chocolate Den)
Candle Wick (Soap Barn)

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Method:
Melt the soy wax in the microwave for three and a half minutes. When melted add 10ml cranberry fragrance. You can colour half the mixture red with your red oil colouring and leave the other half white. Position your wicks in the middle of the stars and make sure they stay upright by placing kebab sticks on either side. Leave to set.

The Magic of Body Butter Candles:
Light the candle when you go into the bathroom to bath or shower. Your bathroom will be filled with stunning ambient light and gorgeous aroma. After bathing blow out the candle. The warm melted body butter should now be rubbed all over your body for the softest, smoothest skin

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Golden Amber Hand Wash

Requirements:
500ml Soap Gel (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Gold powder colouring (Soap Barn)
500ml pump action glass bottle (Soap Barn)
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Method:
Mix amber fragrance and gold powder into your 500ml jar of soap gel. Stir though well till the colour and fragrance are equally distributed throughout the soap.
Using a funnel fill your pump action bottle with the soap.
Use your golden amber hand wash at the basin as a luxurious hand wash.

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Golden Amber Bath Salts

Requirements:
Bath salt (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Gold powder (Soap Barn)
Salt grinder (Soap Barn)
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Method:
Place your bath salts into a bag. Add your amber fragrance and gold powder. Shake the bag well till the bath salts are thoroughly coloured and fragranced. Now fill your grinder with golden amber bath salts.

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Golden Amber Fizz-Bop

Requirements:
Fizz -Bop (Soap Barn)
Coconut oil (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Gold powder (Soap Barn)
Mother of pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Cookie cutter (Chocolate Den)
Square box with insert (Soap Barn)
Paper cups (Chocolate Den)
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Method:
Place your Fizz-Bop in the microwave for two minutes to soften and warm. Also melt your coconut oil. Mix your fragrance into your Fizz-Bop as well as two teaspoons of coconut oil. Flatten your Fizz-Bop into a solid square on the table. Cut out shapes from the flattened Fizz-Bop. Leave the Fizz-Bop shapes to set – about half an hour. Dust them with gold powder and sprinkle some mother of pearl glitter for effect. Fizz Balls will fizz madly and release loads of nourishing oils for your skin. You will have a fabulous, fragrant and relaxing bath.

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Golden Amber Soaps

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Splash of Gold Amber Soaps:
I melted pure white farmhouse soap and fragranced it with amber fragrance. I took about 100ml of melted soap aside and mixed in gold powder. I put a splash of gold into the bottom of each rectangle mould (SB45). I left the gold a few minutes to set and then I poured the white amber soap into the mould to the top.

Golden Amber Flower Soaps:
I made soap flowers from white farmhouse soap fragranced with amber fragrance. (See recipe No 50 in Soap Barn Book 2 for step by step details how to make the soap flowers). I found that I did not need to mix flexine into the farmhouse soap to make the flowers - which saves a whole lot of money! I dusted the flowers with gold dust. Then I sprinkled some mother of pearl glitter into the bottom of each mould and placed the flower face down. I pour clear glycerine soap fragranced with amber over each flower filling the mould to the top. Unfortunately my picture does not do justice to this very beautiful soap. Come into the shop to see the real thing on display.

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Golden Amber Soap Cloud

Requirements:
500ml clear bubble bath/liquid soap (Soap Barn)
500ml Soap Gel (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Gold powder (Soap Barn)
500ml glass pump action (Soap Barn)
Tag Label download here

Method:
Mix amber fragrance into the clear bubble bath. Mix amber fragrance into your white soap gel and gold powder. Fill 1/4 of your bottle first with your clear soap - using a funnel. Now fill the second quarter with soap gel - using a funnel. Repeat this process once more so that your bottle is full. Although you have poured your soaps into your bottles in 4 layers they will mingle to form gorgeous soap clouds. Use your soap clouds as hand wash at the basin or as shower gel.

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Golden Amber Bath Mousse

Requirements:
500ml Bath/Shower mousse base (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Gold powder (Soap Barn)
Mother of pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Piping bag and nozzle (Chocolate Den)
450ml Maxi Jar (Soap Barn)
Tag Label download here

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 amber fragrance and gold powder and beat the mousse with an electric hand beater till it is thick and creamy. Then pipe it into your jar through a piping bag and star nozzle. Sprinkle some mother of pearl glitter on top. Print out the label and label your jar. This is the most heavenly bath/shower product. Cover yourself with this luxurious, soap crème and have the most delicious wash you have ever had in your whole life. Everybody who has ever used this product has fallen in love with it.

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Golden Amber Shower Gel

Requirements:
500ml soap gel (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Shower gel bottles (Soap Barn)
Tag Label download here

Method:
Mix amber fragrance and gold powder into your liquid soap. Mix through well. Now you can pour your shower gel into a shower hook bottle through a funnel. This makes a wonderful Christmas gifts for men and women.

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Golden Amber Bubble-Doh

Requirements:
Bubble-Doh (Soap Barn)
Amber fragrance (Soap Barn)
Gold powder (Soap Barn)
Mother of pearl glitter (Soap Barn)
Oblong box with insert (Soap Barn)
Cookie cutter (Chocolate Den)
Paper cups (Chocolate Den)
Tag Label download here

Method:
Mix your fragrance into your Bubble-Doh. Flatten your Bubble-Doh on the counter in a solid square. Then cut shapes out of the solid square. Dust each shape with gold powder and sprinkle mother of pearl glitter on top. Leave the Bubble-Doh shapes to dry for three days on top of towelling paper and newspaper. When dry place each shape in a white paper cup and position neatly into your box. Crumble one or two shapes into the bath as you are running your hot water. You will have a fabulous, fragrant and relaxing bath.

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Cinnamon + Honey Christmas Pudding Soap

Requirements:
1kg white unfragranced Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
1kg cinnamon and honey Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Berries of the Forest tea (Soap Barn)
Blackcurrant fragrance (Soap Barn)
Clam shell container for moulding (Chocolate Den)

Method:
Melt your Famhouse soaps in a pot on the stove or in a plastic jug in the microwave Add 20ml blackcurrant fragrance to the melted white soap and mix through well. Leave it to cool till it forms a skin on top and then pour it into the bottom of the clam shell container - filling 1cm-2cm. Leave that to set.


Then pour the melted cinnamon and honey soap over the first layer and leave that to set. I added some berries of the forest tea to my cinnamon and honey soap as you can see in the pic. You can also do that if you like but I wasn't delighted with the result. (Better just on top for decoration)


Once the soap in the clam shell has set you can un-mould it.


Then re-melt your white soap and pour it over the top of the Christmas pudding soap so it runs down the sides. While the soap is still liquid quickly sprinkle some berries of the forest tea over the top for decoration.


You can later slice your Christmas pudding soap into nice thick chuncks and package each one individually.

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Berries of the Forest Soap Ball

Requirements:
1kg white unfragranced Farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
1kg soap noodles (Soap Barn)
Berries of the Forest tea (Soap Barn)
Blackcurrant fragrance (Soap Barn)
Large white paper cups and PVC boxes for presentation

Method:
Put one handful of soap noodles into a small bowl. Gently melt the white farmhouse soap in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Add 20ml blackcurrant fragrance to the melted soap and mix through well. Add some melted soap to the handful of soap noodles in the bowl (just enough to cover the noodles) and stir it through till you get a thick porridge consistency. Now you can take this mixture out in your hands and roll it into a beautiful smooth soap ball. Pour some more melted soap over the ball to get a smooth finish. Sprinkle the berries of the forest tea over the newly poured soap so that they stick to the ball while the soap is still liquid.

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Rooibos, Berries + Cinnamon Bath Tea

  

Requirements:
250g rooibos tea (Soap Barn)
Cinnamon powder (Soap Barn)
5kg coarse salt (Soap Barn)
Berries of the Forest tea (Soap Barn)
Blackcurrant fragrance (Soap Barn)
Tea bags heat seal (Soap Barn)
1/2 cube PVC box (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Chocolate Den)
OR
250ml glass clip jar (Soap Barn)
Wooden spoon (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Mix together the coarse salt and the rooibos tea. Then add 30ml blackcurrant fragrance, 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder and a pack of berries of the forest tea. Mix through well so you have an even mixture througout. Then you can package your bath salts in heat seal tea bags or in a glass jar. These bath salts, whether in a tea bag (some people prefer to use their salts in teabags so they don't have flowers and leaves floating around in the bath) or in a jar make a lovely Christmas gift that is fruity and spicy - quick and easy to make and not expensive either.

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Mulled Wine Gift Boxes

  

Requirements:
Cinnamon powder (Soap Barn)
Clove powder )Soap Barn)
Berries of the Forest tea (Soap Barn)
Brown sugar
Large tea bags heat seal (Soap Barn)
1/2 cube PVC box (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Chocolate Den)
Download label here

Method:
Mix together 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon clove powder, one pack of berries of the forest tea and one cup brown sugar. Put two tablespoons of mixture into each large tea bag and heat seal.
Pack 4 -6 teabags in a 1/2 cube box. These gift packs are stunning Chrismas gifts. Gluhwein was never this easy: Gently warm your red wine in a pot on the stove and add one mulled wine sachet. Leave it to steep till all the flavours of the berries, cinnamon and cloves come through. You can also grate a little orange zest into the mulled wine for a bit of zing. Serve hot. A lovely way to end the evening - sipping mulled wine in the garden after Christmas dinner.

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Iced Tea Gift Boxes

Requirements:
Rooibos tea (Soap Barn)
Berries of the Forest tea (Soap Barn)
Brown sugar
Tea bags heat seal (Soap Barn)
1/2 cube PVC box (Soap Barn)
Raffia (Chocolate Den)
Download label here

Method:
Mix together 250g rooibos tea, one pack of berries of the forest tea and one cup brown sugar. Fill your mixture into the tea bags and heat seal. Pack 6-8 teabags in a 1/2 cube box. These gift packs are stunning Chrismas gifts. Iced tea was never this easy: Steep your tea bag in 1/4 cup of boiling water. Leave it to steep well so all the flavours of the berries come through. Then remove your tea bag and pour the 1/4 cup well steeped tea into a long glass. Fill the glass with ice and ice water. Serve with a slice of lemon. This is a lovely, cool, fruity summer drink. A box of these teas will make a stunning gift for all your friends and family.

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Bath Soap Crayons

Requirements:
1kg white bubblegum farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
Crayon mould (Soap Barn)
Bulldog clips (Chocolate Den)
Soap powder dyes (Soap Barn)
Cellophane (Chocolate Den)
Medium long PVC boxes (Soap Barn)
Small drawstring bag (Soap Barn)
Download label 1 here
Download label 2 here

Method:
Cut the crayon shapes out of your mould with a 1cm boarder all the way around. Cut out the flat bottom of each crayon. Clip two sides of the crayon together all the way around with bulldog clips to make a 3-D crayon. Place your crayon mould in a large cup with point facing down and open bottom facing up. Gently melt the soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave in a plastic jug. You will always get the very best results from soap that has been melted slowly over a low heat. The cooler your melted soap, the better your end result. Divide your melted soap into separate pots or jugs for all the colours you intend to make. Dissolve your powder dyes in a little water and then add them to the melted soap. Stir through well till the soap is dark with colour. We make these crayons dark so they can be used for drawing on the bath and drawing on the body in the bath. Leave the soap to cool and thicken. When it is cool pour it in to the mould right to the top. Leave for two hours to set. Remove the clips from around the mould and un-mould your crayon soap. Leave your soap a day or two to dry and harden. Then wrap the crayon (not the point, just the body) with cellophane and then complete your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. You can either package each crayon separately in a medium long PVC box or you can pack three crayons in a drawstring bag.

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Father Christmas Soap Puzzle

  

Requirements:
1kg white candyfloss farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
1 large puzzle mould (Soap Barn) OR
1 small puzzle mould (Soap Barn)
Soap Glaze (Soap Barn)
Drawstring bag for packaging large puzzle (Soap Barn)
Oblong PVC box for packaging small puzzle (Soap Barn)
Download Puzzle template here
Download Father Christmas design small here
Download Father Christmas design large here
Download Father Christmas label here

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave in a plastic jug. You will always get the very best results from soap that has been melted slowly over a low heat. The cooler your melted soap, the better your end result. Leave the soap to cool till it has formed a thick skin on top and then pour it in to the mould right to the top. Leave for two hours to set and then un-mould your soaps. Leave your puzzle pieces two or three days to dry and harden. You will need nine puzzle pieces for each puzzle if you want to use the templates and designs you have downloaded from the website. Stick the puzzle template on to the back of the Father Christmas design – sellotape it around the edges. Then cut out the whole design according to the template. Make sure you keep all piece in the right order! Stick each piece of the design onto the puzzle using the soap glaze. Only a thin layer is required. When the design is complete leave to dry before packaging. Complete your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. These puzzles are a win! They will provide hours of entertainment in the bath and very clean children too!

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Flirt Perfume

  

Requirements:
100ml Plain lip balm base (Soap Barn)
10ml Strawberry fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml Lily of the valley fragrance (Soap Barn)
15ml Lip balm pots (Soap Barn)
Large PVC envelopes (Soap Barn)
Pink polka dot tissue paper (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Gently melt the lip balm base in a small pot or tin on the stove over a low heat. Add 10ml strawberry fragrance and 10ml lily of the valley fragrance. Stir through well. Pour mixture into lip balm pots and leave to set. Label pots using labels from website and broad sellotape. Put tissue paper into envelope and then the perfume. Seal envelope with sellotape. This perfume makes a wonderful gift for young girls and women at Christmas time.

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Christmas Bath Snow

Requirements:
Bath Snow (Soap Barn)
Powder colours - these are not the same as powder dyes! (Soap Barn)
Fragrances (Soap Barn)
Medium size stack pack (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Divide your bath snow into separate bowls for all the colours you would like to make. Add a little powder dye to each bowl and fragrance to match. Judge the amount of colour you need with your eye and the amount of fragrance you need with your nose. Mix each colour through well. Fill your stack pack with bath snow of many colours. Finish your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. This bath snow stack pack makes a wonderful gift for friends and family over Christmas it appeals to young and old because one is never too young or too old for a fantastic bubble bath. Using your Bath Snow: Throw a handful of bath snow into the bath under the hot running tap as you fill the bath with water. You will have the bubbliest ever bubble bath!

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Snowman Soap Puzzle

  

Requirements:
1kg white candyfloss farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
1 large puzzle mould (Soap Barn) OR
1 small puzzle mould (Soap Barn)
Soap Glaze (Soap Barn)
Drawstring bag for packaging large puzzle (Soap Barn)
Oblong PVC box for packaging small puzzle (Soap Barn)
Download Puzzle template here
Download Snowman design small here
Download Snowman design large here
Download Snowman label here

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave in a plastic jug. You will always get the very best results from soap that has been melted slowly over a low heat. The cooler your melted soap, the better your end result. Leave the soap to cool till it has formed a thick skin on top and then pour it in to the mould right to the top. Leave for two hours to set and then un-mould your soaps. Leave your puzzle pieces two or three days to dry and harden. You will need nine puzzle pieces for each puzzle if you want to use the templates and designs you have downloaded from the website. Stick the puzzle template on to the back of the Snowman design – sellotape it around the edges. Then cut out the whole design according to the template. Make sure you keep all piece in the right order! Stick each piece of the design onto the puzzle using the soap glaze. Only a thin layer is required. When the design is complete leave to dry before packaging. Complete your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. These puzzles are a win! They will provide hours of entertainment in the bath and very clean children too!

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Soap-Doh Tower for Christmas

Requirements:
Soap-Doh (Soap Barn)
Powder dyes (Soap Barn)
Fragrances (Soap Barn)
Large size stack pack (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Divide your Soap-Doh into separate parts for all the colours you would like to make. Colour each part with powder dye (this a very concentrated colourant and you will achieve excellent results with it – I recommend you use plastic gloves while mixing in the colours or you will have coloured hands the whole day!) Fragrance each coloured Soap-Doh with a matching fragrance. Fill each pot of the stack pack with one colour Soap-Doh. Make sure you fill it right to the top (full full full) so that there is not place for air. Air will dry out your product. Re-assemble your stack pack and seal tightly. Finish your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. This Soap-Doh tower makes a wonderful gift for all young boys and girls over Christmas. Using Soap-Doh: This product is a play dough for bath time. It is soft, smooth and gentle on the skin. It is a mild soap and will wash children as they play with it. This is an all time bath favourite with children.

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Innocence Perfume

Requirements:
100ml Plain lip balm base (Soap Barn)
10ml Baby powder fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml Rose fragrance (Soap Barn)
15ml Lip balm pots (Soap Barn)
Large PVC envelopes (Soap Barn)
Purple polka dot tissue paper (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Gently melt the lip balm base in a small pot or tin on the stove over a low heat. Add 10ml baby powder fragrance and 10ml rose fragrance. Stir through well. Pour mixture into lip balm pots and leave to set. Label pots using labels from website and broad sellotape. Put tissue paper into envelope and then the perfume. Seal envelope with sellotape. This perfume makes a wonderful gift for young girls and women at Christmas time.

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Christmas Bear Soap Puzzle

  

Requirements:
1kg white candyfloss farmhouse soap (Soap Barn)
1 large puzzle mould (Soap Barn) OR
1 small puzzle mould (Soap Barn)
Soap Glaze (Soap Barn)
Drawstring bag for packaging large puzzle (Soap Barn)
Oblong PVC box for packaging small puzzle (Soap Barn)
Download Puzzle template here
Download Christmas Bear design small here
Download Christmas Bear design large here
Download Christmas Bear label here

Method:
Gently melt the soap in a pot on the stove or in the microwave in a plastic jug. You will always get the very best results from soap that has been melted slowly over a low heat. The cooler your melted soap, the better your end result. Leave the soap to cool till it has formed a thick skin on top and then pour it in to the mould right to the top. Leave for two hours to set and then un-mould your soaps. Leave your puzzle pieces two or three days to dry and harden. You will need nine puzzle pieces for each puzzle if you want to use the templates and designs you have downloaded from the website. Stick the puzzle template on to the back of the Christmas Bear design – sellotape it around the edges. Then cut out the whole design according to the template. Make sure you keep all piece in the right order! Stick each piece of the design onto the puzzle using the soap glaze. Only a thin layer is required. When the design is complete leave to dry before packaging. Complete your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. These puzzles are a win! They will provide hours of entertainment in the bath and very clean children too!

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Wicked Perfume

Requirements:
100ml Plain lip balm base (Soap Barn)
10ml Fenjal fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml Patchouli fragrance (Soap Barn)
15ml Lip balm pots (Soap Barn) Large PVC envelopes (Soap Barn)
Green polka dot tissue paper (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Gently melt the lip balm base in a small pot or tin on the stove over a low heat. Add 10ml fenjal fragrance and 10ml patchouli fragrance. Stir through well. Pour mixture into lip balm pots and leave to set. Label pots using labels from website and broad sellotape. Put tissue paper into envelope and then the perfume. Seal envelope with sellotape. This perfume makes a wonderful gift for young girls and women at Christmas time.

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Lip Balm Tower for Christmas

Requirements:
Lip balms ready made (Soap Barn) – See website pricelist 'Lip Balm' for full list of flavours and colours
Small stack packs (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Gently melt the lip balm in a small pot or tin on the stove over a low heat. Pour into stack pack containers and leave to cool. When cool re-assemble the stack pack. Finish your product with the label you have downloaded from the website. This lip balm tower makes a wonderful gift for all young ladies over Christmas.

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Spicy Perfume

Requirements:
100ml Plain lip balm base (Soap Barn)
10ml Musk fragrance (Soap Barn)
10ml Sandalwood fragrance (Soap Barn)
15ml Lip balm pots (Soap Barn)
Large PVC envelopes (Soap Barn)
Red polka dot tissue paper (Soap Barn)
Download label here

Method:
Gently melt the lip balm base in a small pot or tin on the stove over a low heat. Add 10ml musk fragrance and 10ml sandalwood fragrance. Stir through well. Pour mixture into lip balm pots and leave to set. Label pots using labels from website and broad sellotape. Put tissue paper into envelope and then the perfume. Seal envelope with sellotape. This perfume makes a wonderful gift for young girls and women at Christmas time.

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