Just went to Michaels today because I had a gift card. I got soap colorants, essential oils, and a mold! (As well as a pretty couture designed box to store everything in, which was on sale).
I didn't use the colorants for this project, because the cinnamon creates the pink color.
Yield: 3, 2oz bars.
or 2, 3oz bars.
Take your soap bar and grate it (3/4 of a bar or about 3.5 oz of soap pieces).
This works best when it has been sitting in water for a good amount of time.
Put this into a good sized pot which has a little under 1/2 cup of water boiling in it.
Add the glycerin after the soap is a liquid/paste (it depends on the soap you use and how much water you put and the temperature of the water)
Take a smaller pan and add the cinnamon with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, then let steep off of heat for 10 minutes.
****This is a colorant. If you do not want the soap to be a pastel pink, you may omit this step all together.****
While the cinnamon mixture is happening, take 1/8 cup of coconut oil and place into the soap/glycerin mixture. Lower heat to medium if you have not already done so.
Add essential oil, and the cinnamon water (which has been strained to get rid of the powder/particles).
Pour into molds and enjoy! :D