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and easily create new home made soaps!!!
I cheated a bit by using new soap because regular bars are too big to rest on our toilet sink... I had to think of a way to make them fit.

This is a fun way to make some home made soaps! You could save and use those leftover soap. A lot of times, when soap is small enough, I just throw it, or it becomes too small and it literally, goes down the drain... mix it together, shape and use again!

Posted by EVEnl from Schipluiden, South Holland, The Netherlands • Published See EVEnl's 305 projects »
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  • How to make soap. Reuse Leftover Bits Of Soap - Step 1
    Step 1

    - cut the soap into small pieces

    - pour water on simmer in bottom part of a double boiler!

    - put the soap into the top of the double boiler.

    - add a little water in with the soap.

    - stir soap with water continuously until soap softens.

    - Add water as necessary, but only until soap is entirely mixed and is in thick paste.

  • How to make soap. Reuse Leftover Bits Of Soap - Step 2
    Step 2

    - put the paste into a mold.

    - Let it set until hardened

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Buttons · Portland, Oregon, US · 2 projects
I don't know if you know this, but that's called hand-milled or French-milled soap. A lot of soap makers do that with soap that didn't turn out the way they wanted, or the end pieces they cut off the make the bars look nice. They take bits from here and there and melt it so it doesn't go to waste.
It's cool that you are doing that. Especially if you use expensive soap, it's sad to waste the last bit. Good project!
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