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Cooling Mint Soap-On-A-Rope

In a recent attempt to relieve some bad sunburn we endured on a trip to Fire Island (we used tons of sunscreen we swear!) we whipped up this mint soap as a last ditch effort to relieve our parched  skin. 

After a quick lather with this cooling soap, we were left feeling refreshed and our skin was rejuvenated even though we'll think twice about not reapplying sunscreen next time!

We liked this soap so much that we put a rope on it in homage to the old fashioned soap on a rope bars and there it hangs in our shower in case we have any other mishaps with the sun (although we're much more careful now!)

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/8inch Thick Natural Cotton Rope
  • White Melt and Pour Goats Milk Soap Base 
  • Soap Mold (we used an old travel soap container)
  • Clothespins
  • Peppermint essential oil 
  • Aqua green soap coloring (optional) 
(Peppermint essential oil not shown) 

(Peppermint essential oil not shown) 

Directions 

Step1.) Measure out and cut 10 inches of rope (or whatever size makes since for your size mold) 

Step 2.) Pinch the ends of your rope together with a clothespin and place in your mold. 

Step 3.) Melt your soap according to directions (we microwave, no shame) 

Step 4.) Drop in your essential oil drop by drop until it's to your desired scent (it depends how much soap you're making and your personal preferences)

Step 5.) Drop in your aqua dye (about 5 drops) until desired color

Step 6.) Pour into your lubricated mold, tapping on table to get rid of air bubbles. At this step, make sure your clothespin is propping up the rope so that the pinched ends are submerged, but most of the rope is not. 

Step 7.) After you let it set overnight, pop it out of the mold and lather up!

Enjoy!

Emily+Erick