Almost as if it were right on cue--on the heels of Labor Day weekend--it seems as though there's an indisputable crispness to the air heralding the arrival of fall. Chilly weather makes us crave warm drinks, spiced baked goods, and long walks in the park with our pups. Yet with the good of fall comes the bad--we're talking wind-chapped lips and dry skin--the few annoyances we have with the season. Fortunately, we whipped up this cozy-smelling exfoliating soap that sloughs away dead skin as it moisturizes. Fall wind never stood a chance.
You Will Need:
- Soap mold (tip: if you don't have one on hand, use the bottom of a cleaned out sour cream or yogurt container)
- 2 Tsp. of Chai tea or 2 Tea Bags
- 10 Drops of Vitamin E
- Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base
- Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance oil (optional)
- Splash of Vanilla Extract (optional--for natural color)
- Double broiler if your soap is not microwavable
- Spray bottle filled with alcohol
Adjust quantities for however many bars you would like to make. To measure how much soap base you will need, fill up your mold with water. Then, pour water into liquid measuring cup to see how many ounces of soap you need for approx. measurement. 1-2 tsp of chai per soap.
1.) Melt your soap base in a double broiler or according to manufacturer's directions.
2.) Add your tea, vitamin E, frgance oil, vanilla extract to the melted soap base and stir.
3.) Lightly grease your mold. If desired, sprinkle a light coating of chai tea at the bottom of your mold--we did so to get an extra exfoliating effect. Pour in your melted soap mixture.
4.) Let sit a few hours and spray the top of the soaps with alcohol to prevent bubbles.
Happy scrubbing! What's your number one fall beauty regimen?
Emily + Erick