Aaaahhhh… seasonal smells. There's nothing better to evoke a happy feeling about a season than one of your favorite scents, am I right? During the fall and winter months, my favorite smells are cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and freshly brewed coffee. They make me feel the coziest. I decided to put all my favorite things into a hand soap because, why not?
-2 tbsp mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves (or you can use this magical spice called "Cake Spice")
-1/4 tsp coffee grounds
-1 lb shea butter melt and pour soap base
–silicon cupcake mold
-microwave safe bowl
-wooden spoon or stirrer
Step One: Cut your soap base into cubes. The smaller you cut them the quicker they will melt. Place the cubes in a microwave safe bowl and melt. To avoid burning the soap base, microwave in 30 second increments. If you don't have a microwave at home, you can melt the soap base with a double broiler.
Step Four: Let your soap cool completely before you pop them out of the mold! I usually like to let mine sit overnight to be safe, but it really only takes a few hours. Once you pop them out, it's time to package them up and hand them out to friends!
Not only does this soap smell wonderful, but the coffee is great for exfoliation! I'll be using these as gifts at various gatherings we have coming up over the next couple of months. This method of soap customization is such a simple way to always have gifts on hand! xo. Katie
Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.