By Noreen Doll.
Single use poinsettia soaps make a nice hostess gift, or a gift for someone who frequently has guests.
Each leaf has enough soap for a single use, and the disposable leaf will provide a slight scrub.
The soaped leaves can be attractively arranged in a Christmas dish to make a pretty decoration for the bathroom.
I found these poinsettia rings at the Dollar store. Each one has 12 leaves of various sizes, which is just enough to make a nice little gift.
And the glycerin soap chunks can be found at a craft store – use a 40% off coupon for this.
Glycerin Soap Chunks
Scent (Optional – I don’t use it because many folks have allergies.)
Cup for Melting Soap
Wax Paper to lay dipped leaves on to dry.
How to Make Single Use Poinsettia Soaps.
1. Cut the individual leaves off the ring, leaving all of the stem attached to the leaf.
2. Put a couple of glycerin soap chunks in the cup and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Microwave an additional 20 seconds at a time until there are just small pieces left.
3. Remove from the microwave and mix until the last bit is melted. Be careful not to over heat the soap.
4. Holding a leaf by the stem, dip it into the soap until all of the leaf is covered.
Because the day was cold, I had to work quickly as the soap in the cup started to harden right away. I just kept microwaving it between leaf dips for 7 to 10 seconds to keep it liquid.
Lay it on the wax paper to dry.
5. Continue with the other leaves until all are soap covered.
After they are completely dry, package them in a colorful Christmas ziplock bag. Or use a regular ziplock bag and attach colorful Christmas stickers.
Don’t they look pretty on a Christmas plate!
I use a cup that is just for melting soap.
I did notice a slightly pink tinge from the poinsettia leaves to the leftover melted soap.