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Oatmeal Spice Painted Leaf Soap

Today's homemade soap craft is a very simple one indeed!  You need a few simple supplies and very  basic artistic skills to create these simple, charming oatmeal spiced soaps.  Let's start with the base! Supplies needed to make your own homemade soap:Oatmeal Soap BaseSpice Medley Fragrance OilMetal LeavesFood Coloring Geland PaintbrushGlass or Ceramic Bowl for MixingSoap Mold (I used THESE brownie silicone trays) INSTRUCTIONS: Cut your soap into cubes and melt slowly in a double boiler or very carefully in the microwave.  If using the microwave, heat in increments of 10-30 seconds until the soap reaches a liquid state.  Be very careful as the hot liquid can "pop" if you are not careful (just like a hot bowl of soup!).

Once the soap is uniformly liquid, but has not reached boiling, add your fragrance oil.   For around 20 cubes of soap, I added 20-30 drops of fragrance.  If you like more, go for it!

Sometimes the soap develops a slight "skin" as it starts to…

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