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Soaps are my stocking stuffers this year!
 

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Oh that wonderful thanks so much for your advice! :D I'm doing all these for hampers for my family so far I've made Seville Orange Marmalade, Christmas Chutney and soaps. Next on my list is homemade chocolates, fudge and shortbread! I've also designed posters and framed them :D
 

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Oh that would be lovely! You know kids love to have varieties of good looking soaps! My daughter is 20 months old and whenever she looks at anything pretty, she asks, "soap"? And when I ask, mommy made soap for? She points herself and says 'baby'
 

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Dang!!!!!!! Do you sell these? I would love to rate them :)
 

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Never thought about doing soaps for the kids but I'm sure you're right they would love it! Might keep an eye out for some fun moulds.

Ha! No I don't sell them, never done any of this before but set myself a challenge to have a go at making all these things from scratch to teach myself some new skills before my 3rd kiddie arrives in February! Won't be much time for melting soap then so shall enjoy it while I can :)) These are what I've done so far for the hampers. ImageUploadedBySoap Making1386283562.389551.jpgImageUploadedBySoap Making1386283577.653223.jpg
 

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These look great!!!!!

I Am not sure if you are in the US but I got one of my molds at Hobby Lobby
 

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I accidentally burnt one of My molds so bought this new one..... It has kids animal shapes like a duck, teddy bear etc
 

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Foe a little older kids in the family I have made fun Holiday shapes like snowflakes and Christmas tree
 

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Redwallday, what is a Christmas chutney if I may ask? Can u share the recipe? Please? What do you eat it with? Like bread or chips or????
 

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Khanjari & Redwallday,
Thanks so much for sharing your photos! Such beautiful Christmas soaps. :)
 

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Love your Xmas soaps!!! Especially the little snowflakes. I really fancy doing a gingerbread man one :) Any idea how I make it smell like gingerbread? :D
 

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I am not sure if you can get a ginger flavored FO. But if not, I think the safest way to go is either vanilla or cinnamon. My husband gifted me a M&P kit for Christmas soaps. ImageUploadedBySoap Making1386383206.966984.jpg

So I think I will use vanilla or cinammon
 

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I also had a question. He gifted me a box of Shea butter. Is it safe to use in M&P?ImageUploadedBySoap Making1386383416.048785.jpg
 

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The Christmas Chutney recipe looks yummy. Work has been crazy at this time of the year. Not sure if I will get time. :(
 

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Khanjari,
Yes, you only need to use about 1 teaspoon per pound of soap base. It really creates a lovely lather. Glad to see it's the raw shea butter as it has more nutrients.
 

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Lisamaliga,

Thank you so much for the advise. :)
 
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