Short stories of cooking, designing, creating, playing by Karina Nicole
Thursday, July 5, 2012
LUSH. Peppermint Body Wash.
It's Do It Yourself Friday and after a couple of weeks off I'm back with a new project. First, I took a trip to the Lush store in Santa Monica and picked out my favorite bar of soap. For me I love the scent of peppermint so their Ice Blue soap was a perfect choice. You can go anywhere to get your soap, (William and Sonoma makes yummy recipes, as well as the Pepper Black Body Scrub Bar by Molton Brown!!) The important aspect is that the soap doesn't have a lot of added moisturizer. After you find your soap, you'll need to grab Glycerin from a drug store. A small bottle retails for about $6 each. Begin by grating the bar of soap (1 bar = 1 gallon of body wash). Next add 1 gallon of water to the stove top and bring water to a boil. Add two tablespoons of glycerin and the grated soap. Stir for 20 mins as the soap is simmering.Turn off the stove, and let the soap cool for 12 hours (After 3 hours the soap should begin to become creamy). Finally, pour the soap into an empty container and enjoy showering with your favorite scent!!!!