Making Handmade Glycerine Soap With Dried Marigold is economical and satisfying and an easy way to welcome the aromas of a new season into your self-care regimen. Root yourself in the season with dried marigolds’ color and healing properties and the warming and immune-boosting scents of frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, and ginger. Or, choose aromatics and botanicals with properties that are most important to you.
Root Yourself in the Season with Handmade Glycerine Soaps
With their rich history in the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos and their anti-inflammatory properties and support of skin rejuvenation and repair, Marigolds are a valuable addition to the acknowledgment of the autumn season and self-care regimen. They are also often widely available as the summer season ends and fall begins. Frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, and ginger all have warming properties that are beneficial for cleansing the skin after countless hours in the summer sunshine.
Add the Power of Gemstones to Your Self-Care Routine
You can add small charged gemstones to your soap-making process for additional ways to root into the season. Gemstones add a burst of color and a unique embellishment to homemade soap. Plus, they are fun for little ones to sprinkle into the molds and create surprising patterns when the soap is complete.
Gemstones for Autumn
Autumn is a time of transition, and gemstones lend practical support as we face transitional moments with grace and confidence. Below are a few gemstones associated with the fall season.
Tiger’s Eye: Assists with focus, protection, good luck, mental clarity.
Hematite – Enhances memory and helps with deep thought, reflection.
Red Jasper – A grounding stone, also vibrant, helps those who are studying, as it is a stone of endurance.
Gemstones for Winter
Winter is a wonderful time to plant seeds of intentions and surround yourself with what brings you the most joy- igniting your inner light.
Garnet- Enhance the feeling of safety and security.
Citrine- Promotes a sense of joy and calm when seasonal depression is at its highest.
Carnelian- Promotes passion, creativity, and self-expression.
Gemstones for Spring
Spring offers a much-needed reawakening and a chance for renewal and growth. A time when all the seeds we planted in winter begin to take root.
Rose Quartz- Promoting deep connection and love to the earth and those around you.
Aquamarine- Offers support during a time of change, especially seasonal changes such as winter to spring.
Emerald- Encourages thoughts of renewal, rebirth, and growth.
Gemstones for Summer
Sunstone- Promoting deep connection and love to the earth and those around you.
Amber- Healing and cleansing, this stone helps you shine brightly
Yellow Jasper- A strong protector of travelers this is the best stone to take along on your next journey.
Handmade Glycerine Soap Ingredients
- 1/2 oz block or chunk of unscented glycerine– chopped (This will make 3-4 bars of soap)
- Pinch of dried marigold or other dried herbs (rosemary leaves, rose petals, lavender flowers).
- 3 or 4 drops of essential oil of your choice, or blend your favorites
- One teaspoon of vegetable oil
- Small Gemstones (Optional)
Tools for Making Handmdade Glycerine Soap
- Silicone Mold or Shallow Glass Dish
- Mason Jar or Glass Beaker
- Sauce Pan
- Craft Stick or Bamboo Skewer for Stirring
- Spray Bottle Filled with Rubbing Alcohol
M=Make Handmade Glycerine Soap With Dried Marigold
- Cut the glycerine into 1″ chunks or about the size of small ice cubes. Place the cubes into the glass jar. Set the jar aside.
2. Spray the silicone mold with rubbing alcohol (this keeps the glycerine translucent when poured) and sprinkle in the dried herbs or botanicals of your choice. Then, set the mold aside.
3. Next, fill the saucepan 2/3 full with cool tap water. Then, place the jar full of the glycerine chunks into the center of the water-filled saucepan. Place the saucepan with the jar onto the stove, and bring the water to a boil.
4. Once the water is boiling, turn the stove to simmer and gently stir the glycerine chunks in the jar as they begin to melt. Simmer and mix the glycerine for 10-15 minutes, or until it is completely melted.
5. Once the glycerin has melted, remove the saucepan from heat. Add 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oil to the melted glycerine and stir until combined.
6. Remove the jar from the water and pour the mixture into the prepared molds.
7. Once the mixture is poured, use a skewer to push the dried herbs in the glycerine to distribute them evenly throughout the mold.
8. To avoid ashing or the clouding of the soap, spray the exposed portions of the poured glycerine with the rubbing alcohol spray.
9. Allow the soap to cool completely, 1 to 2 hours.
10. Remove the soap from the mold and use it immediately or store it in a cool place for us five months
Tips & Tricks to Making Handmade Glycerine Soap
- Vegetable or coconut oil-derived glycerine soap works best.
- If you don’t have a silicone mold, use a small glass dish. Before pouring the melted glycerine, coat the dish with vegetable or avocado oil.
- For best results, allow the soap to cool for a total of 24 hours before removing it from the mold.
- Add the gemstones when you add the dried botanicals to your soap molds.
- Gemstones are small and can be a hazard to your plumbing. Use in situations only when you can easily extract the stones, like during a bath.