My six-year-old daughter was home from school this past Monday, getting over a stomach bug. I'd given her a soapmaking kit I got at the HSMG Conference the previous week and told her that she could now fly almost-solo in making her first soap. After the squeals and hugs and "Oh, Mommy, you're the best!"s, she asked, "But not with lye, right? Because I'm not old enough to do lye soap." Nope, she's not; she'll start out with melt-and-pour, just as I did.
I cut up the soap block for her and showed her how to melt it in the microwave. First, she added the color, a gorgeous royal purple. (Don't ya just LOVE that tiny little pipette?)
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