If you love those bars of soap that smell so nice, but hate the expense of buying them at a specialty store, this easy recipe to create your own almond scented soap is for you. I see no reason to spend $10 or more on a bar of soap. These bars of soap make great inexpensive gifts that anyone would love to get.

Things You Will Need

Pure soap grated

Shelled almonds

Vitamin E Oil

Almond Extract


Step 1

Crush almonds with a mortar and pestle or place the almonds in a zip lock back a crush will a rolling pin. You will need 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds.

Step 2

Grate 6 ounces of a pure soap such as Ivory Soap. Use a cheese grater to grate the soap.

Step 3

Boil 3/4 of a cup of water. Turn the flame off from under the pot of water.

Step 4

Add the grated soap to the water. Stir until the soap is dissolved in the water.

Step 5

Add 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds, 1/2 of a teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil and 1 teaspoon of Almond Extract.

Step 6

Stir the mixture well and allow to cool slightly. It will be very thick.

Step 7

Place the mixture on a sheet of wax paper. Shape the soap into squares, rectangles, circles or whatever you would like. Allow to cool and harden.

Wrap your soaps in netting or tulle and tie with a pretty ribbon for gift giving. This is a wonderful soap that works well to exfoliate with the gentle scrubbing of the crushed almond. It leaves behind a beautiful almond scent.

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