When guests come to town, our family pulls out all the stops to create the best impression. Even when my brother, who knows the day-to-day mess we live in, comes to town, my whole family is cleaning, polishing, and organizing with a mad haste that is unparalleled the rest of the year. My mother instilled in me the value of hospitality and providing the best experience when people come to visit, so these soaps are for visitors. Once the counters are cleaned off of the toiletries, hairbrushes, and makeup that usually finds its home there, this sweet trio of wire baskets can be brought out to provide a instant makeover for the bathroom and set the tone for the entire guest bathroom.
Guest Bathroom Decorative Soaps & Essentials Directions:
Melt a small amount of Goat’s Milk Soap Base in a microwave-safe container. Microwave on high in 15 second intervals until melted through. Stir occasionally with a disposable utensil.
Spray mold with rubbing alcohol, then pour soap base into a shapes mold and set in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. I used a silicone baking mold to create the heart shapes.
Pop your shapes out of the mold and set in the center of the soap mold. Melt Honey Soap Base and pour around each shape in the mold. Fill slightly past the shape in the middle so that it is covered. Set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Alternative Method: Pour white soap base in a thin sheet onto a piece of wax paper, and then cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Pour the Honey Soap Base into soap mold, wait for it to begin cooling down, then drop the cookie cutter shapes on top. If you waited too long and the shapes didn’t stick, you can also remelt the top of the soap base with a heat gun and “glue” the cookie cutter shapes to the slightly melted soap.
Fill bottom of wire basket with scrap muslin, and place soaps on top. Wrap a piece of scrap lace around base of basket. Fill the other baskets in the set with hand towels, toiletries and more to complete the country chic look.