Milk & Cookies Soap
Remember dipping your cookies in milk as a kid? I do, and my kids still do it as well. Here's a soap that is a take-off from those Kindergarten days when dipping cookies in milk seemed like a novel idea. We won't tell anyone that "big" people still do it! A great project for teachers in classrooms, moms and kids, and "big" people, too.
Here's what you need:
Cube and melt clear soap base in microwave using short bursts of heat. Add equal parts of chocolate brown and black oxide soap colors. Mix well. Add desired fragrance (optional). Four ounces of the brown colored soap will easily make 2 cookies.
Pour brown color into the two top and two bottom sections of the cookie mold.
Melt 4 ounces of white soap. Add fragrance (optional). Pour the soap into the molded cookie centers.
Allow soap to harden and remove from mold. If you have problems with release, pop the mold in freezer for 10-15 minutes. Soap should easily pop out of mold.
Reheat leftover white soap and pour a small dollop on cookie bottom. This will be used to seat the cookie center. Repeat process for cookie top.
Melt white soap in microwave. You may need to add more soap cubes to the measuring cup. It will take about 8 ounces of white soap to fill the clear plastic cup use for the milk. Add desired fragrance. We added 2 teaspoons of Milk & Honey. You can safely add up to 3 teaspoons of fragrance.
Surface air bubble created while pouring add authenticity.
Time to add the cookies. This is the tricky part. The soap must be partially set up before adding the cookies. If you add cookie too soon, it will sink.
To keep cookie from sinking, fill cup 2/3 way full with soap. Let harden, liberally spritz with rubbing alcohol and pour the last 1/3. When a thin skin has formed on top of soap, insert cookie.
Allow soap to set up completely. When you are ready to use soap, remove the clear plastic cup (snip it with a pair of scissors and pull apart the plastic). If you plan to sell the soap, make sure you wrap it to prevent the soap from sweating in humid conditions.