Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Adorable Soap Truffles

Here's another simple yet beautiful gift to give to your friends and family around the holidays.... beautifully packaged Soap Truffles.

Fragrant Soap Truffles ready to be boxed up

First grate similar soap colors together. My husband travels to some beautiful hotels for work. I always ask him to bring back all of the spa soaps that are in his hotel room. They are usually extra moisturizing and fragrant!

Rolled oats - perfect to roll your truffles in to add a little texture and use add an exfoliate.
To make these little treasures, simply grate your soap in piles of similar colors. I used the large and small grater sides on my veggie grater. Put a very small amount of warm water in a large bowl (you can always add more but you can't take the water out once you start!) and add the grated soap to it.

At this stage, if your soaps are non-fragrant you can add an essential oil to the mixture.  You can also add oatmeal or another texturizing exfoliant at this time. A little seems to go a long way... start sparingly.

From there, simply form the truffles the size you'd like them to be. I wanted them to look like darling little treats in the paper muffin liners. When they were still damp, I rolled them in a little extra oatmeal so it would stick.

Soap Truffles rolled in exfoliating oatmeal.

They look good enough to eat!!