I’ve been meaning to create some felted soap for awhile and now I have the time. This Heart Waves Felted Soap was inspired by living here in Santa Barbara, near the ocean. It’s something I call a Soap in a Blanket.
I made this with my Gardenia Silk Soap. I call it a soap in a blanket because I use wool to wrap the bar of soap and decorate it. So not only does it look nice and unique, but the soap lasts longer. It’s also a good at exfoliator, sloughing off dead skin cells and leaving your skin soft and renewed.
And when the soap is gone, you can use it as a scrubbing pad. In addition, the wool doesn’t hold any bacteria so it stays clean and free of mold.
All my felted soaps come with a wooden soap dish.
One thing you should know about these handcrafted soaps from Love from Santa Barbara is that you should never leave them sitting in water. This will dissolve all those precious ingredients in no time. By the same token, the soap shouldn’t be sitting in the shower stream where it’s being hit by water. Same deal. Use the wooden soap dish or put it on a wire rack so the air can circulate around it.
Gardenia Silk Soap Ingredients
Distilled water, Olive oil (Olea europaea), Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), Sodium hydroxide, high oleic sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus), Castor oil (Ricinus communis), Fragrance, Kaolin clay, and Tussah silk.