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Today we will suggest creative recycling ideas for both those who are new to it and for the more experienced. Let's talk about soap and how to recycle leftovers in an intelligent and useful way. In this regard, let's see how to reuse soap bars following our directions.
How to reuse soap bars to create new ones
Here is a real low-cost recovery, since all we need are the soaps that are about to run out. Once you've accumulated enough, here's how to proceed:
- Take the scraps of soap and grate them into flakes
- Transfer all the flakes to a saucepan and melt them in a bain-marie
- As soon as it becomes completely liquid, pour the mixture into one or more cake molds (silicone or aluminum)
- At this point, put the molds to cool in the fridge for about 2 hours
- After this time, take the molds and leave them to rest for a couple of days in a cool and dry place, away from heat sources.
- Remove the soaps you have just obtained from the mold and now they are ready to be reused.
How to reuse soap bars to make drawer deodorants
Often it happens to smell bad odors inside cabinets and drawers also guilty is the humidity that inexorably creeps everywhere! What to do to deodorize the drawers? Also in this case the recovery of the remains of the soap is a great way to perfume drawers and cabinets! Here's how to proceed:
- Collect enough scraps of soap
- Grate them into flakes
- Melt them in a saucepan in a bain-marie
- As soon as everything becomes liquid, add a few drops of essential oil of the fragrance you prefer: if you use lavender, you will also have an excellent natural anti moth. To obtain a mixture with an even more particular scent, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of milk
- Mix well and pour the mixture into the molds
- Once this is done, put the molds in the fridge for 2 hours and then 2-3 days outside in a cool and dry place.
How to reuse soap bars to make furnishing soap bars
In this mini guide, we will show you how to make real furnishing soap bars decorated with decoupage.
- Grate all the remains of soap and melt them as always in a bain-marie
- When the mixture becomes liquid, add 2 tablespoons of water and 2 of milk: if you prefer you can also add a teaspoon of glitter powder. If you also want to give a particular fragrance, you can add a few drops of the essential oil you prefer
- Mix carefully and let it cool
- Transfer the mixture into the molds
- Let it rest for 2 hours in the fridge and then a couple of days outside in a cool, dry place
At this point you can proceed with the decoupage of the soap.