Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil mixes 101.


This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techniques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil mixes 101.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening

I removed the last of the herbs from the ground, and am now all potted-up. The weather this year has been cooler than normal. We have had a very, very long spring. In my lifetime, I have never seen such a spring in Western New York. Spring basically started the second week in March, and has been 40°s, 50°s, and low-60°s through the third week in May. We are finally drifting more regularly into the 70°s, but it has been a long haul. We have had a few 80°+ days, but not many. And the rain… oh my, the rain. While we have not had it as rough as the Midwest, it has been pretty soggy here, to say the least.

Hubby and I have also been quite sick with some sort of crud that has been going around in the area for the last few months. If you get my newsletter, you know how bad it was. The weather, combined with my illness, gave me a very late planting start in 2019. I didn’t get everything planted until after Memorial Day, so three weeks later than normal.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


And finally, Hubby and I are traveling in September and October, so that means everything outside at our house has to be packed away by Labor Day. I do not plan on coming home for Halloween and have to head to the backyard to put away plants, summer furniture, and the bazillion little lawn decorations I have (above is a small sample, I’ve got a problem!)

With all that in mind, I really thought hard about what fast-growing vegetables to plant. I decided to go heavy on flowers, lighter on vegetables, and very light on the herbs for a different look in the backyard.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


This is my patio for this year. I added a bit more “garden art”!

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Some of this is artwork from Florida, local New York State artists, and some were picked up at Big Lots. It is an eclectic mix.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


I have chalk (in the Tim Horton’s Birdhouse), bubbles, and balls for when the kids come over. It is odd to have young ones around again after so many years without them. My youngest niece is now 27 (Sonny-boy is over 30!), so not so young anymore. The “children” are having children. **sigh** I wish Sonny-boy would get with the program.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


I potted a LOT of flowers this year, and some I purchased already potted. Those above were already potted.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


These are some of the flower baskets I made up.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Last year I purchased a stand at a local garden center. It was what I kept my cabbage on. Well, it was looking kinda beat when I hauled it out of the shed this year, and so I spray painted it to brighten it up!

First I used the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint (yup the auto primer) and allowed it to dry. Then I sprayed on a Bright Copper – also from Rust-Oleum. It looks amazing, and it only took about 90 minutes from start to finish to bring new life to that old outdoor shelving.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


And speaking of sheds, Hubby put this up last year. We got it at Home Depot, it is a Rubbermaid shed and it went together fairly smoothly. After one winter, I will say it held up well. The latch is rusted a bit, which is disappointing. I probably should have sealed it first.

Hubby still has to skirt the bottom. My brother (the exterminator) said to do all four sides so no critter decides takes up residence underneath there without having to put a real effort into their new home. I need to get Hubby on it because if skunks end up being the residents, Hubby will be the one trapping them and getting them out.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


My wheelbarrow is sporting a purple and white mixture of flowers this year. I am trying to attract hummingbirds again. We get them every year, but the more purple flowers I have, the more that come.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


And we have a hummingbird feeder on our tree, and the owls watch over them.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Vegetables I am Growing:

• Green Beans (earth box) both yellow and green
• Cucumbers (earth box)
• Peas
• Cherry Tomatoes
• Lettuce (garden soil bags)
• Spinach (garden soil bags)
• Mustard Greens (garden soil bags)
• Jerusalem Artichokes (this is alllll Hubby)

I chose the vegetables I did for an early harvest. We can freeze the peas and the green beans, Hubby wants the mustard greens for soup, and the spinach will be done early as it bolts with the heat.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


I am doing the bagged vegetable growing again this year. This is where I planted the lettuce, mustard greens, and spinach. As you can see, everything is very behind last year’s pace, but I again I am three weeks behind in my planting.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Herbs I am Growing:

Cilantro
• Oregano
Basil
• Rosemary (in the kitchen)

Rosemary is not considered very hearty for this area. I decided to keep it in the kitchen for a while, at least until the hot weather of July happens.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Flowers I am Growing:

• I made up a lot of pots with various purple, pink, yellow, and white flowers. I want to attract bees and humingbirds, so concentrated on flowers for that. Included in my pots are dusty millers, spikes, salvia, vinca, alyssum, etc. for filler and depth. I’ll be doing some long posts on the various flowers I purchased later this year and early next year. In pink and purple I have petunia hybrids. In purple, nemesia, and scopia. In pink, calibrachoa, and in yellow, osteospermum.

In my fabulous garden tower I am growing spiller flowers this year. Should be beautiful come August when I have to pull them out early. {heavy sigh}

I spent a fortune on flowers this year! Normally, I only get a few hanging baskets and a few potted flowers for the patio. This year, I went bonkers. And my pocketbook reflected that. I bought trays upon trays to plant, and ended up with 11 potted patio plantings (plus the tower), plus sunflowers. While the flowers cost far more than any plant seedlings I have ever purchased, I must say that even in the early growth stages, the patio looks, and smells, amazing!

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Soil Mixtures for Potted Plants:

The earth boxes followed these directions: earth box set-up I have not really deviated from those instructions since I started using them in 2014. These are for my beans, cucumbers, and herbs.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soil Mixure:

The Jerusalem artichokes are planted in pots. They have the ability to take over a garden, so Hubby didn’t want to chance it. The pots were planted as follows:

• A scoop of drainage rocks not covering any drainage holes.
½ Miracle Grow Potting Soil
• ½ Garden Soil
• A layer (yes, a layer) of Garden-tone Vegetable Food

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Sunflower Soil Mixure:

The half and half mixture is due to the length of the artichokes and not wanting the pot to tip over.

The sunflowers are planted in pots. I was going to plant them on the side of the garden shed, but Hubby needs to skirt it, and I didn’t want them crushed or distrubed. The garden shed ended up with a rock border instead.

• A scoop of drainage rocks not covering any drainage holes.
• ½ Garden Soil
• ½ Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Plant Food

The half and half mixture is due to the same reason as the artichokes – some heavy soil so they do not tip over from the height of the flower.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Peas Soil Mixure:

Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Garden-tone Vegetable Food

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Flower Pot Soil Mixure:

Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Plant Food

While I do use the Miracle Grow Potting Soil I also feed the plants (vegetables, herbs, and flowers) too.

Are you gardening this year? Containers, in-ground, or a mix of the two? How is your garden growing?


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Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe

2 yellow pineapple cocktails on a brown wooden board, with fresh pineapple garnish and decorative drink umbrellas


Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe

When the heat is on, nothing beats a cold cocktail. If you like sweet drinks (but not overly sweet), you are going to want to try this fabulous pineapple slushie. Malibu rum was used, and the tropical flavors really make this drink what it is.

2 yellow pineapple cocktails on a brown wooden board, with fresh pineapple garnish and decorative drink umbrellas. Cut up fresh pineapple in the background


Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe Notes:

• Tip – measure out the pineapple in the can before you open a can of pineapple juice… you may come very close to that ½ cup needed, and you can top off the rest with water to get to that ½ cup. This is a nice substitute if you do not have small cans of pineapple juice on hand, and do not want to open a large can.

• I have no idea how fresh pineapple would work in this recipe. I am guessing that frozen pineapple would work quite well, but again I have not tried it, so I do not know.

• As far as serving glass… a Mason glass jar was used, and this makes two servings. A smaller glass would make more servings.

• If you would like to rim your glasses before making the pineapple slushie, you can. Sugar for the dry, malibu rum for the wet would work. You could also try coconut flakes for the dry, malibu rum for the wet. Place your glass in the freezer while you are gathering ingredients for the drink after you have rimmed it, and have a cold glass to pour your slushie into – 10 minutes max.

• For garnish, fresh pineapple was used. Maraschino cherries would also work very well!

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.


Pineapple Malibu Slushie Ingredients:

• ½ cup Malibu Rum
• ½ cup Pineapple Juice
• 2 cups Ice
• 20 oz Sliced Pineapple
• 2 Slices Fresh Pineapple for garnish

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Mise en Place:

• Measuring Cup
Blender
• 2 Glasses
• 2 Spoons

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.


Pineapple Malibu Slushie Directions:

• In a blender combine the ½ cup of Malibu Rum, the ½ cup of pineapple juice, 2 cups of ice, and the pineapple slices from one 20 ounce can of pineapple.

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.


• Blend for 2 minutes.

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.


• Pour into a glass and top with an umbrella! Garnish with fresh pineapple if you like.

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.


• Serve with a spoon!

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.


Yield: 2

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe

Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe
Pineapple Malibu Slushie Recipe. Mmmmm nothing beats a cold slushie on a hot summer day! This pineapple Malibu slushie cocktail is easy to make, frosty cold, and oh so delicious. Try one while sitting in the backyard, or lounging by the pool this weekend.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Malibu Rum
  • ½ cup Pineapple Juice
  • 2 cups Ice
  • 20 oz Sliced Pineapple
  • 2 Slices Fresh Pineapple for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine the ½ cup of Malibu Rum, the ½ cup of pineapple juice, 2 cups of ice, and the pineapple slices from one 20 ounce can of pineapple.
  2. Blend for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a glass and top with an umbrella! Garnish with fresh pineapple if you like.
  4. Serve with a spoon!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 69g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 55g Protein: 2g

Looking for more summer cocktail recipes? Try one of these:

Frozen Pineapple Margarita Recipe – This marvelous and easy to make pineapple margarita recipe is a perfect party cocktail! A tropical delight, this frozen margarita recipe is one delicious adult beverage.

The High Tide Cocktail Recipe will remind you of warm summer days and fun times on the beach. A sweet, delicious rum cocktail with a touch of Midori citrus, the high tide is a fabulous adult libation.

Central Coast Cocktail Recipe – Prepare yourself for the taste bud explosion – of the best kind – that this Central Coast Cocktail has to offer! One of the most outstanding qualities of this cocktail recipe is that it tastes just as you would imagine a summer drink should taste – light, bubbly and 100% refreshing. This yummy Central Coast Cocktail Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with a touch of fresh mint flavor. Simply delightful.

As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.


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Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap

2 blue homemade loofah soap stacked atop one another


Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap

As you all know, I love homemade soaps! It is pretty easy to make your own homemade soap. You can get fancy with them, leave them plain and homespun, try making soaps that will help a particular skin ailment (dry skin, flaking skin, oily skin, etc). The possibilities are endless when you make and use your own soaps.

Many (most) people who make their own soap do so because they like to know exactly what is going in their soap, and onto their skin. The scent (or lack of) has a lot to do with it too. Unless you are making say, rose petal soap, the scents chosen should be more to please your sniffer or to create a certain mood than to follow any soap making recipe faithfully. Please note that if you are following a mood-setting recipe, you should use that combination.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap Notes:

• This is the soap mold used in this tutorial. You can use any soap mold where the loofah will sit flat, however.

• Be sure to use soap colorant (soap dye) and not food coloring when making soaps.

• You can add more or less soap dye/colorant to make the colors deeper or pale.

• You can use any colorant color of your choice.

• You can add more essential oils for a stronger scent.

Tip: I like to allow my soap to harden so I keep them unwrapped on a shelf in the linen closet. The closet smells pretty good too! The scent will dissipate this way, so add more essential oil if you plan to store your soap open on wire racks (shelving).

A few words about the essential oils being used:

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil – This oil is fantastic for your skin! With anti-aging and antiseptic properties, it is purported to reduce skin irritations, balances oily skin, and may help with acne and eczema.

Rose Essential Oil – This oil is known for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce acne and redness in the skin. It is a feel-good moisturizer.

Tea Tree Essential Oil – This oil is used for its anti-microbial and astringent properties.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap Materials:

• 1-2 pounds Clear Glycerin Soap
• 1-2 Loofah Sponges
• 3 TBSP Coconut Oil
• 1 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel
• 10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
• 10 drops Rose Essential Oil
• 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Soap Coloring or Mica Powder
• Microwave Safe Bowl
• Knife
• Cutting Board
Soap Mold
• Spray bottle of Rubbing Alcohol

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap Directions:

Step 1: Melt soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until completely melted.
Step 2: While the soap base is melting, cut your loofah into pieces to fit into your soap mold. Place cut pieces of the loofah to lay flat in the mold.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Steps 3-4: Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to bowl.
Step 5: Add 10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.

Step 6: Add 10 drops Rose Essential Oil.
Step 7: Add 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Steps 8-9: Add soap coloring. Mix until coloring is well incorporated. Add as much or as little as you like in the colors of your choice. Generally, the more color added, the deeper the color.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Step 10: Pour soap mixture into soap mold on top of the loofah pieces.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Step 11: Spray rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!


Step 12: Allow to harden overnight. Remove carefully and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. This loofah soap is fantastic for exfoliating, cleaning and moisturizing your skin!

3 blue homemade loofah soap on a crystal tray


Yield: 6-12 Loofah Soaps

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap

Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap
Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap. Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 10.00

Tools

  • Soap Mold
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board

Instructions

  1. Melt soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until completely melted.
  2. While the soap base is melting, cut your loofah into pieces to fit into your soap mold. Place cut pieces of the loofah to lay flat in the mold.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to bowl.
  4. Add 10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
  5. Add 10 drops Rose Essential Oil.
  6. Add 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil.
  7. Add soap coloring. Mix until coloring is well incorporated. Add as much or as little as you like in the colors of your choice. Generally, the more color added, the deeper the color.
  8. Pour soap mixture into soap mold on top of the loofah pieces.
  9. Spray rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.
  10. Allow to harden overnight. Remove carefully and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. This loofah soap is fantastic for exfoliating, cleaning and moisturizing your skin!

Please remember that none of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils or making soap so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils or soapmaking.

If you would like more homemade soap recipes, check these out:

How to Make Soap on a Rope – This wonderful step by step tutorial on how to make soap on a rope will have you making your own soaps on a rope fast! Make with essential oils; this homemade soap recipe is highly customizable in looks and scent. These homemade essential oil soaps on a rope make for great gifts, fun favors for showers, or are perfect in the guest bathroom.

DIY Lemon Poppy Seed Soap: Homemade Soap Recipe – Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This lemon poppyseed soap recipe is easy enough for soap making beginners. If you are looking for a new and unusual soap recipe to make at home, this lemon poppyseed soap recipe is it!

Make Your Own Orange Creamsicle Soap – Making your own soap is fast, fun and easy. This terrific recipe for Orange Creamsicle Soap smells fantastic and feels wonderful on your skin. If you enjoy a zesty citrus scent, follow these easy tutorial instructions to learn how to make Orange Creamsicle Soap!


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