Recycle common household items like a pro with these handy tips
Don’t throw old soap away. Use it to make new cakes of soap that will beautify your bathroom and make great gifts.
Old bits of soap, a polystyrene cup (or any microwaveable container) and a knife.
Chop the soap into pieces – the smaller the better. Put them in the cup, then add enough water to cover. Microwave for about 30 seconds but keep a close eye on things. As soon as you see the soap rising out of the cup, turn the microwave off.
Add essential oils to scent the soap and seeds for texture. Or add a drop or two of food colouring to change the shade.
Put the soap mixture into a mould of your choice and leave until the soap is solid (about 10 hours).