BATH­ROOM

Re­cy­cle com­mon house­hold items like a pro with these handy tips

DRUM - - Advice -

RE­CY­CLE SOAP

Don’t throw old soap away. Use it to make new cakes of soap that will beau­tify your bath­room and make great gifts.

YOU’LL NEED

Old bits of soap, a poly­styrene cup (or any mi­crowave­able con­tainer) and a knife.

METHOD

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).

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