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Creamy Soap Dough with Foamy Bath Butter
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 45 mins
  • Yields 200g

Details

Play Dough Soap

This is a recipe for a silky, smooth, creamy soap dough which is clay-like and great fun to make and use, more than a "working soap" but is silkier than our other "play dough" recipe.

The main thing to avoid is over doing the cornflour. You will still create a lovely smooth soap, but it will be kind of strange to use!  This batch is scented with Mangosteen, but I was toying with a batch of Energy Fragrance or Crisp Anjou Pear Fragrance, another current favourite too!

To make one batch of approximately 200g, you'll need:

Equipment

Stirring spoon or spatulas
Clean work surface to smooth board to knead and roll dough on Scales
1 large bowl or jug - needs to hold 750ml or more

Method:

  • Set out the ingredients and equipment ready to go

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  • Dice the Foamy Bath Butter base into small chunks, and place in microwave on medium low ONLY long enough to soften the foamy bath butter, not to melt it

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  • Now add in the liquid Glycerine and "moosh" it together with the back of the spoon

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  • Now begin to add some colour and the fragrance

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  • Add in half of the cornflour and begin to knead it into the dough to remove any lumps as you would bread dough

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  • Knead in the bowl initially, and knead some more, and during this process you will begin to see the change in texture of the dough and also if you need more colour
  • As the gets dough begins to form and becomes thicker and whiter, the colour will get more pastel, so adjust the colour now
  • Cover the work bench with Gladbake (or other non-stick baking paper) and sprinkle a little cornflour as if you were going to make pastry or bread dough

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  • If you wish to avoid coloured, scented hands wear snug fitting gloves!
  • Plonk your soapy mixture on the baking film (parchment paper) and knead. Knead like you do bread, and knead, and knead and knead! Seriously, KNEAD ☺ – this is the secret to a silky lovely smooth texture. The colour will begin to blend in beautifully and you’ll have a product that looks just like real Play Dough.

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  • If you dough is still a bit sticky, use more cornflour

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  • Form into a fat sausage shape, and slice

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  • You can also use cookie cutters to make small, single use soaps
  • Store or present in an air tight container


TIP: Stop adding cornflour when the dough is smooth, but firm, if you continue adding cornflour the dough will become a little too stiff, and after a few weeks turn crumbly when you go to use it