DIY Soap on a Rope

One of my pet peeves is finding that little sliver of soap stuck to the wall of the bathtub after the kids get out of their bath. Besides being a pain, the floating soap in the water habit means we go through soap much faster than we should. So my solution? Soap on a rope. Not only does it save the soap and my sanity, I can customize it with ingredients and scents that I like! Win-win!

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 45 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Parachute cord
Glycerin soap block or other meltable soap base
Yogurt containers
Double boiler or microwave
Essential oils (optional)
Pencil, spoon or ruler

Things to do:
1. Start by melting your soap, either in a microwave container or over a double boiler.

2. While the soap is melting, cut an 18-20 inch piece of paracord for each soap you plan to make. Fold in half and tie a knot near the ends. Singe the ends to avoid fraying.

3. Set the paracord loop into the yogurt container, knot side down, and fold the top over a pencil or ruler suspended over the edges of the carton to keep the rope centered in the container.

4. When the soap base in melted, add essential oils as desired before pouring it into the yogurt container, filling it about 3/4 of the way full. Allow the soap to set up fully before removing it from the container with a sharp, inverted tap on the counter and hang the rope loop on you faucet handle for easy access.

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