Welcome to Corris!

7/06/2009 07:29:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound /

Welcome to my second Guest Blogger, Corris!

Corris is a Senior Supervisor and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in New York City. As a member of my downline, The Gotham City Stampers, she plays a very active role of leadership in our growing team. She is also a meetup organizer of two wonderful groups, Crazy For Cupcakes + Crafts (NYC) and The NYC Soapmaker's Circle. Corris is also very busy blogging about all things crafty at her popular blog Cheap Thrills at http://www.newsday.com/.

Most importantly, she is a wonderful and dear friend who I have known for only a few years. As we grow closer, it seems like I have known Corris forever. It could be that I see a big part of myself in her. I hope you enjoy her wonderful, creative post and please take moment to leave a comment. We would both very much appreciate that! Inky smiles, Heidi


Lemon loofah soap by Corris Little

Are you ready for summer? I am!

On a hot summer day, I love pouring myself a nice tall glass of homemade lemonade. So imagine my glee when I discovered this neat little recipe for Lemon Loofah soap. Trust me, it's just as good and very refreshing!

What is loofah? It's a plant that grows much like the cucumber. It can be dried, shredded and added to handmade soap for a natural exfoliant for your skin. It's a really unique ingredient to add to your homemade soaps.

Once you're done making the soap, this delightful bar smells like fresh lemons! Or if you're a candy addict, it'll remind you of a box of LemonHeads, too!

A friend who tried my soap said "It smells like fresh lemonade and makes your skin great. I didn't want to leave the shower and when I did I made a glass of lemonade."

Here's how to make your very own ...

1 4-ounce bar unscented glycerin soap
1 teaspoon powdered loofah
15 drops lemon essential or lemon fragrance oil
1 4-ounce soap mold

Directions: In a double boiler on the stove or in a microwave on a low setting, melt the bar of glycerin soap until liquefied. Remove from heat and stir in powdered loofah and lemon oil. Pour melted soap into the mold and let set for three hours or until hardened.

Resources: Supplies can be purchased at your local craft store, such as Michaels or online at WholesaleSuppliesPlus.com or http://www.brambleberry.com/

Crafty Tip: For easy removal, put the filled soap mold into your fridge or freezer for a few minutes and then pop your soap out of the mold. It works every time!

Do you wanna get crafty with Corris? Join her for fun-filled soapmaking, cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in midtown Manhattan. Check out her new craft club, Crazy for Cupcakes + Crafts at www.meetup.com/cupcakestoo

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Anonymous on July 6, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Great posting, Corris! Sounds like the perfect soap for the summer. Yum!

Pat T on July 7, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Corris, thank you for this summertime refreshment! I can smell the lemons! Also, thanks for the sources.

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