Looking after a guest is a privilege and an act of giving. Giving is an international language. Giving bears a message from heart to heart and is a gesture of love, friendship, loyalty and acknowledgement. When you give your guest personal attention or gifts, you contact those powerful, often forgotten senses of joy. I encourage you to go the extra mile with each and every person who walks through your front door: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
All guests who stay for the night will use the bathroom. It is the place where we immerse our bodies in precious water and clear our minds. Aid this indulgence with fine bathroom essentials such as homemade soaps and decanters filled with soap and crème.
There are as many variations of soap making as there are colours of the rainbow. I am going to share with you a very simple way.
- Dry herb and spices
- Moulds from plastic or silicone/cupcake containers
- Glycerine tubes
- Liquid measuring cup
- Essential oils
- Chop the glycerine tube into small chunks with a knife. Place it into the measuring cup, cover with a paper towel and microwave the glycerine tubes on medium for about 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and add 2-3 drops of colouring with a toothpick. Also add the essential oils, if using (add about 4-5 drops per 250ml), and spices or dry herbs.
- Pour the mixture into the moulds and allow to cool for 12 hours. Release the soap from the moulds.
- Your soap is ready to be displayed.
Tip: After you have poured the mixture into your moulds, spray the surface with rubbing alcohol, which will eliminate bubbles.