Watermelon Soap Recipe

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This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter!

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They’d look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter!

Watermelon Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

12 oz. clear melt and pour glycerin soap base
3 oz. white melt and pour glycerin soap base
pink soap liquid or powder soap colorant, of choice
green soap liquid or powder soap colorant, of choice
extra fine green glitter, to suit
.7 oz. watermelon fragrance oil, of choice
poppy seeds, to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Crafter’s Choice Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold
digital scale
2-cup Pyrex measuring cup
mist spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
graduated plastic transfer pipettes, optional
Chef’s knife (or utility knife)
utensil (for stirring)
cutting board, optional
microwave

Instructions:

This watermelon soap recipe is made in layers. You’ll begin by making the green layer first.

Start by using your digital scale to weigh out 4.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. (Alternately you’re welcome to use a double boiler.)

Now add a very small amount of your green colorant. If using a liquid soap colorant begin by adding one drop of color. Stir, then increase until desired color is reached. if you’re using a green pigment powder, such as chromium green oxide, add a tiny pinch then stir to ensure the color is fully incorporated. Increase as needed.

Now add the fine green glitter to suit.

Follow by weighing out .2 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil. (You can use the transfer pipettes to avoid spilling the fragrance as you pour and to avoid accidentally adding more than the amount of fragrance needed.) Stir well to incorporate.

Now place the basic round silicone soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transfer.

Evenly pour the green tinted soap into all six of the mold cavities, then spritz the tops of the soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Transfer the soap into the refrigerator until it has solidified and set up completely.

Once the green layer of soap has set up, remove the soap from the refrigerator and prepare the middle layer of soap.

Weigh out 3 oz. of white melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Now weigh out .15 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Spritz the tops of the green soaps in your mold with alcohol then evenly pour the white soap base into each of the six mold cavities on top of the green soap you prepared earlier.

Spritz the tops of the white soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transfer the soap into the refrigerator until the new layer of soap has solidified and set up completely.

Once the white layer of soap has solidified and set up completely, you’re ready to prepare the final, pink layer of soap.

Weigh out the remaining 7.5 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Now add a very small amount of your pink colorant. If using a liquid soap colorant begin by adding one drop of color. Stir, then increase until desired color is reached. if you’re using a pink pigment powder, such as chromium green oxide, add a tiny pinch then stir to ensure the color is fully incorporated. Increase as needed.

Add the poppy seeds to suit and stir into the soap base.

Now weigh out .35 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Spritz the white tops of the soaps in your mold with alcohol then evenly pour the pink soap base into each of the six mold cavities on top of the white soap you prepared earlier.

Spritz the tops of the pink soap base you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transfer the soap into the refrigerator until your final layer of soap has solidified and set up completely.

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They'd look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

Once the final layer of soap has solidified, carefully remove your completed watermelon soaps from the mold cavities. Wrap each of the soaps tightly in foodservice film to protect it from moisture. (I specifically use the Bakers & Chefs Foodservice Film as it “sticks” better than regular plastic wrap and works quite well for homemade soaps. It’s typically sold at stores like Sam’s Club and Costco, however you can find it similarly priced online.)

Tip: You never want to freeze your soap. Freezing a clear melt and pour soap base can cause the base to become cloudy. It can also damage your soap mold and shorten it’s lifespan.

Making party or wedding favors?

If you want to make mini 1.5 oz. guest soaps for DIY party favors or wedding favors, you can use the same watermelon soap recipe. However, you will need four Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Molds. You will fill all of the mold cavities in three of the molds and two of the mold cavities in the fourth mold for twenty guest watermelon soaps.

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! These DIY Father's Day gift ideas include homemade soap recipes, men's cologne, Star Wars soap, mandles, six pack of treats and more.

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I’d share my collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! These DIY Father’s Day gift ideas include men’s cologne, homemade soaps – my fave is the Star Wars soap! – man candles, a six pack of Dad’s favorite snack treats and more. While some of these DIY Father’s Day gift ideas need to be made well ahead of time, other projects can be made and gifted the same day.

1. DIY Star Wars Soap –  Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy!

2. Leather Mandle DIY –  Learn how to make this leather scented mandle DIY for Dad as a Father’s day gift! This leather mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon

3. Patchouli & Fir Hand Cream Recipe –  This richly moisturizing homemade hand cream recipe is naturally scented with patchouli and fir needle essential oils and contains skin conditioning safflower and evening primrose oils plus a touch of agave syrup!

4. Seriously Sexy Handmilled Soap Recipe –  Need a DIY Father’s Day gift idea for Dad? These scented homemade soap rounds are sure to help dad unwind in the shower!

5. Homemade Whiskey & Tobacco Caramel Soap Recipe –  This handmilled whiskey soap recipe – made with real whiskey! – is quite simple to create and is ready almost immediately making it a wonderful DIY Father’s day gift idea.

6. DIY Six Pack of Treats for Dad –  If you’re looking for a homemade Father’s Day gift idea that the kids can make, this if the project for you. My son made this fun candy and treat filled six pack for Father’s Day complete with a chalkboard carrier for writing his own custom message!

A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad!

7. Homemade Fir & Lavender Soap Recipe –  This lightly scented Homemade Fir & Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe is created using a fresh smelling blend of natural lavender and fir essential oils. It’s the perfect unisex soap for both men and women alike with no overpowering fragrances and also contains skin nourishing illipe butter – a fun alternative to cocoa butter.

8.  DIY Mustache Wax and Beard Oil –  These natural recipes for making mustache wax and beard oil are a snap to make and give you a finished product in under a half hour! Make both as a DIY Father’s day gift set for Dad.

9. Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe –  This homemade soap recipe is made by rebatching or handmilling unscented cold process soap and then adding additional ingredients to give its skin conditioning properties a boost. In lieu of using water in this handmilled soap recipe, I chose instead to use a strong brewed espresso coffee and then combined it with a bourbon vanilla fragrance oil making it a wonderful scent choice for Dad!

10. Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe – This homemade soap recipe is great for Dads who work in kitchens or other places where odor can become an issue.  This soap naturally washes away the smell of food and other odors you pick up in the service industry with odor zapping baking soda.

A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! Last minute DIY Father's Day gift ideas too!

11. Homemade Bacon Soap Recipe –  This homemade bacon soap recipe is the perfect DIY Father’s Day gift for Dad’s who love bacon! Made using real bacon (rendered) fat, this homemade bacon soap recipe yields nine hard, extra conditioning homemade soap bars perfect for the shower! So there are plenty to go around to all of your bacon loving friends.

12. Chamomile & Neroli Beer Soap Recipe – Use Dad’s favorite beer for this fun homemade soap recipe that uses real beer as an ingredient for a unique DIY Father’s Day gift idea.

13. DIY Face Cream for Men –  This homemade face lotion recipe is a great gift for Dad. It’s ever so lightly scented with a masculine fragrance, can easily be crafted in under five minutes, and is formulated to be gentle enough for faces and sensitive skin.

14. Game On Soap Recipe for Men –  Make a splash with this handmade Game On Cold Process Soap Recipe for Men! This masculine scented homemade soap recipe is a woodsy blend of oak, sandalwood and musk and features shimmering mica waves created from a handmade rubber stamp. Baking soda and arrowroot powder are added to help kick the stink after a hard work out at the gym while bentonite clay helps get rid of sweat and excess oil leaving behind clean, clear skin.

15. Madagascar Black Pepper Soap Recipe –  Created using both cold process soap and melt & pour glycerin soap, these homemade black pepper soaps are scented with a Madagascar black pepper fragrance oil. The top and bottom layers are made from a cold process black pepper soap recipe that contains flecks of ground black pepper while the center layer is made from a translucent soap base and contains organic whole black peppercorns.

16. Electric Guitar Orange Candied Soap Recipe – This fun candied orange scented soap is stamped with an electric bass guitar! But you can choose your own design that fits Dad’s interests.

17. Men’s Ferocious & Fantastic Soap Recipe – This fantastic soap recipe is formulated just for men and comes with free printable soap labels.

A collection of 20 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make and gift this Father’s Day for Dad! Last minute DIY Father's Day gift ideas too!

18. Natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe – This homemade detox soap recipe for the men is a wonderful gift choice for Dad on Father’s Day! Made with natural French green clay which nourishes skin with minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium, the clay in this homemade soap also help to removes impurities within skin and even shrink pores. There’s also a strip of activated charcoal which is believed to detoxify skin and naturally absorb odors as well as free printable soap labels.

19. Roll On Cologne for Men – This easy roll on men’s cologne makes a great gift for dads who love fragrances and it comes with printable labels for your final product.

20. DIY Skully Shot Glass Candle –  Make this DIY shot glass candle for Dad and he can re-use it as an actual shot glass once the candle is gone.

For even more DIY Father’s Day gift ideas and gift inspiration for Dad be sure to also visit and follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Board on Pinterest here. It’s filled with DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can make as well as handmade Father’s Day gift ideas you can buy.

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Homemade Beauty Recipe Books

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Homemade Beauty - 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-table concept and brings it to the beauty category.

Love crafting your own natural homemade beauty recipes? Then you’ll definitely want to give the book, Homemade Beauty, a look! This book is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-table concept and brings it to the beauty category. Learn more about this homemade beauty recipe book here. Have to own it now? You can purchase the kindle version of this book and save! (If you don’t have a kindle you can simply download the free kindle app for most devices here.)

The Natural Beauty Solution - A step-by-step guide to replacing commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. It features two-dozen easy-to-follow, customizable recipes for natural skin care that are not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced products, but will also make your skin and hair look their best.

If you like the aforementioned homemade beauty recipe book, you may also enjoy the beauty recipe book, The Natural Beauty Solution. The Natural Beauty Solution by Mary Helen Leonard is a step-by-step guide to replacing commercial beauty products with a 100% natural routine. It features two-dozen easy-to-follow, customizable homemade beauty recipes for natural skin care that are not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced products, but will also make your skin and hair look their best.

Common skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis,and acne are often aggravated by the chemical ingredients contained within commercial cosmetics while chemical-based hair care can cause frizz, breakage, and scalp irritation. And in many cases over the counter “cures” can worsen common skin and hair care issues. This book teaches you how to overhaul your medicine cabinet and create simple natural recipes that are both quick and affordable, as well as troubleshoot natural beauty methods to fit your specific skin and hair type. Learn more about The Natural Beauty Solution here.

To explore even more homemade beauty recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You may also be interested in my collection of soapmaking books and tutorials here. Or simply follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ or Instagram to keep up with all of my new blog posts and homemade beauty recipe ideas.


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