Mermaid Soap Tutorial

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Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side!

Mermaid Soap! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side!

Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

There are three parts to my mermaid soap tutorial. You’ll start by making your mermaid tail soaps and other soap embeds like sea creatures or shells as desired. Then you make an ocean soap loaf. Finally you whip up a soap frosting and bring all the parts together. Here’s how it’s done.

Mermaid Soap Tutorial

Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

You’ll begin by making the mermaid tail soaps. You can make however many you like depending on the size of your loaf mold. I used Stephenson’s Natural SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base for this step. How much soap you’ll need will depend on how many mermaid tails you’ll be making at one time. If you only have one silicone mermaid tail mold then you’ll need to make them one at a time. I bought three small 3″ x 2″ mermaid tail silicone molds for my mermaid soap tutorial.

Mermaid Soap! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Each of my mermaid tail soaps weigh about .35 oz. So if you have the same mold you would multiply .35 oz. by the number of molds you have to determine how much soap to use. (If you have a different mold, simply melt some soap and pour it into one of your molds. Remove the soap once it has solidified and weigh it to figure out how much soap base you’ll need.)

Once you have the total weight of soap needed that will allow you to figure out how much fragrance oil you’ll need to scent your mermaid soap tails. If you are scenting your soaps with 2% fragrance oil, multiply the total weight of soap base you are using to make the tails by .02 to determine how much fragrance oil you’ll need.

Now simply weigh out your soap base, cut into chunks and melt. You can melt your soap in a double boiler, a small melting pot or the microwave. Once melted, mix in a soap colorant of your choice. Then weigh out the amount of fragrance oil you need and stir into the melted soap base.

Next, pour the soap into your molds. Use a spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol in it to remove any air bubbles by spritzing the alcohol onto the soap you’ve poured into the molds.

Mermaid Soap! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Once the mermaid tail soaps have solidified, gently remove them from the molds. I placed mine on a cutting board so I could contain my mess when I started painting my tails so they’d sparkle.

Mermaid Soap! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

I used both skin safe mica and glitter to paint my mermaid soap tails. To do this I simply added rubbing alcohol to several small containers and mixed the mica or glitter into the alcohol. Then I painted mermaid tails with the various colors.

How to make mermaid tail soaps!

I specifically used the micas and glitters from Nurture Soap here and layered the colors for visual interest.

Mermaid Soap! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side!

I also made a few other soaps from an ocean themed silicone mold to use as embeds in my mermaid soap loaf.

Making soap diamonds for mermaid soap!

Additionally, I also created soap diamonds using a diamond silicone mold, Stephenson Suspension Melt and Pour Soap Base, a small amount of blue mica, glitter and Super Sparkles mica. (These were a bit challenging to pour due to their size. Luckily soap makes for an easy clean up.)

How to make melt and pour ocean soap!

Once I’d made my mermaid tails and other soap embeds I moved on to making my ocean soap loaf!

Here’s a great video tutorial from Soap Fantasy that shows you how to create your own ocean swirl soap. I didn’t follow the tutorial exactly but it gives you the information you need to create your own custom ocean soap for your mermaids to swim in!

How to make an ocean soap loaf for your soap mermaids to swim in!

For the ocean floor I used the Stephenson Suspension Melt and Pour Soap Base and mixed both corn silk powder and flax seed powder into the melted soap along with a small amount of soap colorant. I didn’t use a specific amount of soap for this. However, you’ll need to weigh how much soap you are using for each layer of your ocean melt and pour soap loaf so you know how much fragrance oil to add to scent your soaps.

How to make an ocean soap loaf for your soap mermaids to swim in!

As I don’t have a silicone loaf soap mold, I used a wooden loaf soap mold and lined it with an office trash bag instead.

I propped my mold up slightly on one side and used a brick of soap base to hold the mold in place on my work surface. Then I poured my melted suspension soap base into my loaf mold.

Next, I melted a small amount of white melt and pour soap base into the same container I melted the brown soap in to swirl gently into the poured soap. I used Crafter’s Choice Detergent Free Baby Buttermilk Soap for this step. As the Stephenson soap bases and the Crafter’s Choice soap bases seem to have different melting points, it worked well for this particular soap to use a combination of bases.

Melt and pour ocean soap tutorial!

While the brown soap was setting up, I melted and mixed two different blue soap bases with mica and fragrance for the water. I used Crafter’s Choice Detergent Free Hemp Soap Base for the deeper blue soap. For the lighter, sparkling blue soap, I used the same suspension soap base, mica and glitter I used for my soap diamonds.

Melt and Pour Ocean Soap Tutorial

In a third container I melted and scented the white baby buttermilk soap base.

How to make melt and pour soap that looks like the ocean!

I then poured and layered the three different colors of soap at slightly different temperatures on top of the hardened brown soap. Once the second layer had set up, I repeated the process with an additional third layer.

Melt and pour ocean soap tutorial!

Finally, I poured a fourth layer of melted white soap base on top of the third layer and swirled it gently into the previous layer just prior to it fully hardening. Be sure to spritz the tops of each of your layers after pouring to get rid of any air bubbles that may occur, unless desirable, and before you pour a new layer on top of an old one.

Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Once your melt and pour ocean soap loaf has set up completely, you’re ready for the next step in my mermaid soap tutorial. For this step we’ll be making “sea foam” or soap frosting to adhere the mermaid tails to the ocean soap loaf. (Alternately, you can simply skip the next step and insert your mermaid tails into the final layer of your ocean soap loaf before it fully hardens.)

Mermaid Soap Tutorial

To create the “sea foam” that my mermaids are swimming in, I whipped up a semi-solid sugar scrub from a combination of butters, melt and pour soap base, oils and emulsifying wax similar to my exfoliating whipped sugar scrub recipe found here. I also included green jojoba pearls in the mix.

How to make melt and pour mermaid soap!

I whipped the sugar scrub in a KitchenAid stand mixer. Then, once it was stiff enough, I used a spatula to spoon it onto the top of my ocean soap loaf. Alternately you can also pipe the “foam” onto the soap using pastry piping bags and tips.

You don’t have to use a sugar scrub for your foamy top though. You can also use a basic soap frosting recipe (4 oz. of melted soap base and 2 Tablespoons of liquid soap) or your own favorite soap frosting recipe whatever that may be!  You could even use a bubble bar frosting recipe.

Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Once you’ve applied your soap frosting, you can add your mermaid soap tails and other soap elements into the “sea foam” frosting.

Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Now carefully remove your soap loaf from the mold. You may need to slice your soap bars right away depending on what you used for frosting. If your frosting is going to fully harden, you’ll want to slice your loaf before this happens.

If for some reason your soap frosting doesn’t like your ocean soap loaf enough to stay attached to it once hardened, you can melt a small amount of clear melt and pour soap base to use as “glue” to reattach the two elements back together.

Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

If desired, you can also drizzle melted, but cooling, clear melt and pour soap base over the tops of your finished soaps. This gives the appearance of water dripping off of the mermaid tails.

Mermaid Soap Tutorial! Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Your mermaid soaps are now ready for personal use or gifting to friends and family!

If you plan to use my mermaid soap tutorial to make soaps to sell, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling soaps and cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Handmade Mermaid Soap by Harpers Bath time

If you’d like to buy a bar of mermaid soap rather than making your own then be sure to check out this beautiful goat milk mermaid soap from Harper’s Bath Time on Etsy (pictured above.)

Handmade Mermaid Soap by Paradise Skincare

As well as this glycerin mermaid soap from Paradise Skincare (as seen above.) Leeloo’s Soap also sells a rather whimsical mermaid soap. For even more homemade mermaid soaps you can buy, visit Etsy here.

If you’d like to discover even more homemade soap recipes and soapmaking tutorials like this one, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram for behind the scene sneak peeks. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Geode Soap Tutorial for Valentine’s Day Gifts or Just Because

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Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Geode soap is a lot easier to make than you might think. Despite the number of steps involved in making geode soap, there’s no real right or wrong way to do it. It’s more about your own creativity. So think of my soap geode tutorial as an art class – one where you’re given free reign to make and create whatever your heart desires.

Learn how to make your own crystal geode soap eggs with hearts for stunning DIY Valentine's Day gifts!

And, because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I’ll also tell you how to fill the centers of your geode soaps with hearts to gift for Valentine’s Day!

As my geode soap tutorial is more of a guide rather than a geode soap recipe, I’m simply giving you step by step instructions with photographs rather than my usual soap recipe format. It should make following my geode soap tutorial easier than working out a recipe since there are so many different parts.

Geode Soap Tutorial

I recommend starting with a 2 lb. block of clear melt and pour soap base. If you want to scent your soap with a fragrance oil or an essential oil, I recommend cutting your soap into chunks, melting, and then adding the fragrance before you get started. Once you’re ready to begin you would then start with a solid scented soap block.

Begin by weighing out 4 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Cut into small chunks and shards of varying sizes.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Now sprinkle about four pinches of skin safe glitter onto your soap chunks. I evenly mixed Nurture Soap’s Twinkling Lights skin safe glitter and Intergalactic skin safe glitter onto mine.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Roll up a small piece of foil into a ball and set it inside the center of the soap shards.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Now weigh out 2 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Heat 15-30 seconds in the microwave, just until melted. Once it’s cool enough to handle, drizzle a small amount onto your soap chunks. Begin working the soap chunks into a ball around the foil ball.

Be patient. The chunks won’t want to stick together at first. Keep working the pieces together and pouring the melted soap onto the chunks. As the melted soap cools the soap chunks will start holding together. Once you’ve formed a solid ball that stays together, you’re ready for the next step.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Weigh out 2 oz. more of your clear melt and pour soap base and cut into chunks as you did when you first started. Then weigh out 2 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base and melt in the microwave. Add a colored mica powder of your choice to desired color and mix to combine. I use Nurture Soap’s Red Vibrance mica powder for this step.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Use the colored melted soap to adhere the new soap chunks around the ball of soap you formed previously.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Now dust the top of the soap ball with your sparkly white glitter. In this instance, I used more of the Twinkling lights glitter.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

On top of this add a complimentary colored mica powder to the one you used previously to tint your soap. In this case I used Nurture Soap’s Candy Apple Red mica powder.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Weigh out 2 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base into a large container. I used an 8 Cup Pyrex measuring cup but you could also use a large glass bowl. Cut into chunks and melt. Add a soap colorant or mica powder of choice until desired color is achieved. I used a sliver from a Crimson soap color bar. Stir until the color is well mixed.

Now dip the geode soap ball into the colored soap until it’s coated with about half of the soap – or an ounce of the melted soap – in your container.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Set the soap ball aside on a wire cooling rack to solidify further.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Now sprinkle your soap ball with black skin grade glitter.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Dip your soap ball back into the remaining melted soap. Coat the soap ball with more soap.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Allow your soap geode to solidify again by placing it back on the wire cooling rack.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Mix black skin safe glitter to suit into the remaining melted soap.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Sprinkle more black glitter onto the soap ball.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Now cover the soap geode with the remaining soap in the bowl. This is the messiest part.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Keep spooning the melted soap over the soap geode you are forming until you’ve used all of the soap left in your bowl. As the soap cools it will become gummy. As it does this, you can slowly start to smooth the outside of the ball with your hands.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Place your crystal geode soap egg onto your wire cooling rack to finish hardening. You can smooth out any rough edges while the soap is in this stage.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Once the soap has cooled and hardened, use a hot knife – you can just run it under hot water – to carefully cut your soap geode in half. Work around the foil in the center using the knife to cut around the diameter of your soap geode.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Carefully remove the foil from the center of your soap geode.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

And voila! You’ve now completed your very first soap geode!

Learn how to make your own crystal geode soap eggs with hearts for stunning DIY Valentine's Day gifts!

To create a heart in the center of your soap geode you can do several things. You can either use a knife to cut out a heart shape in the center of each side of your soap geode and fill with red colored clear melt and pour soap; you can place a heart embed from a small heart shaped mold into the center of your soap geodes and pour clear melt and pour soap around them; or you use a small heart cookie or knife to create a heart embed for the center of your soap geodes from a thin layer of red dyed soap.

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

Don’t forget to take your homemade soap geodes out in the sun to see how cool they look!

Try your hand at this geode soap tutorial and learn how to make homemade soaps that look like geode crystal rocks!

You can even see the sun shine through them!

Have you made your own soap geodes yet? If so be sure to share the geode soaps you’ve create on my facebook page!

Don’t have time to make your own? You can find both inspiration for making your own soap geodes as well as handmade soap geodes you can buy on Etsy here.

For more DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make and gift, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or follow my Simply Soapmaking and DIY Bath and Body boards on Pinterest for more fun homemade soap recipes and gift ideas.

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DIY Bath and Body Valentine’s Gifts with StickerYou!

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Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with custom labels from StickerYou and three bath and body recipes perfect for gifting.

Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts with custom labels from StickerYou!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And, if you’re like me, you can always use a little help with your homemade gifts. While I make and gift a lot of bath and body gifts, labeling those gifts can sometimes be a challenge. After all, products we store and use in the bathroom are subject to coming into contact with water and high humidity which can leave labels a smeared mess. StickerYou solved that problem for me without having to  spend a lot of money and without investing a lot of time designing my labels.

Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with custom labels from StickerYou and three bath and body recipes perfect for gifting.

StickerYou sent me some amazing vinyl labels to use for my DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts. They not only look great, but work beautifully for bath and body applications. Even better, their stickers and labels can be customized in any size, shape or quantity you want using your own artwork or licensed clipart. Or just pick some of theirs!

I love the ease of StickerYou’s pre-designed templates for creating custom labels. (There’s even a label template for lip balm tubes – a product I have always struggled with creating labels for.) Or you can enter custom dimensions for your own container choice.

Learn how to make this natural rose bath salts recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

In addition to the ease of creating your own designs on StickerYou, you’ll also find that there are no additional charges for die-cut stickers, bleeds, or cut-outs! Their customer service is both helpful and friendly and their pricing starts as low as $10. Plus every order comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So whether you’re simply wanting to create gifts for friends and family, or if you’re a business needing product labels or promotional items, StickerYou is simply perfect!

Ready to make some awesome DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts? Keep reading for three easy bath and body recipes that you can gift this Valentine’s Day!

Learn how to make this natural rose bath salts recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Rose Bath Salts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

9 oz. Epsom salt
3.3 oz. pink Himalayan salt
.15 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. organic dried rose petals
.35 oz. rose fragrance oil, optional

Instructions:

If you prefer to keep this rose bath salts recipe natural, you can substitute the fragrance oil with .05 oz. (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .1 oz. essential oil of your choice! In addition, if you’d like to keep the oils from floating on the surface of the bath water when used, you can also add .05% Polysorbate 80 to this recipe.

To create these rose bath salts, simply using a digital scale to weigh out all the ingredients. Mix your dry ingredients together first. Then weigh out the safflower oil and fragrance oil into a separate container (along with the Polysorbate 80 if desired) then combine the two. Mix until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed then spoon evenly into three 4 oz. spice jars. (You may need to tap the jars down to fit all of the bath salts into your containers.)

Apply your own custom labels from StickerYou for that finishing touch and your rose bath salts are ready for gifting! These also make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and wedding favors!

Learn how to make this natural rose soap recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Melt & Pour Rose Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

29.5 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
rose kaolin clay, to suit

Instructions:

To keep this melt and pour rose soap recipe natural, you can substitute the rose fragrance oil with .15 oz. of (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .3 oz. of an essential oil of your choice.

Weigh out the soap base and cut into chunks. Heat in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.

Add either a red liquid soap colorant or a small amount of rose kaolin clay until you achieve the shade of pink you’d like for your soap. Mix well.

Pour the soap into all six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold.

Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Unmold, then wrap in foodservice film and label.

Learn how to make this DIY embedded heart soap plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Embedded Heart Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

21.9 oz. clear natural melt and pour soap base
8.4 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
Crafter’s Choice crimson sparkle color bar, to suit

Instructions:

You’ll begin by making your heart embeds for this soap for which you’ll need a Wilton 6-cavity heart silicone mold.

Weigh out the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Cut off a chunk of the crimson sparkle color bar and stir into the melted base until it’s melted completely. Continue until you reach desired color. Alternately, you can also use a liquid red soap colorant.

Weigh out . 65 oz. of fragrance oil (or . 2 oz. of essential oil) and stir into the melted soap.

Pour the melted soap into all six cavities of your heart mold. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Once the heart soaps have hardened, carefully remove them from the mold.

Place a heart with the smooth side (top) down into each of the six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold and press firmly against the bottom of the mold.

Now weigh out 8.4 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments just until fully melted.

Weigh out .25 oz. of fragrance oil (or .05 oz. essential oil) and stir into the melted white soap base.

Now carefully pour the white soap base around the heart embeds in each of the mold cavities. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Once your soaps have set up, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap and label as desired.

For more DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts visit both my DIY Bath and Body board and my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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DIY Snowflake Soap Favors for Weddings, Teacher Gifts and Co-Workers

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Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

My DIY winter snowflake soap favors are the perfect inexpensive holiday gift alternative! You can easily create these DIY snowflake soap favors six at a time – or more if you have more than one mold – and they make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers. They are also stunning as wedding soap favors.

You won’t believe how simple these are to make! Learn how to create your own collection of simple, yet elegant snowflake soap favors that you can gift below.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

Winter Snowflake Soap Favors

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
5 oz. basic clear melt and pour soap base
.2 oz. peppermint essential oil
blue liquid soap colorant, to suit

Tools & Materials:

snowflake cabochons
basic guest round silicone soap mold
spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
utensils for stirring/mixing
cutting board, optional
Chef’s knife
microwave
digital scale

Instructions:

Begin by using your digital scale to weigh out 5 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Using a knife, cut the soap base into chunks and place inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Weigh out .1 oz. of the peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Now slowly add your blue soap colorant, one drop at a time, stirring after each drop until you’ve achieved the desired color.

Place your soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transport. Now evenly pour the blue tinted soap base into each of the six mold cavities.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully transport the soap to your refrigerator.

Once the base has re-hardened, remove the mold from your fridge.

Now place a snowflake cabochon into the center each of your soap mold cavities, on top of the now hardened blue soap. (I bought my snowflake cabochons from Tiny Bees on Etsy.)

You’re now ready to pour the second layer of soap. This will be the clear layer that allows you to see the snowflake which will be embedded inside of your snowflake soap favors.

Weigh out 5 oz. of clear melt and pour base and cut into chunks. Place the soap inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Now weigh out .1 oz. of peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted base.

Spritz the tops of the soap previously prepared inside your mold with alcohol.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Now slowly pour the melted clear melt and pour soap base into the mold cavities over top of the blue base and snowflake cabochons, filling each mold cavity to the top.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Spritz with alcohol and allow the base to harden.

Once your snowflake soap favors have completely hardened, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film. Then simply label or decorate the packaging as desired.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

If you are planning to sell your snowflake soap favors, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and healthy all winter long!

If you like my snowflake soap favors project, then you may also like my DIY for cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs! They’re shaped like little gingerbread men and also perfect for the holiday season. You can find that project here.

Easy Handmade DIY Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Or also be sure to check out my DIY winter snowflake solid lotion bars here. For ideas for more DIY holiday gifts and winter themed projects and favors be sure to check out my DIY stocking stuffer Pinterest board here and my unique DIY Christmas gifts board here. You can find more wedding favors ideas on my DIY wedding board.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Scupltural Rainbow Soap Tutorial

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This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There’s no right or wrong way to make them!

This DIY soapmaking project creates soap that resembles pebbles in a stream! Scent them with a cool water fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

At the same time you’re creating these fun rainbow soaps, you can also create homemade soaps that resemble pebbles in a stream! Scent these water inspired homemade soaps with a Cool Water type fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

Here’s how to make yours!

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Sculptural Rainbow Soap Tutorial

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

rainbow soap slices (rainbow soap tutorial here)
basic clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
stained glass ocean blue liquid soap color, or similar
black sparkle color bar
fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

Begin by making a bar of rainbow soap, then cut it into 12 rainbow slices. You can find my rainbow soap tutorial for making the rainbows on my DIY Rainbow Soap Favors post here.

You’ll also need a rectangle silicone mold. I specifically used this Ozera Silicone 6-Cavity Rectangle Soap Mold.

Once your soap slices are cut and ready arrange one to three rainbows in each of three of the mold cavities so the tops of the rainbows protrude out over the top of each mold cavity. (I used the rainbows left over from making six of the rainbow soap favors.)

Now, using a digital scale, weigh out 11.4 oz. of the basic clear glycerin melt and pour soap base and cut into chunks.

Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) You don’t want your soap to boil so watch it carefully.

Cut one of the square sections of your black sparkle color bar in half and then stir it into the melted soap base until it has fully melted. (Alternately you can also use a black liquid soap colorant.)

If using a fragrance, add . 25 oz. of your fragrance oil of choice to the melted soap and stir. (Alternately you can also use .1 oz. – .15 oz. of an essential oil of your choice. I’m hung up on the blood orange essential oil that I’ve been using for some of my other recent projects, so that’s what I chose for this specific project.)

Now pour the black sparkle colored soap into your mold cavities containing the rainbows. I had a little extra also filled part of a fourth mold cavity. You’ll use this for the soap that resembles pebbles in a stream.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then allow the soap to harden completely.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Once the soaps have solidified, unmold them.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Using a knife, cut the soap bars into chunks of various sizes.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Now place the regular black soap chunks and the black soap chunks with the rainbows randomly into two of the soap mold’s cavities. The rainbows should be sticking out above the top of the mold cavities wherever possible.

Now arrange any remaining black soap chunks arbitrarily into three of the mold’s cavities.

Melt about a half cup of the clear melt and pour soap base and scent as desired. Add several drops of the blue soap colorant to suit, then pour it into the soap mold around the soap chunks until each of the mold’s cavities are about 2/3 of the way full.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow the soap you just poured to harden.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Once the soap has hardened, arbitrarily cut some of the clear melt and pour soap into chunks and arrange on top of the soap layer you just poured to suit. You can also add in additional black soap chunks to build up the soap up out of the mold more if desired.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Now melt and scent more of the melt and pour soap base. Add the blue soap color, then pour while hot over top of the soap chunks until you’ve filled the mold’s cavities entirely. Pouring the soap over the solid soap chunks will slightly melt the soap it’s being poured onto and round off some of the harsher edges.

Allow the soap to solidify, then unmold the soaps you’ve created.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! Plus learn how to make soap resembling rocks in a stream.

You should now have two fantastic sculptural rainbow soaps and three additional soap bars that resemble pebbles in a stream.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! Plus learn how to make soap resembling rocks in a stream.

Wrap your soaps tightly in foodservice film or your packaging of choice, and they’re ready to be gifted or used!

If you are making my sculptural rainbow soaps to sell, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post. I’m also now on Patreon.


Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.