Fun DIY Soap Tutorials for DIY Lemon Soap and DIY Emoji Soap

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Fun DIY Soap Tutorials! Learn how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps and DIY Emoji Soaps with these fun DIY video soap tutorials from makoccino!

Beat the heat & get crafty inside this weekend with these Fun DIY soap tutorials!

Learn how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps and DIY Emoji Soaps with these fun DIY soap tutorials from makoccino!

DIY Lemon Soap

This fun DIY soap tutorial from makoccino will show you how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps. You can also use the same soapmaking tutorial to create other DIY Citrus Slice Soaps like oranges and limes!

For this project you’ll need both clear and white melt and pour soap bases, round molds in different sizes or a cookie cutter, yellow soap colorant and lemon essential oil. (I recommend using 12 drops of essential oil for every ounce of soap. For larger batches of soap, use .05%.)

DIY Emoji Soap

This next soapmaking video tutorial from makoccino shows you how to make your own DIY Emoji Soaps!  Made using water soluble paper, simply download the graphic images (provided in the description of this soapmaking tutorial here) and print them onto the water soluble paper using your inkjet printer.

Don’t want to make emoji soaps? You can use any image of you like for these fun DIY soaps. These would be great as party favors for themed parties, especially birthday parties. Think Pokemon images for a kids’ Pokemon themed birthday party!

Looking for Pokemon inspired bath and body video tutorials? Be sure to visit this blog post to learn how to make your own DIY Pokemon Pokeball Bath Bombs and DIY Pokemon Pokeball Soaps for your Pokemon Go fans!

For more fun DIY soap tutorials, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest. (You can also follow this group Soap-making Pinterest board.) And for even more fun DIY ideas, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Blog Lovin’.

Pokemon Inspired Bath and Body Video Tutorials

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Whether you're a Pokemon Go fan are have Pokemon Go fans at home, these Pokemon inspired video tutorials for making your own Pokemon Pokeball Soaps and Pokemon Pokeball Bath Bombs mean more fun for the entire family.

Whether you’re a Pokemon Go fan are have Pokemon Go fans at home, these Pokemon inspired video tutorials for making your own Pokemon Pokeball Soaps and Pokemon Pokeball Bath Bombs mean more fun for the entire family.

Pokemon Inspired Bath & Body Video Tutorials

These DIY Pokeball Pokemon inspired soaps are sure to make bath time more fun the kids. Watch this video tutorial from Describe in One Word DIY’s to learn how it’s done. Then for more melt and pour soap recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

Even if you don’t have Pokemon fever you may still get a kick from this DIY Pokemon inspired Bath Bomb tutorial. Make taking a break from Pokemon Go almost as much fun as playing with this video tutorial from SofiaStyled. Then be sure to check out more homemade bath bomb recipes from Soap Deli News blog here.

And, while not Pokemon inspired, you may also like this video tutorial from Describe in One Word DIY’s for making your own DIY Chocolate Bath Bombs.

If you are also a Star Wars fan by chance, then be sure to check out my Star Wars inspired bath and body recipes here. You’ll find several bath and body recipes for making your own natural baking soda free spray on and stick deodorants with fun printable labels as well recipes for melt and pour soap and jelly soap!

Of course, to make all of wonderful bath and body products, it will require you to put down your phone and stop playing Pokemon Go for at least an hour or so to give you time to prep, create and clean up. Of course, you can also always hold out for a rainy day.

For even more ideas and bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.

Homemade Hidden Flower Soap & Salt Scrub DIY

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Homemade Mother's Day Gift Idea - Handmade Flower Soap RecipeLooking for a fun craft project you can make and gift for Mother’s Day? My DIY homemade hidden flower soaps are sure to be a hit with mom! This lovely layered soap reveals a pretty flower as it’s used while the bottom of the soap is an exfoliating salt scrub that’s perfect for all of those rough skin areas!

Homemade Soap Recipe - DIY Hidden Flower Soap and Salt Scrub - Handmade Mother's Day Gift IdeaDIY Hidden Flower Soap & Salt Scrub Recipe

 

What you need:

Silikomart Silicone Chocolate Flower Mold
Eight empty and washed single serving ice cream containers or Silicone Baking Cups
Large glass measuring cup
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipette
Digital Kitchen Scale
Utensils

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. fragrance oil of choice (or 3/4 oz. essential oil)
liquid soap dyes or powdered soap pigments, your choice
2 Tablespoons Pink Himalayan Salt
4 Tablespoons Dead Sea Salt
6 Tablespoons Epsom Salts

 

Directions:

You’ll start by making your flower soaps for inside the soap bars. These are cute on their own to gift in a bag or clear container as well, so don’t feel like you have to make them just for this project. To make the flowers you will combine 3 oz. of your melt and pour soap base and one ml of your fragrance oil (1/2 ml essential oil.)

Cut your melt and pour soap base into chunksStart by cutting your melt and pour soap base into chunks, then using your digital scale, weight out 3oz. of soap. Place into a large glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave. Don’t let your base boil. As microwave heating times vary, start with 30 seconds and continue melting in 30 second increments until fully melted. Once melted, add a few drops of liquid soap dye or a pinch of oxide or ultramarine powdered soap pigment and mix thoroughly. Now measure out 1ml of fragrance oil using your plastic pipette and add to the colored soap base. Stir well. (I used a White Tea & Ginger Fragrance Oil for my soaps and used an orchid (pink) ultramarine water soluble pigment powder as it is what I had on hand. Liquid soap dyes are much easier to incorporate into your soap base, however.)

Crafting homemade flower soapsFor ease of transfer, you’ll want to place your mold onto a flat plate or small cutting board before pouring the soap. Now slowly pour the soap into your flower silicone mold. The soap will fill eight of the flower shaped cavities. Once you’ve poured your flowers in the mold, place the mold in the freezer until the flowers have hardened.

How to make homemade melt and pour soapOnce your flowers have hardened, remove them from the mold by carefully pushing them out. Now, you’ll make the next layer of your soap bar. Cut and weigh out 18oz. of your soap base and melt in the microwave. Then weigh out 1oz. of fragrance oil (or 1/2 oz. of essential oil) and stir into your soap base. Place one soap flower face down into each of your ice cream cup molds or silicone cupcake molds. Now slowly pour your soap base over top of and around the flower.

If you want to leave this layer of your soap white, then fill all all of the molds evenly the rest of the way. I chose, however, to make another layer of color. Therefore, I poured my soap base up to about half of the height of the flower and then placed the soaps in the freezer to harden. I then added my pigment to the remaining soap base – I used a violet ultramarine pigment – and mixed thoroughly. Once the soaps had hardened, I removed them from the freezer and poured the remaining soap on top, so that each mold was filled to the same level. I then placed the soap filled molds in the freezer again to speed up the process.

Homemade Salt Scrub Soap DIYWhile my soaps were hardening, I mixed together my final layer and bottom layer of soap. This bottom layer will serve as the exfoliating salt scrub layer of soap. For this layer I weighed out 9oz. of soap and 1/2oz. of fragrance oil (or 1/4 oz. essential oil.) I melted and mixed them together along with a yellow oxide pigment powder. Next, I mixed in 2 Tablespoons of Himalayan Pink Salt, 4 Tablespoons of fine Dead Sea Salt, and 6 Tablespoons of Epsom Salt. I let this solidify slightly, then scooped it into my molds once the other layers of soap had hardened completely. I then placed the soap filled molds back into the freezer, to complete the process.

Homemade Soap and Salt Scrub Combo Bars for Mother's DayOnce your soaps have hardened fully you’ll need to remove them from the molds. If you used paper ice cream cups as molds, simply use a pair of scissors to cut a notch in the top edge then tear away the paper from the soap. If you used silicone molds, simply turn the soaps out of the molds.

Homemade Mother's Day Gift Idea - Hidden Flower Soap and Salt Scrub RecipeNow wrap your finished soaps tightly in plastic cling film and add them to your homemade Mother’s Day gift basket for gifting! As you can see the flower the flower at this stage is slightly hidden beneath the surface.

Homemade Flower Soap for Mother's DayAs the soap is used, the flower becomes completely revealed. Mom can wash with the flower side of the soap, and then scrub rough elbows and feet with the bottom, salt scrub side of the soap!

Easy Kids Craft Project: DIY Handmade Soap for Mother’s Day

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Happen to have lots of leftover soap slivers? Don’t throw them out! Use them to craft new soaps. Here’s an easy handmade soap project you do on a weekend afternoon with the kids with quick results from left over glycerin soap slivers and a bit of new melt and pour soap. These soaps are quick and easy and make a fun kids’ project or a simple Mother’s Day gift that kids can craft mostly themselves depending on their age. (Be sure to always provide age appropriate adult supervision.)

What you’ll need:

leftover glycerin soap slivers
melt and pour soap base of choice
peppermint essential oil
mixing spoon
glass measuring cup
knife
containers to use as molds
plastic wrap

Directions:

1. Cut your left over soap slivers into small chunks.

2. Line your containers you’ll be using as molds with plastic wrap. I used lids to some of my pottery dishes. But you can also use muffins tins or cups. Just be sure the opening of the container is slightly wider than the base, otherwise it will be difficult to get the soap out!

3. Place an assortment of your soap chunks from your leftover soaps in the lined molds.

4. Cut up some fresh melt and pour glycerin soap base into chunks. I used a natural, opaque shea butter glycerin melt and pour soap base. The amount is up to you based on how many smaller soaps you want to create. Take note of how much soap you are using however, by weighing out the soap either before or after you cut it into chunks. This will determine how much fragrance to use.

5. Melt your uncolored, unscented soap base in a glass measuring cup or other glass container in the microwave. Don’t let the base boil.

6. Mix the melted soap base to be sure it’s melted through. Measure out your peppermint essential oil for fragrance. The essential oil should equal 2% by weight of the total amount of your soap base by weight. This makes for a great math lesson for the kids! Note that you can use any fragrance you like, but I like to use peppermint as it tends to mix well with almost any fragrance that may still be left in your cut up, leftover soap chunks. Plus it’s a refreshing scent most people like and it’s great for circulation! Use tripled distilled or Japanese peppermint essential oil for a more peppermint candy like scent rather than a medicinal fragrance. Mix the peppermint essential oil into the soap base and stir well.

7. Pour the peppermint scented soap base into the molds over top of your leftover, colored soap chunks. If you’d like your chunks to “float” within the soaps you’ll need to use a suspension soap base. However, you probably won’t need a suspension soap base unless you are using a larger mold like a loaf mold.

8. Place your soaps in the molds in the freezer for about a half hour. (Not necessary, but they will solidify faster this way and the kids won’t have to wait as long!)

9. Remove from the soaps from the molds once solidified and peel away the plastic film. Use immediately in your shower or by the sink. Or wrap tightly in plastic film to store for use later or so the kids can gift to friends and family.

If you don’t have leftover glycerin soaps, you can use soap slivers from your regular bath soap or cold process handmade soaps. This process is known as rebatching or handmilling soap and involves grating the leftover soap slivers and combining with a bit of milk or water in a pan over heat on the stove top or in an oven. This process is a great way to use up leftover soap bits, but it does take some time for the excess water to evaporate from your bars before use. You can find instructions on how to make handmilled soap here.

For more on making melt and pour soaps, be sure to check out Lisa Maliga’s The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap – Lisa Maliga’s The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting

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Learning a new craft for the first time can be a daunting task sometimes filled with a lot of trial and error – especially if it’s a craft you are teaching yourself. Making handmade soap, especially, can be confusing and sometimes unsuccessful your first try if you don’t have the proper knowledge or someone knowledgeable in the field to lend a hand. When I first started making soaps, I made melt and pour soaps. While chemically simpler than making cold process soaps, they can still provide a unique challenge as far as the ingredients you may wish to include in your soaps and the coloring, design and even the unmolding of your creations. Fortunately, if you’re giving melt and pour soapmaking a first time try there are many valuable resources available to you. One of my favorite resources is the book, The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting by Lisa Maliga.Had this book existed the first time I melted cubes of soap, color and fragrance in my microwave, I definitely would have had more successful trials and less error. But now that it’s been written, it’s one book you’re sure to want to add to your collection for future reference and research into this exciting craft.

What I like best about this book is how comprehensive it is overall. It starts small with many of the basics some instructional guides tend to skip over or breeze through, and expands on the information as you progress. It includes instructions on not only the best way to make your soaps, but what equipment to use for the greatest product results. This helpful how to soapmaking book covers everything from choosing your soap base and molds to adding fragrances, herbs, and color. There’s also information for labeling and packaging your soaps for those wanting to give their end product as gifts or those considering starting their own business.

I was extra excited that Lisa shares her soap secrets in this book. There are a few tips in this book that I learned the hard way on my own which resulted in a disappointing soap. While still usable, it wasn’t pretty. Had I known that lavender buds in melt and pour soaps will discolor the entire bar of soap brown before I made my first lavender scented melt and pour soap, I would have not ended up with some very ugly soap bars. Luckily, Lisa shares her tips on what not to add to melt and pour soaps due to the unflattering results as well as what additives you can use and the results you can expect. Additionally Lisa provides very thorough information on buying fragrance and essential oils, the differences between various methods used to obtain essential oils, and blending tips for creating your own unique scents. There’s also an explanation of the benefits of the various oils, herbs and other additives you may choose to use in your melt and pour soap and a how to on colorants. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find over 85 melt and pour soap recipes you can try out for yourself – from a simple one color-one fragrance recipe to more advanced soap recipes with multiple colors, soap embeds and additional, creative ingredients.

Lisa’s book definitely makes melt and pour soapmaking a rewarding experience for the novice soapmaker. So if you’re just getting started in melt and pour soapmaking or just need a little extra help getting to where you need to be, definitely invest in the book The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting by Lisa Maliga– a hundred and thirty-four pages chock full of information you’ll reference time and again and even includes a list of melt and pour soap suppliers. Buy it and you’ll be making Lisa’s Lentil Bliss Shampoo Bars and Vanilla Bean Speckles Soaps in no time. And not long after, you’re sure to have your own unique recipes under you belt!

This book is available for $5.99 through Amazon.com.