Beautiful Bold DIY Cream Eyeshadows to Rock This Halloween

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DIY Cream Eyeshadows! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

If you love makeup as much as I do, then you’re going to LOVE these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly biodegradable glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you’ve made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too! Keep reading to learn how to make two beautiful and bold DIY cream eyeshadows to rock this Halloween – or whenever you’re feeling frisky!

DIY Cream Eyeshadows! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

Why Cream Eyeshadow?

Life is hectic. We have families and friends and work relationships. Some of us even have kids. And, if you’re like me, there a LOT of days you find yourself juggling to fit everyone and everything in while still taking time out for yourself. Personally, one of the ways I take time out for me is by simply putting on makeup. Just the process helps me on days I’m feeling blah and overstressed. Plus the fun colors give my mood a lift.

Plant based makeup is the new trend. However, you don't have to spend a fortune investing in premiere brand natural cosmetics to get it. Instead, try making your own! Simply start with a few natural ingredients and add micas to create your own custom colored makeup sticks! 

When I’m short on time I find that multi-purpose 3-in-1 and even 4-in-1 products not only speeds up my makeup application when I’m under a time crunch, but they’re a lot easier to take on the go! My cream eyeshadow is one of those handy dandy multipurpose products. If you enjoyed my recipes for my All-in-One Beauty Stick for Lips, Eyes & Cheeks and my Rose Scented 4-in-1 All Over Cream Beauty Stick, then you’re going to love these cream eyeshadows! You can find two awesome DIY cream eyeshadow recipes below along with some great tips on getting the most out of these homemade cosmetics.

DIY Cream Eyeshadows for Unicorn Lovers! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

DIY Cream Eyeshadows

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.5 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined rosehip seed oil
3 drops vitamin E oil
(plus one of the color choices below)

Mermaid Cream Eyeshadow Colorants:

.25 oz. cellini blue mica powder (or similar)
.25 oz. mermaid bio glitter

Unicorn Cream Eyeshadow Colorants:

.25 oz. party pink mica powder (or similar)
.25 oz. unicorn bio glitter

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the beeswax and shea butter. Combine in a glass scientific beaker then heat in the microwave at 30% power until melted. Alternately you can also use a double boiler.

Next, weigh out the rosehip seed oil and stir into the melted wax and butter. Follow with a few drops of Vitamin E oil. Mix well.

Depending on which eyeshadow color you’d like to make, weigh out the mica and glitter into a separate container and mix well so that the glitter is distributed evenly throughout the mica. (I specifically chose cosmetic mica powders that were both lip and eye safe so that my DIY cream eyeshadows could also be used on lips. Don’t be afraid to switch up mica and glitter colors to create your own unique cream eyeshadow colors!)

Mix the mica and bio glitter mixture into the melted wax, butter and oil using a wooden skewer or similar. As the cream eyeshadow base starts to thicken, mix again so the that the mica and glitter that have sunk to the bottom are mixed throughout the entire base. Once the eyeshadow is creamy and no longer a liquid, mix again to ensure the colorants are evenly distributed.

Now scoop or spoon your DIY cream eyeshadows into your containers of choice. I used BPA free 5 gram lip balm pots for my cream eyeshadows.

Allow the eyeshadows to finish setting up, then screw on the lids. Once I made my DIY cream eyeshadows I decorated the lids by glueing on kawaii bunny cabochons with E6000 craft glue. This is a simple and fun way to dress up your eyeshadow containers for gift giving.

After 24 hours have passed, your DIY cream eyeshadows are ready to use!

DIY Cream Eyeshadows! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

Tips for Using Your DIY Cream Eyeshadows

You’ll find that your super pigmented cream eyeshadows allow for quicker application than powder eyeshadows, saving you time.

For best results, use a synthetic eyeshadow brush for application in order to avoid the streaking you can get when using your fingers. Follow with a complimentary powder shadow or finishing powder or even a powder highlighter to set your shadow so it doesn’t transfer.

Don’t feel confined to use your new cream eyeshadows just as an eyeshadow! These DIY cream eyeshadows can also be used as a primer for glitter as well as powder eyeshadows for a super custom look. Alternately you can also use your cream eyeshadows as smooth gel-like eyeliners, blush and even lipstick! So don’t be afraid to play with colors and looks – especially if you plan to rock your new cream eyeshadows as part of your Halloween look!

DIY Cotton Candy Cream Eyeshadows! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

If you make my DIY cream eyeshadows, I’d love to know! So be sure to share photos of you rocking your amazing cream eyeshadows or photos of the products you made using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram.

For more beauty recipes like this one, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on all of your favorite social media platforms including G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Magical Skin Care Recipes for Your Inner Child

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Unicorns, mermaids and fairies, oh my! Here are ten magical skin care recipes that will bring out your inner child!

Unicorns, mermaids and fairies, oh my! Ten magical skin care recipes that will bring out your inner child! Fun soap tutorials, glitter lip balm and more!

Magical Skin Care Recipes

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! Find this soapmaking tutorial here.

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance!

DIY Unicorn Balm

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Get the magical unicorn rainbow poop inspired recipe here.

Moon Cake Bubble Bar Recipe! Learn how to create your own magical, fairy dusted moon cake bubble bars! This sweetly scented moon cake bubble bar recipe yields nine amazing glittery pink bubble bars for a massive bubble filled bath. Sip on a glass of prosecco in the tub while enjoy a relaxing bath that takes you back to those carefree days of your childhood!

Fairy Dusted Moon Cake Bubble Bar Recipe

Learn how to create your own magical, fairy dusted moon cake bubble bars! This sweetly scented moon cake bubble bar recipe yields nine amazing glittery pink bubble bars for a massive bubble filled bath. Get the recipe here.

Rainbow Moldable Sugar Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this fun sparkly, glittery rainbow moldable sugar scrub with my original semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Unicorn Rainbow Poop Sugar Scrub Recipe

Learn how to make this fun sparkly and unicorn inspired rainbow moldable sugar scrub! The semi-solid moldable sugar scrub recipe lets kids mold and shape this scrub in the tub before washing! Get the recipe here.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe

Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells. Find this magical bath bomb recipe here.

Magical Fairy Glitter Gloss Recipe! Learn how to make this fun, rose lemonade scented fairy glitter gloss! This fairy inspired homemade glitter lip gloss recipe is not only a snap to make, but it'll remind you that yes, there is magic still left in the world!

Magical Fairy Glitter Gloss Recipe

Learn how to make this fun, rose lemonade scented fairy glitter gloss! This fairy inspired homemade glitter lip gloss recipe is not only a snap to make, but it’ll remind you that yes, there is magic still left in the world! Get your glitter infusion with this magical recipe here.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Made using melt and pour soap bases, my unicorn macaron soap tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own unicorn macaron soaps! Just melt, pour then paint your soaps for a sweet homemade gift! Find this soapmaking tutorial here.

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow Trio

Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that’s perfect for eyes. Once you’ve mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors! Learn how here.

Unicorn Glitter Butter! This magical unicorn glitter butter recipe is perfect for parties and summer festivals! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it's applied!

Unicorn Glitter Butter Recipe

This magical unicorn glitter butter recipe is perfect for parties and summer festivals! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it’s applied! Find this magical recipe here.

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray DIY

This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair! Find this magical DIY here.

For more of my skin care recipes be sure to visit my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board. You can also follow me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe

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This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it on hair for extra shine!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

No one wants to douse themselves in heavy, greasy feeling oils, especially in summer. So I formulated my mermaid shimmer body spray as a dry oil body spray. It sprays on and absorbs quickly so there’s greasy after feel. What’s left behind is soft, shimmering skin and a lovely fragrance!

Even better, this mermaid shimmer body spray is super easy to make. Just weigh, measure and mix the ingredients. Your final product is then ready in under ten minutes!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

.5 oz. rosehip seed oil
1 oz. clear jojoba oil
1.25 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
.1 oz. skin safe fragrance oil
2 mL vitamin E oil (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cellini blue mica powder (or similar)
4 teaspoons super pearly white mica powder

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale and a set of measuring spoons for my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe. You’ll also need a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the vitamin E oil.

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Begin by weighing out the rosehip seed oil, jojoba  oil, fractionated coconut oil and apricot kernel oil. Combine in a glass beaker or a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Now weigh out your fragrance oil of choice and mix into the container of oils. I used a Citrus Blossoms & Heliotrope fragrance oil for my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the vitamin E oil and stir in. (Learn more about vitamin E oil and its use in DIY skin care here.)

Next, using a teaspoon measurement, measure out the micas and add to the oils. Stir vigorously until the mica is fully incorporated into the dry body oil base. There shouldn’t be any clumps and the color should be uniform throughout.

Note: Swap out the cellini blue mica for another color to customize the final color of your mermaid shimmer body spray! And don’t worry. This color won’t translate onto your skin.

Tip: If you’d also like to include glitter in your mermaid shimmer body spray, you can add glitter as well. However, you’ll need a very fine glitter that is .004″ in size so it doesn’t clog the sprayer.

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Once combined, use a funnel to fill one 4 oz. bottle with a mist sprayer. (I used the 4 oz. Frosted PET Cosmo Round Bottles with White Fine Mist Sprayers and Brushed Aluminum Collars from SKS Bottle & Packaging found here.)

Screw on the sprayer then label your bottle as desired for personal use or gifting. (I made a sticker for mine by printing mermaid cat clipart from LePetite Market onto sticker paper.)

If you’d rather make my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe to sell, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. 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.

To use, simply shake the bottle to remix the ingredients (the mica will settle) then spray onto skin and massage in.

Unicorn Glitter Butter! This magical unicorn glitter butter recipe is perfect for parties and summer festivals! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it's applied!

If you enjoyed this recipe, then you may like these other magical recipes including my unicorn glitter butter recipe, my DIY unicorn pressed eyeshadow tri-color palette, this easy DIY unicorn body glitter, my upcycled unicorn party hats, this unicorn macaron soap tutorial, my unicorn inspired rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe, this multicolored DIY unicorn balm, my mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe, and my mermaid soap tutorial.

Also be sure to follow me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Did you make my mermaid shimmer body spray recipe? Share your finished product with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram!


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Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe

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Learn how to make a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual! This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

When placed in water, your mermaid lagoon bath bomb will spin, fizz and sparkle releasing a beautiful blue color, eco-friendly rainbow glitter and skin loving ingredients including kelp powder, oat butter and coconut oil. The cocoa butter shell will also gradually melt in warm bath water as it releases from your mermaid lagoon bath bomb enveloping you with it’s skin nourishing properties.

Ready to create your own fun mermaid lagoon bath bomb but have had trouble making your own homemade bath bombs in the past? Not to worry. I created my mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe with ingredients to help your bath bombs stay together even in humid conditions! Keep reading to learn how to them!

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

9 oz. baking soda
5 oz. citric acid
.5 oz. SLSA
.5 oz. kelp powder
.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.5 oz. oat butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter or kokum butter
.05 oz. (about 1 Tbs) blue 1 lake dye powder
.6 oz. (about 2 Tbs) fine silver (or rainbow) biodegradable cosmetic glitter
.2 oz. polysorbate 80
.25 oz. cyclamen & citron fragrance oil (or scent of choice)
additional cocoa butter or kokum butter (for seashell embeds)

Instructions:

You’ll begin by creating your seashell embeds. I used a Wilton seashore silicone mold. However, if you aren’t able to find one, you can use another seashell silicone mold of your choice. Begin by melting a small amount of cocoa butter by placing it in the microwave and heating at 40% power until melted. (Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.)

If you are using the Wilton mold, you will need .75 oz. (by weight) to fill each of the two shell cavities in your mold. Otherwise, melt enough cocoa butter to fill two of the shell cavities in your alternate mold. Then pour the melted cocoa butter into the mold cavities. (If you’ve melted too much cocoa butter, simply fill additional mold cavities as needed and you can use the cocoa butter for other projects later on.)

Once the cocoa butter solidifies in the mold, remove the seashells from the mold and set aside.

You’ll next mix the ingredients together that will form your mermaid lagoon bath bombs.

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the dry ingredients into a large glass bowl or large Pyrex measuring cup. This includes the baking soda, citric acid, SLSA, kelp powder, kaolin clay, lake blue dye and the glitter. (For safety please wear a face mask when working with the SLSA as it’s an airborne ingredient that is easily inhaled into your mouth and nose.)

Combine the dry ingredients using a fork until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. Set aside.

Now weigh out .5 oz. of cocoa butter into a separate, large glass bowl or similar. Heat in the microwave at 40% power until melted.

Remove from heat and weigh out the coconut oil and oat butter. (You can substitute the oat butter with another hydrogenated butter if desired.) Stir these ingredients into the melted cocoa butter until they have melted.

Follow with the polysorbate 80 (which helps to prevent bathtub rings from the color used) and the fragrance oil, weighing them first so you are adding the correct amount. Mix into the melted butters and coconut oil.

Now pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing with a fork as you go. Once the wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated you are ready to form your first mermaid lagoon bath bomb.

To do this, place one of your cocoa butter seashells into one side of a 2.75″ bath bomb mold. Follow with the bath bomb mixture you just made, loosely piling the ingredients into the mold half so it’s a rounded mound. Don’t press the mixture into this half. If you do, your two sides won’t stick together.

Next fill the matching half to the mold half you just filled with the blue bath bomb mixture in the same way.

Now quickly and precisely as you are able, press the two halves of your bath bomb mold together as firmly as you can. If you aren’t able to get the two halves of the mold to snap together – I usually can’t – you can tape them together to ensure the mold stays in place with a bit of masking tape.

Now repeat this same process with a second mold set.

Set your filled mermaid lagoon bath bomb molds aside in a cool, dry location.

After two days, you’re ready to unmold your bath bombs! (Technically you can unmold your bath bomb sooner, but I like to leave mine alone an extra day just to be on the safe side!)

Once you’ve unmolded each mermaid lagoon bath bomb, you are ready to decorate the embedded seashells!

To do this, first lightly brush off any loose or excess bath bomb material from the center of the bombs where the two halves of your mold met as well as around the shells.

Now, mix a small amount of mica powder with 99% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol until it’s the consistency of paint and flows smoothly off a small craft paintbrush. (I used a pearl shimmer and a gold sparkle mica mixing each one separately and then layered them as desired onto the shells.)

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Once you have your desired look and while the mica “paint” is still slightly damp, sprinkle a bit of your fine eco-glitter onto the shells of each  mermaid lagoon bath bomb.

Your bath bombs are now complete! All that’s left is to wrap each of your mermaid lagoon bath bombs tightly in foodservice film or some other airtight packaging of your choice.

Be sure to use your mermaid lagoon bath bombs within a few months for best results as citric acid begins to lose it’s potency once exposed to air.

If you plan to sell your mermaid lagoon bath bombs, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. 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.

It is important to note that, as this product contains SLSA, it is considered a foaming detergent bath product. As such labeling requires an additional caution to be printed on the label unless it states that the product is for adult use only. This is in addition to the ingredient list and directions for use and other information required for cosmetic labeling.

FDA information on labeling foaming detergent bath products ie. bath bombs and/or bubble bar with SLSA.

Above is a screenshot of this requirement from the FDA website for cosmetic labeling regulations regarding this product.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

For more homemade bath bomb recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here. Not quite ready to make your own homemade bath bombs? You can shop from among a huge assortment of homemade bath bombs on Etsy here.

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

If you like my mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe, then you’ll also want to check out my mermaid soap! You’ll make waves with my fun mermaid soap tutorial that walks you through the process of using melt and pour soap bases and mica colorants to create your very own mermaid soap! Find the tutorial here.

To discover even more of my homemade bath and body recipes as well as others from around the web, be sure to follow my Pinterest boards. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

And, if you make homemade soaps or bath & body products, be sure to add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured! I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my (semi-regular) weekend wrap up posts!


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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.

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