Shark Attack Soap DIY for Fish Fans & Ocean Lovers

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Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you’re celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone’s bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

14 oz. Stephenson suspending soap base
1 oz. white melt & pour soap base
crimson sparkle soap color bar
.4 oz. fragrance oil (of choice)
blue soap colorant (of choice)
biodegradable cosmetic glitter(s)
miniature toy rubber sharks
6 cavity rectangle silicone soap mold
99% isopropyl alcohol (in a spray bottle)

Instructions:

This shark attack soap recipe yields four homemade soap bars weighing approximately 4 oz. each.

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out 1 oz. of the suspension soap base. Cut into chunks then place inside a small glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass scientific beaker. Heat in the microwave about 15-20 seconds or until melted.

Now stir in a small corner of the crimson sparkle soap color bar until it melts completely. (Alternately you can also use a liquid red soap colorant or mica to suit and add a dash of fine biodegradable cosmetic glitter in your color of choice.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Using a sturdy book or similar item, prop your soap mold up at angle, then evenly pour the soap into two of the cavities of your soap mold. Place two of your miniature rubber sharks in each of the cavities so they are sitting side by side.

Once the soap hardens remove the soaps from the mold and cut each soap lengthwise between the sharks.

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Now weigh out 5 oz. of the suspending soap base and cut into chunks. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring after each heating. Once melted, add a blue soap colorant and glitter of your choice to suit and stir to combine. Then weigh out .15 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap.

Pour the soap evenly into four of your mold’s cavities.

Once the soap has hardened, weigh out 5 more oz. of the suspension soap base. Cut into chunks and heat until  melted, then add a second blue soap colorant and glitter to suit, along with .15 oz. of fragrance oil. Stir to combine then spritz the tops of the soaps in your mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol (in a spray bottle) and pour the soap you just made evenly into each of the four soap cavities (on top of the soap you poured previously.)

Allow the second layer of soap to cool slightly but not fully harden. Then weigh out 3 oz. of the suspension soap base along with 1 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Add a blue soap colorant to suit along with a white iridescent glitter (optional) and .1 oz. fragrance oil. (The fragrance oil I used had a yellow cast so it added some green to this layer. If your fragrance oil is clear and you want a bit of green, you can add a touch of yellow soap colorant to suit.) Stir well to combine.

Now spritz the top of the soap in the mold and pour the third layer of soap on top of the second layer. Then gently swirl the second and third layers with a chopstick or utensil.

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Once you’ve achieved your desired look, carefully place one shark soap into each of the four cavities of your mold so that the shark toys are positioned at the top edge of the mold and the red soap bottom is positioned toward the middle of each cavity. (You can set the soap on the top edge of the mold where the shark is to help keep the shark soap in place.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Allow each of your shark attack soaps to fully harden then unmold. Using a utensil of your choice, gently remove some of the soap from around each shark to reveal the red soap.

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Your shark attack soap bars are now complete! Simply wrap your soaps in foodservice film to store prior to use or for gifting.

If you want to craft these fun shark attack soaps to sell, you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your product. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your products.

If you make your own DIY shark attack soap, I’d love to see how yours turn out! So be sure to tag the soaps you make using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff when you share them on instagram so I can take a peek!

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DIY Poop Emoji Bubble Bars

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These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting. Discover the recipe to make your own DIY poop emoji bubble bars now at Soap Deli News blog! (Just click through!)

I created my own bubble bar recipe from scratch for these DIY poop emoji bubble bars and used unsweetened cocoa powder for the poop color. I then scented it with a prosecco cupcake fragrance oil that blended nicely with the natural scent of cocoa butter once heated with warm bath water. It took me a while to find the right consistency to get these to roll out and sit up without sinking, but the final version of my recipe yields a bubble bar dough that’s easy to mold and shape.

These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

These poop emoji bubble bars are loads of fun for squishing into oblivion under warm running bath water and there’s no worry about it staining your tub. You’ll find the my poop emoji bubble bars create dense, smaller bubbles over larger sized bubbles. So if that’s not your preference, feel free to incorporate this idea into your own favorite bubble bar recipe.

These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.

Poop Emoji Bubble Bars Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. vegetable glycerin
.5 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
3 oz. ultra refined high melt point shea butter
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.25 oz. xanthan gum powder
4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. citric acid
5 oz. SLSA
.75 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder
.5 oz. cream of tartar
.1 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. aloe vera oil
.2 oz. Prosecco Cupcake fragrance oil

clear melt and pour soap base
white melt and pour soap base
candy eyes

Instructions:

My poop emoji bubble bars recipe will yield three large bubble bars or six small ones. You will need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients. (I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or bowl. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted, about 4 minutes.

Now weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted butters and wax until it dissolves.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Next weigh out the SLSA (you may want to wear a mask for this step as the particles can cause coughing when airborne), baking soda, citric acid cocoa powder and cream of tartar into a separate container. Mix well so all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Weigh out the remaining wet ingredients – the glycerin, castor oil, aloe vera oil and the fragrance oil – and stir into your melted butters and wax. (Please note that aloe vera oil is an oil and NOT the same thing as aloe vera gel.)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Now mix your wet and dry ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined to create your bubble bar dough.

Refrigerate the dough for your emoji poop bubble bars for about ten minutes.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a silpat non-stick baking silicone mat. This makes a wonderful work surface.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Now divide the bubble bar dough into three balls. (If you wish to make six small emoji poop bubble bars, divide into six balls.)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Roll each ball out into a long log.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Then twist the bubble dough around into a poop like shape starting with a wide base and circling up to a smaller top.

Place your poop emoji bubble bars back in the refrigerator for an additional ten minutes, then remove and apply the eyes and smiles!

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

To create eyes for your poop emoji bubble bars, melt a small amount of clear melt and pour soap base in a container, then dip each of the backs of your candy eyes into the melted soap. Use the soap to adhere the eyes to your poop emoji bubble bars one at a time.

I found candy eyes in the cake decorating section of the grocery store, however craft stores are likely to have these as well. You can choose from small candy eyes like I used, jumbo candy eyes, candy eyes with eyelashes or Wilton also makes a set of candy eyes with candy mustaches, candy teeth and candy lips.

Learn how to make poop emoji bubble bars with an original bubble bar recipe from Soap Deli News blog! (Click through for the recipe now!)

Now melt a small amount of white melt and pour soap base and pour into a shallow plastic container lid. Don’t pour it too hot as you don’t want the soap to melt the plastic. The goal is to create a thin sheet of melt and pour soap.

Using a knife or scissors cut out the expressions and smiles for your emoji poop bubble bars. (Alternately you can use candy teeth, lips and mustaches.)

Reheat the clear melt and pour soap base and carefully dip the backs of the white soap expressions into the melted base, then adhere the smiles and such to your poop emoji bubble bars as desired.

DIY Emoji Poop Bubble Bars

Discover my DIY for my poop emoji bubble bars at Soap Deli News blog here: http://soapdelinews.com/2017/03/diy-poop-emoji-bubble-bars.html

Posted by Rebecca D. Dillon on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Allow your poop emoji bubble bars to dry several days then package as desired for personal use or gifting!

These DIY emoji poop bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting. Discover the recipe to make your own emoji poop bubble bars now at Soap Deli News blog! (Just click through!)

To use crumble and squish your poop emoji bubble bars under warm running bath water for rich bubbles galore! (This is a shot of the bubbles going down the drain.)

Poop Emoji Bubble Bar from Olive Juice Sweet Pea on Etsy

If you love my DIY poop emoji bubble bars but don’t want to make your own, you can find a variation of these from Olive Juice Sweet Pea on Etsy. Her poop emoji bubble bars contain different ingredients than my recipe, but they are still adorable! And there’s glitter! Additionally, you can also choose the scent and color for these poop emoji bubble bars. Buy them here.

You can also find poop emoji soap and poop emoji cupcake soap on Etsy.

If you plan to make my DIY poop emoji bubble bars 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.

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.

For more recipes like my DIY poop emoji bubble bars as well as other homemade bath and body and soap recipes, be sure to check out my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find 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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Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial – DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap for Kids

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This melt and pour soap tutorial for making your own DIY goldfish in a bag soap not only makes a super cute gift for kids but is also perfect for DIY party favors. While they look easy to make, these soaps are actually a bit tricky to perfect.

How to Make Goldfish Soaps in a Bag - DIY Melt and Pour Soapmaking Tutorial

I recommend buying more materials than you think you’ll need and be prepared to exercise a bit of patience. It took me more than a few tries to get these adorable fish in a bag soaps just right.

Ready for the challenge? First a few tips.

Stick with a clear suspension soap base over a traditional melt and pour soap base for less frustration and fish that stay put without having to pour the soap in layers. I tried both and the suspension soap base made this soapmaking project much much easier.

Don’t overheat your soap! If it’s too hot your bag could leak and getting that fish to stay where you want him will take longer. You also need to keep your suspension soap base below 160°F to keep it at its peak performance.

Use clear cello bags NOT candy making bags. The plastic is very different and the candy treat bags will melt under the heat of the liquified soap base.

Make sure you have clean hands before you handle the cello bags. The tiniest bit of soap residue on your fingers means residue on the cello bag.

Allow yourself plenty of time to make these. If you try to rush it and it doesn’t work out the first few goes, the frustration of a deadline will only make this project harder and it’s probably going to raise your blood pressure. I worked on this for several days to get it just right and had to switch my soap base and my bags.

While you may be tempted, don’t spray the top of this soap once it’s in the bag to knock off any air bubbles on the top. The alcohol will leave an unsightly residue on the bag. Besides, fish like to make bubbles!

Make these one at a time. If you try to make more than one at a time – at least starting out – you’re going to get overwhelmed with the details of pouring the soap without getting drips on the sides of the bag or fish that end up upside down. Plus, you really want the lowest temps possible for the soap base so making them one at a time is ideal.

Here’s how you make them.

DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.5 oz. clear melt and pour suspension soap base
.15 oz. fragrance oil of choice

Tools and Supplies:

vinyl goldfish
2.5″ x 2″ x 6″ crystal clear cello bags
Pyrex measuring cup
microwave or double boiler
baker’s twine or ribbon
plastic transfer pipette
utensil for stirring
digital scale

Instructions:

This recipe yields one DIY goldfish in a bag soap.

How to Make Melt and Pour Goldfish in a Bag Soaps

Begin by weighing out the suspension soap base. Cut it into small chunks – so it melts more quickly at a lower temperature – and heat at 50% power in the microwave until almost completely melted through. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.) Watch the soap carefully so it doesn’t overheat. If it starts to bubble, remove it immediately from the heat source to avoid overheating.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil using the plastic transfer pipette to add the fragrance directly to the soap base. (Be sure to choose a fragrance oil without vanilla content to keep your soap from turning brown. Additionally, clearer fragrance oils work better than those with a yellow cast.) The pipette will keep you from accidentally adding too much fragrance and keep the fragrance from sliding down the side of the jar. Stir well.

DIY Melt and Pour Soapmaking Tutorial - Handmade Goldfish in a Bag Soaps for Party Favors and Kids' Gifts

Allow the soap to cool slightly, until a think layer of soap starts to solidify on top of the soap. Mix the soap again then slowly pour the soap into a bag. Be careful to pour the soap directly into the center of the bag so it doesn’t hit the sides going down. You may want to stop partially through the process to readjust the bag. If you don’t have a steady hand, place the bag in a dish that will hold the bag and still keep it slightly upright.

DIY Party Favors for Kids - Goldfish in a Bag Soapmaking Tutorial

Place your goldfish in the bag and use a pipette or chop stick to press the fish in the desired position against the very front of the bag. Leave the pipette in the bag to hold the fish in place until the fish stays in place upon removing the pipette.

For a wider based bag, leave the soap to cool with the bag open, then tie closed once the soap has solidified completely. Otherwise, gently gather the top of the bag while the soap is still soft and tie off with baker’s twine or ribbon. This will move the soap up the bag and create a slightly narrower base. I did mine both ways and it’s really just personal preference.

Fun DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soaps - Great for DIY Party Favors

Mix it up. For “colored” water, add a pinch of superfine emerald green or Caribbean blue glitter when you add the fragrance.

To use this DIY goldfish in a bag soap, simply peel off the plastic and scrub away!

For more fun homemade projects you can craft for kids, be sure to check out my Pinterest board, DIY for Wee Ones. You can also find more homemade melt and pour soap recipes and projects on my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. Or visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen for a listing of all my DIY soap recipes. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin‘,  Facebook,  Twitter,  Tumblr,  Google +  and Instagram!


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