Watermelon Soap Recipe

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

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

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

Watermelon Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

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

Tools & Supplies:

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

Instructions:

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

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

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

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

Now add the fine green glitter to suit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Making party or wedding favors?

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

For packaging ideas for your party or wedding favors, or for more party or wedding favor ideas, shop Beau-coup. Beau-coup is a one-stop wedding favors shop that offers unique and high quality items along with exceptional customer service and an unmatched selection of quality guest favors at competitive prices. You can browse their packaging options for DIY favors here.

Looking for wedding favor ideas for your DIY wedding? These best selling The Perfect Pair soap favors are lovely as wedding favors, engagement party favors and wedding shower favors and can help you save time when planning your wedding.

If you’re short on time, shop their wide collection of pre-made soap favors here. I’m currently crushing on their best selling The “Perfect Pair” Pear Soap Favors and their Cherry Blossom Soap Favors.

You may also enjoy exploring their other pre-made eco-friendly party and wedding favors here. Some of my favorite eco-friendly favors they offer are their Personalized Herb Rustic Plantable Favors, Personalized Wildflower Seed Bombs Favors and Personalized Watering Can Planting Favor.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to visit and follow my DIY Bath and Body board and my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest. For more wedding favor ideas, follow my DIY Wedding Pinterest board. In addition you can also find my soapmaking projects and homemade soap recipes on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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DIY Herbal Facial Steam

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This DIY herbal facial steam is so easy to make and it's a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. These also make great DIY wedding favors and bridesmaid gifts as well as homemade stocking stuffers.

This DIY herbal facial steam is so easy to make and it’s a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. You can customize your own DIY herbal facial steam with the herbs best suited for your skin type based on their natural skin care properties or simply give my own herbal facial steam recipe below a try!

This DIY herbal facial steam is so easy to make and it's a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. These also make great DIY wedding favors and bridesmaid gifts as well as homemade stocking stuffers.

DIY Herbal Facial Steam

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon rose petals
1 Tablespoon lavender flowers
1 Tablespoon chamomile flowers
1 Tablespoon comfrey leaf

Instructions:

For this herbal facial steam recipe I used a packages of two .5 oz. jars manufactured from Art-C® Embellishments. These can easily be found in most craft stores in the scrapbooking section. Not only did I think these jars were super cute, but they’re also a great size for gifting these DIY herbal facial steams especially as DIY wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts!

Don’t feel limited by these jars however. You can increase the recipe for this DIY herbal facial steam and use a larger jar for your personal use, or buy other jars in a size or quantity that best suits your needs. Mountain Rose Herbs carries glass salve jars in 1 oz. up to 4 oz. as well as 2 oz. spice bottles with a cork top. For larger preparations they also sell larger wide mouth with cork tops.

To make this DIY herbal facial steam, use a measuring spoon to measure out the ingredients into a glass bowl. Mix well to combine, then use a funnel to add the herbs to your containers. This herbal facial steam recipe fills four .5 oz. jars.

To use simply empty contents of one jar into 2 cups of water on the stove. Bring the water to a simmer, then remove from heat. Tent a towel over your head over top of the pot of water and herbs for 5-7 minutes inhaling deeply.

For more of my homemade bath and beauty recipes be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram. (Psst. You can find my Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe also pictured here.)


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DIY Orange Cream Cupcake Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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DIY Orange Cream Cupcake Melt and Pour Homemade Soap Recipe

If you’re looking for a creative, homemade melt and pour soap recipe for DIY party favors or just a little summer fun consider these deliciously scented Orange Cream Cupcake Melt and Pour Soaps! These homemade melt and pour cupcake soaps are made using a detergent free goat milk glycerin soap base and are scented with a luscious Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil that is made up of an aroma blend of Orange Peel, Tangy Lemon, and Citron Zests, Creamsicle Frosting, Brown Sugar, Sweet Buttercream, Drizzled Rum, Bittersweet Chocolate, and Vanilla Extract!

The frosting for these cupcakes is created from vegetable glycerin, glycerin soap and Imagine Base to give it the look of real icing. Imagine Base is a unique, multi-functional product that can be used in combination with other ingredients to suit your needs. It can be used not only to create perfect cupcake soap frosting, but also to make foaming hand soap, rinse free shampoo, foaming body butter and whipped foaming body frosting, foaming bath meringue, body wash, bath gel, bubble bath, body spray and so much more.

For step-by-step instructions and the recipe for these homemade melt and pour cupcake soaps, visit Nature’s Garden.

Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more great homemade melt and pour soap recipes and beauty DIY’s!


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Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial – DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap for Kids

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

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. 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 candymaking 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. Abalone & Sea fragrance oil

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. 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. You can also substitute the fragrance oil for another of your choice, but be sure it has 0% vanilla and is clear, not yellow.

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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DIY Homemade Goldfish Soaps for Kids

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DIY Homemade Goldfish Soaps for Kids

These cute homemade soaps have toy goldfish embedded inside to help make washing hands and even bath time more fun for kids. Plus they’re smaller guest sized soaps rather than full size soap bars making them perfect for small hands. Made from a crystal clear melt and pour soap base, these soaps are a snap to create so even the kids can get in on the crafting process. Due to the size of the toy embeds, however, these soaps are not recommended for any children under the age of three.

Easy DIY Handmade Melt and Pour Toy Embedded Goldfish Soaps for Kids

DIY Goldfish Soap Bars

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

8.1 oz. clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
1 gram fragrance oil (or half for essential oil) of choice, optional

Tools & Equipment:

Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold
Baker’s Math Kitchen Scale
Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Measuring Cup
large kitchen or Chef’s knife
Bakers & Chefs Plastic Foodservice Film
6 vinyl gold fish toys
stirring utenstil
microwave

Instructions:

Begin by weighing out the melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and place inside the Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave just until melted. Weigh out the fragrance or essential oil you’re using to scent the soap base if desired and stir into the melted soap.

How to Make Toy Embedded Goldfish Soaps for Kids

Now pour a  small amount of the now liquid soap into each of the six soap cavities just to coat the bottom. Place a goldfish into each cavity, then fill the remainder of all cavities completely with the remaining soap. Allow to harden and set up completely at room temperature. Do not freeze these or the soap base will become cloudy.

Easy and Fun DIY Soaps for Kids

Once the soaps have hardened completely, carefully push out of the mold, then wrap tightly in food service film until use.

These cute homemade soaps are not only perfect for kids and grandkids, but also are loads of fun as birthday party favors!

For more handmade soap recipes and bath and body DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest!


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