DIY Rainbow Soap Favors

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These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings! Read on to learn how to make your own!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

DIY Rainbow Soap Favors

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.8 oz. basic clear melt and pour glycerin soap base
11.5 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
Stained Glass Liquid Soap Color Sample Set
Turquoise Teal Mica Powder, or similar

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Ozera Silicone 6-Cavity Rectangle Soap Mold
Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold
spray bottle filled with isoprophyl (rubbing) alcohol
glass Pyrex measuring cup
shallow glass bowl
utensils for mixing
Chef’s knife
cutting board

Instructions:

I used basic glycerin melt and pour soap bases for my DIY rainbow soap favors as this base tends to set up a LOT more quickly than the natural soap bases reducing the time spent waiting on the soap to set up. You can use a natural soap base however for the very last step, with the final blue layer around the white cloud, I recommend a basic base.

If you’d like to scent your DIY rainbow soap favors, use the recommended amount for your fragrance oil of choice at each step. Avoid using a fragrance oil with vanilla as it will turn your soap brown over time. You should also avoid fragrances with a yellow tint as it will affect the color of your soap – ie. your white cloud may become a yellow-ish one.

You’ll start by making the rainbows for this soap project. Begin by placing the rectangular soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transport.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Weigh out .65 oz. of your clear melt and pour soap base. Place the soap in a small Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the soap for about 15 seconds in the microwave, just until soap has melted. Don’t allow the soap to boil. Add 4 drops of the Stained Glass Santa Red Soap Color. Stir, then pour the soap into one cavity of the Ozera soap mold.

Spritz the top of the soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Place in the refrigerator until the soap has solidified.

Once the soap solidifies you’re ready for the next layer.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Starting with a freshly washed glass Pyrex measuring cup, weigh out .7 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Heat to melt then add 5 drops of the Stained Glass Citrus Orange Soap Color. Stir to combine.

Spritz the top of the previously poured layer of red soap with alcohol, then pour the orange tinted soap on top of the red soap layer. Spritz with alcohol again to remove any soap bubbles.

Refrigerate the soap until the orange layer solidifies.

Repeat the previous steps using .65 oz. of clear melt and pour soap and 7 drops of Stained Glass Lemon Yellow Soap Color.

On top of the yellow layer, add .7 oz. clear melt and pour soap with 4 drops of Stained Glass Forest Green Soap Color.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Follow the green soap layer with .7 oz. of clear melt and pour soap and 4 drops of Stained Glass Ocean Blue Soap Color.

Follow the blue soap layer with .7 oz. of clear melt and pour soap and 3 drops of Stained Glass Violet Soap Color.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Finally, add .7 oz. of clear melt and pour with 7 drops of the Stained Glass Violet Soap Color – or purple if you have it – as the final layer in your rainbow soap.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Once your rainbow soap bar has fully solidified, carefully remove it from the mold.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Using a Chef’s knife, cut the bar of rainbow soap into six equally sized strips.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Set your rainbow soap slices aside.

You’re now ready to make the cloud base for your DIY rainbow soap favors. Place the guest round soap mold on a cutting board for easy transport.

Now weigh out 2.5 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the soap in the microwave until melted.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Pour the white melt and pour soap base equally into each of the mold’s cavities, about 1/3rd of the way full.

Place the mold in the refrigerator, using the cutting board for support, until the soap hardens.

Now remove the soap from the fridge. Spritz the tops of the solidified white melt and pour soap with alcohol.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Gently curve six of the rainbow strips into rainbow shapes and place one rainbow into each of the guest soap mold’s cavities.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Weigh out 5 oz. of white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and place inside the glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Melt the soap in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Spritz the tops of the white soap base in the mold, then carefully fill all six of the mold’s cavities with the melted soap around the rainbows. Allow the soap to harden in the fridge.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Once your DIY rainbow soap favors have hardened, carefully remove them from the mold.

Now melt 4 oz. of white melt and pour soap base in a shallow glass bowl. Add the teal mica powder to the melted base to suit and mix well to combine.

Allow the blue tinted soap to cool slightly, then dip the base of each of the rainbow soaps into the soap. Allow the soap to cool further then dip the soap into the blue soap again.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Place the rainbow soaps on parchment or wax paper in between dipping them in the blue soap. Allow them to harden after each dip in the “blue sky” before dipping again.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

As the blue soap hardens around the white base of the rainbow soaps, you can fold the soap over or add clumps of half hardened blue soap. Then simply re-heat the blue soap again if needed and dip the rainbow soap bases into the blue melted soap again to smooth out the edges of the soap for a smooth finish.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Once you’ve reached your desired look, simply allow the soaps to finish solidifying. Then simply package as desired for gifts or party favors.

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

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DIY Wedding Favors

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Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

DIY Wedding Favors

1. DIY Mango & Coconut Milk Soap Wedding Favors – Learn how to make your own cold process soap wedding favors with this tutorial. There are two homemade soap recipes for making mango and coconut milk two different ways – choose from a simple homemade soap recipe that won’t break your budget or a splurge worthy luxurious mango and coconut milk homemade soap recipe – plus a full tutorial on how to customize your DIY soap wedding favor labels for your big day.

2. DIY Gem Bath Melts Favors – This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors! Scent however you like – I scented mine with a Champagne fragrance oil – and customize with different colors of mica for a touch of shimmer on skin and/or fine glitter for a more obvious color play that fits your wedding’s color theme.

3. DIY Massage Candle Wedding Favors – These nifty 2-in-1 candles not only make your home smell great, but the melted, liquified wax can also be used to massage onto skin to moisturize and add a lovely fragrance to your skin. Make them in any fragrance of your choice for wedding favors that are sure to get some use by your dearest friends and family.

4. DIY Snowflake Solid Lotion Wedding Favors – If you’re planning ahead for a winter wonderland themed wedding then consider these lovely pale blue snowflake solid lotion bars with a touch of silver shimmering mica! Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long and are sure to be appreciated by wedding guests.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

5. DIY Watermelon Guest Soap Wedding Favors – These watermelon wedding soap favors are made using a melt and pour soap base so they’re easy to make and ready in a jiffy. They’re perfect for summer weddings! (Scroll to the bottom of the tutorial for instructions on making them guest sized!)

6. DIY Terrarium Wedding Favors – This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors.

7. DIY Chamomile Balm Wedding Favors – This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Made using healing chamomile infused olive oil, this homemade chamomile balm recipe is perfect for hands, feet, body and even lips! The eco-friendly packaging and easy sticker embellishment makes this perfect for woodland and rustic themed weddings.

8. DIY Mix Tape Soap Wedding Favors – These DIY mix tape soap favors make great DIY wedding favors. Make your own soap or use pre-made soaps for these retro wedding favors along with my full tutorial on how to make the mix tape soap labels.

9. DIY Moisture Rich Lip Balm Wedding Favors – This naked natural homemade lip balm recipe adds rich moisture to lips in need. And because it’s not flavored or colored it’s pretty much suitable for all of your wedding guests.

10. DIY Mineral Bath Soak Favors – These natural mineral bath soak recipes are a snap to make and are the perfect end to a long day. Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience! These are just perfect as DIY bridesmaid favors who’ve helped you work hard to pull off your big day!

Visit my blog here for more of my DIY wedding favor ideas. And also be sure to check out my DIY Wedding board on Pinterest here.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

Don’t have time to craft your own wedding favors? Visit Beau-coup for an extensive collection of seasonal wedding favors you can buy that focus on current trends at affordable prices. Their wedding favors include personalized soaps, lip balms, candles, and candy as well as custom drinkware and favor boxes.

Choose from their collections of summer wedding favors, fall wedding favors, winter wedding favors and spring wedding favors. You can also browse their collection of wedding ideas and inspiration as well as visit their blog for fun tips and sound advice for planning your wedding. You can also create an Amazon Wedding Registry for a 10% off coupon for select items across Amazon after your wedding. Plus, with Amazon’s universal registry, you can even add items to your Wedding Registry from websites anywhere on the web.

Discover even more great wedding and DIY ideas by following my blog posts via PinterestBlog Lovin’, TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Watermelon Soap Recipe

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

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, 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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