Ocean Rain Homemade Ombre Soap Tutorial
This fun ocean inspired soap is scented with an Ocean Rain fragrance oil and rocks the ombre trend with a gradual color change from top to bottom. Follow this easy ombre soap tutorial and recipe to make your own DIY melt and pour soaps that shift from blue-green to blue!
Ocean Rain Ombre Soap Tutorial & Recipe
15 oz. Crafter’s Choice Aloe & Olive Detergent Free M&P Soap Base
.3 oz Ocean Rain fragrance oil
5 drops Stained Glass Ocean Blue Liquid Soap Colorant
Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold
glass Pyrex measuring cup
utensil for stirring
food service film
spray bottle with alcohol
This homemade melt and pour ombre soap tutorial and recipe yields three 5 oz. soap bars.
Using a digital scale weigh out 15 oz. of the aloe and olive melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine in a medium sized glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until melted watching carefully so that the soap base does not overheat and begin to bubble. Stir in the fragrance oil.
Now pour 1/4 of the scented soap evenly into three of the cavities of the soap mold. Spritz the top of the soap with alcohol and allow the molded soap to harden completely. (If you place the mold on a cutting board first you can move the mold into the refrigerator to speed up the hardening process. Do not freeze however as this can ruin your mold and cause it to become brittle.)
Once the soap in the mold has hardened you are ready to pour the next layer. Reheat the remaining soap in the Pyrex measuring cup if needed and add 1 drop of the blue liquid soap color and stir to combine. Spritz the hardened soap already in the mold with alcohol, then pour the soap you just colored on top of the previously poured soap in the mold until each cavity is about half full. Spritz the tops of the poured soaps and allow the new layer to harden completely.
For the third layer, reheat the soap in the Pyrex measuring cup if needed and add two drops of liquid color. Stir. Spritz the solidified soap then pour the liquid soap on top of the first two layers so the cavities are 3/4 of the way full. Spritz the top of the freshly poured soap with alcohol and allow to harden.
Now you can pour the final layer of soap. Repeat the previous steps adding two more drops of color then pour into the mold cavities until they are filled and you’ve used all remaining soap. Spritz with alcohol and allow to harden.
Once the soaps have hardened completely, gently remove them from the molds then wrap in plastic food service film and label as desired. (I labeled mine with “Handmade with Love” stickers I purchased from Cute Tape.)
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September 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm
Did you have any issue with the colors peeling apart after use from one another due to fully setting between layers? Any time I’ve done layers that completely cooled between colors I have that issue! :/
Rebecca D. Dillon
September 24, 2014 at 8:08 am
No, I didn’t. Just spritz with alcohol before you pour the next layer.
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