These DIY conversation heart soaps are so easy to make and make lovely homemade Valentine’s Day gifts! Made from a melt and pour soap base, these conversation heart soaps can be made in an afternoon and ready to gift the same day. Simply package them in a plastic jar, wrap each soap individually in food service film or gift them inside candy treat bags.
DIY Conversation Heart Soaps
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This conversation heart soap recipe yields four guest sized soap hearts.
Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out 3.5 oz. of your white soap base. Cut into square chunks and place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring in between heating. Keep a close eye on your soap and be careful not to let it boil.
Now add a small section – 1/4 of 1/2 – of one of the squares of your soap color bar and stir until it melts completely. Start with a small amount at first and add more color only until you reach the desired color. (The white soap base is used to give your conversation hearts soaps a pastel look. If you prefer not to have pastel conversation heart soaps, use a clear melt and pour soap base instead.) Alternately, you can use any other skin safe soap colorant of your choice.
Now weigh out the fragrance oil you want to scent your soaps. (If you prefer to use essential oils, use half the amount.) Stir the fragrance into the soap base.
Now pour the soap evenly into four of the heart shaped cavities of your silicone mold. Spritz the tops of the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles.
Now repeat the same process with any additional colors you’d like to use.
Allow your conversation heart soaps to cool completely before removing them from the mold. (You can speed up the process by placing the mold onto a cutting board before you pour the soaps, then easily transfer it into the refrigerator once all of your soaps have been poured.)
While you are waiting for your soaps to harden in the mold you can test stamping mica onto a plain piece of soap. Simply tap a small amount of mica – I used a bronze and Diamond dust micas – and spread it evenly into the lid of the mica jar or onto a paper plate or other flat surface. Then press the alphabet stamp into the mica to coat the stamp. Now simply press the stamp into the soap base to leave behind an imprint.
Once your soaps have hardened and cooled, remove them from the soap mold cavities. Place them with the larger, smooth side down onto your work surface. Now use your alphabet stamps and mica to stamp your message(s) onto your conversation heart soaps.
Now package your conversation heart soaps as desired and gift them to your favorite people on Valentine’s Day!
If you like my DIY conversation hearts, you may also like my Valentine’s Day heart jelly soap recipe that jiggles like Jell-O! You can find that recipe here along with 18 more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas here. Or discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest.
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