DIY Melt & Pour Soap Popsicles Tutorial

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DIY Summer Fun - Homemade Melt and Pour Soap Popsicles Tutorial

Popsicles scream summer. Make the season even more fun with these homemade melt and pour soap popsicles that are scented like your favorite treats! Simply color, scent, mold and you’re done! But don’t forget to remove the stick before bathing. Read on for how to make these fun soap pops and add some excitement to your kids’ bath time.

DIY Soapmaking Tutorial -  Easy Melt and Pour Soap Popsicles

DIY Soap Popsicles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

9.5 oz. Detergent Free Baby Buttermilk Soap Base
Santa Red liquid soap color
Stained Glass Ocean Blue liquid soap color
5.5 mL fragrance oil of choice (I used Raspberry Lemonade)

Equipment:

Crafter’s Choice Soap Pop Silicone Mold
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes
utensil for stirring
kitchen scale
6″ x 3.75″ clear candymaking treat bags
rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
baker’s twine or ribbon
popsicle sticks
microwave

Instructions:

This recipe will yield 3 soap popsicles.

Begin by cutting the melt and pour soap base into square chunks then weigh our 4.5 oz. and place in the glass measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until melted, about 45 seconds. Add one drop of the red liquid soap colorant and stir well.

Using a plastic transfer pipette, measure out 3.5 ml of fragrance oil and stir into the pink tinted base.

How to Make Homemade Soap Popsicles

Set the soap mold onto a cutting board or small tray – I used the lid from my 2lb. container of soap base – then pour the soap evenly into three of the mold cavities. Spritz with alcohol. Allow the soap to set up. (You can pop these in the fridge to speed up the process but it is NOT recommend you put these in the freezer.)

Once the first half of the soap has set up you’re ready to make the second half. Weigh out 5 oz. of melt and pour soap base and melt. Add one drop each of red and blue liquid soap colorant and stir well, then add 4 ml of fragrance oil and mix.

Spritz the top of the solidified soap based already in the mold with alcohol, then pour in the melted purple soap base you just made. Place the lid on the mold and insert the popsicle sticks about halfway into the soap. Allow to harden completely.

Fun and Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soap Popsicles for Kids

Now carefully push the soap pops out of the mold from the bottom. Don’t pull on the stick to remove as you’ll just end up pulling the stick out. Be patient. If you have a lot of trouble you can run the bottom of the mold under hot water.

Once your soap pops have been removed from the mold, place each soap popsicle into a clear candy treat bag and tie at the base around the stick with colorful baker’s twine or ribbon. Your soap pops are now ready for gifting or enjoying!

For more homemade soap recipes you can make yourself, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest!

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Friday on my way to work I saw an ice cream truck. I seriously thought these things were extinct, but obviously not. This truck was larger than the tiny trucks we had as a kid – I guess size does matter *wink* – and it had the tauntingly eery, traditional ice cream truck music. Fortunately the music didn’t sound like it was dying. Anyhow, it gave me a craving for some ice cream, so I dug around and found some fabulous recipes for DIY ice cream you can make yourself without breaking the bank. Now your waistline… I’m not so sure I can help with that.
Coconut Cream Popsicles. A ridiculously delicious and easy to make ice cream treat made with natural coconut milk, whole milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Compliments of Smile Monsters blog. Yum. You’ll also want to check out the other recipes on this site for Lemony Lemon Popsicles and Mocha Latte Frozen Treats.
Image Copyright © Helene Dujardin 2011
Grilled Peaches, Poached Cherries, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Now this is an ice cream for foodie fans. It requires a bit more work to make the ice cream and then pit and grill the fruit, but the effort is worth it. This recipe would be perfect for summer parties or for saying “I love you” to your special someone. Grab this recipe on Tartelette blog.
Fresh Lavender Ice Cream. It won’t be long til lavender is in bloom and what better way to use your plucked blossoms than in a delicious summer treat? This lavender ice cream recipe calls for 1/2 cup of fresh lavender florets, whole milk, real vanilla bean, vanilla sugar, heavy cream, and a sugar substitute. They recommend Splenda, but if you want to go all natural, opt for Stevia. You can find this recipe at Eat Drink Better Blog. (If you’re looking for more recipes for your lavender blooms, check out this Lavender Margarita Recipe.)
Fennel Ice Cream. If you’re far from an ice cream “traditionalist” you may want to try this incredibly unique recipe for fennel ice cream. Made with fennel seeds for flavor, “the cream takes on the essential flavor of the seeds, as you would expect, but the butterfat works to soften that flavor, rounding off its pointy edges, turning down the volume on the licorice notes, resulting in a taste that’s almost hard to identify: cool, herbal, smooth, even quiet. It doesn’t scream fennel, by any means. It mostly whispers eat me, ideally with a bowl of sliced strawberries.” You can find this recipe at Orangette Blog.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! So what’s your favorite ice cream flavor?