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!

Silicone Soapmaking Molds – Giving DIY Shape and Form

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With spring around the corner and fresh starts being made, I’m a little stoked about trying a lot of new things. This includes crafting up some homemade soaps in new shapes. And of course there will be a lot of new homemade soap recipes.

I will of course share all of those new homemade soap recipes right here on Soap Deli News blog, but in the meantime I wanted to share a few of my favorite silicone soapmaking molds that have me rather inspired.

Whether you are sticking to making melt and pour soap with your favorite glycerin soap base or giving cold process soaps a whirl, these nifty silicone soap molds are perfect for your spring and summer bath and beauty projects.

Silicone Soapmaking Molds - Fabulous and Fun Soap Molds for Spring and Summer - Perfect for crafting DIY Homemade Wedding Favors and Mother's Day Gifts

Silicone Soapmaking Molds for Homemade Soaps

1. Clear Silicone Soap Pop Mold (How to make them.) / 2. Rose Decoration Heart Silicone Soap Mold (Perfect for homemade wedding favors and Mother’s Day gifts.) / 3. Dragonfly Silicone Soap Mold (Reminiscent of spring and summer memories.) / 4. Kotobukiya Star Wars Darth Vader Silicone Tray Soap Mold (After all, Mark Hamill is in talks to to reprise his role as Jedi knight in proposed new trilogy of Star Wars films.) / 5. Silicone Butterfly Mold (I can’t wait to see these dancing around gardens again.)

Now that we’ve got the molds covered, it’s time to start thinking about scents! Be sure to check out this Fruit Fragrance Oil Sampler Kit or a line of certified organic essential oils.

Soap Pops for Kids of All Ages

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By Lisa Maliga
The following recipe is the perfect project to make for kids of any age. Not only is it simple to make, it’s an educational lesson in weights and measures. Best of all, it’s quick, no dangerous chemicals are used, and not a lot of equipment is needed.
Soapsicles
Soapcsciles, originally uploaded by winged photography
What is a Soap-Pop? A bar of soap on a stick that looks and smells like a popsicle. Unfortunately, it doesn’t taste like one!

INGREDIENTS:

6-8 ounces of glycerin melt and pour soap. Translucent or opaque.
6-pack of popsicle molds
Soap color(s)
1/4 teaspoon essential and/or fragrance oils

INSTRUCTIONS:

To determine what size popsicle molds you have, fill one of them almost to the top with water. Empty the water into a measuring cup and that will give you an accurate measurement. The molds used in this recipe held 1 ounce, therefore 6 ounces of soap was needed. You can add a 1/2 ounce more of soap to be on the safe side.
Cut the soap into cubes
Add the soap to the double boiler OR microwave. Include a small piece of the color nugget, approximately 1/4 of the cube. Too much color will cause the soap to bleed. Always start by adding less, then increasing if necessary.
When the soap and color have been blended, it’s time to add the essential or fragrance oil.
Have the popsicle molds at the ready, the lids removed, and keep them in the 6-pack stand they came in. If your double boiler or microwaveable container has no spout, it’s a good idea to pour the soap into a container with a spout so that it goes into the molds with no mess. Remember to pour the soap almost to the top of the mold.
Add the lids carefully, making sure they snap on all the way. Put into the freezer for about an hour.
When you take out the Soap-Pops, check to make certain they are done. When you push from the bottom of the mold you should see or feel the soap loosen. Allow to return to room temperature.
Label, making sure you indicate that IT IS NOT EDIBLE!

About the Author

Lisa Maliga, owner of Everything Shea Aromatic Creations EverythingShea.com offers a fragrant selection of designer shea butter glycerin soaps, exclusive Whipped Shea Butter, & unique SoapCakes to personalize for gifts or promotions.