Until recently, soap making seemed like something distant and difficult; far out of reach of my current crafting abilities… But I made a discovery–a wonderful discovery. With a pre-made melt and pour soap base, you can create your own custom soaps in just minutes! 😀 Join me today to learn how!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A silicone mold
- Melt and pour soap base (I used goat’s milk, but you can also get shea butter and other kinds)
- Essential oil
- Soap dye
- A knife and cutting board
- A microwave
- A microwave-safe container to melt the soap in
Let the fun begin! Start by estimating how much soap you’ll need to fill your mold, lop off the chunk, and cut it into little cubes to help the melting go faster.
Once you think you’ve got enough, transfer them to your melting container. A mason jar worked perfectly for me.
Then pop your container in the microwave for 10-30 second intervals, stirring each time until the soap is fully melted. (I used the handle end of a plastic fork to stir mine–it’s skinny so less soap sticks to it.)
Once your soap is nice and silky smooth, stir in a few drops of oil and dye of your choice, and pour into the mold!
They take about an hour to solidify…I like to wait longer just to make sure I don’t accidentally ruin them. If you’re an impatient person like me, popping the mold in the freezer will speed things up. 😉
These make wonderful gifts–I mean, who wouldn’t love a cute, custom, homemade soap!? ❤ And you’re probably going to have to make one or two for yourself too.
Trust me, it’s SO easy–you’ll be making soap in no time! 😀
Happy soap making! 🙂