We have been busy at our house planning my youngest son’s 1st bday party. I have been looking for thank you gifts to give out instead of the good old candied goody bags. When I saw this idea of homemade soap I thought it was perfect. So I ordered supplies and set out to try my hand at making soap. I had my oldest child help me out. We had a lot of fun making soap and look forward to making even more in the future.
Homemade soap in fun shapes
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Supplies for hand made soap:
*Melt and pour soap base
(I ordered goats milk and oatmeal 1 lb blocks) similar to these Goats Milk – 2 Lbs Melt and Pour Soap Base – Our Earth’s SecretsOatmeal- 2 Lbs Melt and Pour Soap Base – Our Earth’s Secrets
*Scents or essential oils
(I ordered apple and blueberry scents from symphonyscents.com) these are similar Apple Premium Grade Fragrance Oil – Scented Oil – 30ml and Blueberry Scented Oil by Good Essential (Premium Grade Fragrance Oil) – Perfect for Aromatherapy, Soaps, Candles, Slime, Lotions, and More!
(I use candy molds, ice cube trays…I used a plastic baby food container for one bar because I still had soap to pour after my molds were full) update: I have found over the years that the silicon molds are so easy to use. Similar to these 6 Cavities Farm Animal Meeting Silicone Cake Baking Mold Cake Pan Muffin Cups Handmade Soap Moulds Biscuit Chocolate Ice Cube Tray DIY Mold
*Pyrex measuring cup
(or microwave safe bowl) Similar to this one Pyrex 6001076 Measuring 4 Cup (32 Oz) Glass, Clear, Red
(I ordered mine from bulkapothecary.com) I have seen food coloring used but did not try this ) Here is another option 12 Color Bath Bomb Soap Dye – Skin Safe Bath Bomb Colorant Food Grade Coloring for Soap Making Supplies, Natural Liquid Soap Colorant for DIY Bath Bomb Supplies Kit, Slime, Crafts – with Instructions
How to make melt and pour soap:
I cut our block of soap in two, then cut the 1/2 into smaller pieces. We put this into our measuring cup and microwaved about 1 min & 30 sec. I checked it in between to see if it was melted. When completly melted take it out and stir. Next we added our color block (or food coloring…). I used 1/2 of one of the 6 blocks in the case of color. We mixed it well until the color dissolved. We then added 1/4 tsp of the fragrance oil and mixed well. Now it is time to pour the soap into the molds. Let them sit several hours to harden. At least 4-6 hours. Then pop them out of the molds. Now you can go wash your hands or take a bath and enjoy these great soaps! My oldest just loves these. I have a feeling we will make many more bars of soap.
Goat milks Apple soap! I really like this one.
Oatmeal blueberry soap- My oldest really likes this one.
The colors would have been brighter had we used clear glycerin soap. My son and I look forward to trying that next. This homemade soap bars were a big hit at the party. So glad we gave it a try.
More posts to check out:
Purple Lavender Crayon Soaps for Harold and the Purple Crayon
Dino egg soap- will have the kids begging to wash their hands
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