In all my years of crafting, I’ve always had a soft spot for homemade beauty products. They’re super useful and way cooler than anything you can find in the drugstore. The best part? You can choose the ingredients and scents for your soap DIY creations. If you make a project like these marbled heart soaps, you’ll have a darling gift to give! Just toss them in a drawstring bag and you’re good to go. Here’s how to make them.
- Darice Mist Spray Bottle
- Darice Wood Craft Stick
- Heart Soap, Chocolate, or Candy mold
- Darice Goat Milk Soap
- Microwave-Safe Container*
- Soap Dye
- Essential Oil(s)
- Darice Hot Glue Gun (optional)
* If your container doesn’t have a handle, wear rubber gloves while working with it. But even if there is a handle, be careful. The soap can get quite hot, so it’s always good to practice caution.
Before beginning this soap DIY tutorial, cut the soap into small cubes using a sharp knife.
Step 1. If you’re using a candy mold, there will be space for a lollipop stick. You can block this off by adding some hot glue. Right before it hardens, it’ll be cool enough to touch but still pliable. Use your finger to mold it into the crevice.
Step 3. Following the directions on the packaging, melt the soap in the microwave. About 30 seconds on the lowest setting should do the trick. Darice soap blocks are super easy to use; just melt and pour!
Once the soap is a liquid, add 10-20 drops of essential oil. I used lavender. Excellent alternatives include peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus essential oils. You can even blend oils together to create a custom scent.
How charming are these? Feel free to use soap dyes that fit the style of the person you’re making these for. They can also be made to match the existing decor in your bathroom. Or what about making these cuties for special bridal shower or wedding favors? Love, love, love.
Here’s another tutorial you might like for how to make homemade soap using decorative molds.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.