by Sarah Coligan, Urban Soap Bar located in LaPorte, TX
Get the kids excited about washing their hands with this squeaky clean jewel soap tutorial!
Jewel Soap Supplies
- Melt and Pour Soap Base (Usually Sold in 2lb. Blocks)
- Mica Powder (or Food Coloring)
- Crystal Mica Glitter Powder (Optional)
- Essential Oil (or Skin Safe Fragrance)
- Microwave safe cup or bowl
- Mold of Choice (Any Silicone Baking or Candy Mold)
- Spray Bottle • Alcohol • Dropper
- Gather all of your needed supplies together at your workstation.
- Begin by cutting your Melt and Pour Soap Block into small pieces (this makes it easier for the soap to melt.)
- Put desired amount into a microwavemicrowave safe, (I personally like to work with 1⁄4 of a 2lb block) 4-cup measuring cup, or bowl and melt in the microwave for 20 to 30 second increments, stirring well after each microwave session to ensure that the soap is completely melted. For 1 lb. of soap, microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir once again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds. (Pay attention to the soap because some microwaves may heat faster than others.)
- Mix in your essential oil or fragrance of choice and your colorant. (For my oils or fragrances, I like to use adropper and add 8-10 drops per 1⁄4 of the 2lb block)
- Add in your colorant. (For this project I am using mica powder and food colorant to achieve a deeper color.) You can buy soap colorant at your local craft store or use a food coloring. If you would like to add glitter to your soaps be sure to use extra fine cut such as body glitter or cosmetic glitter. Mix well.
- Pour your mix into the mold. Once complete, add your alcohol to your spray bottle and mist the alcohol onthe soap to get rid of the bubbles and give the soap a smooth finish. (For larger molds, and to add something extra for the kids, you can add a small toy or figure to the soap.)
- Let the soap sit in the mold for an hour to 2 hours, or until its solid.
- Then enjoy! Sarah Coligan, dedicated mom and entreprenuer is theowner of Urban Soap Bar located in LaPorte, TX. She has been perfecting the craft of bath and body products since 2013. Stop by her shop or visit her online for more tutorials at www.urbansoapbar.com.