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Homemade Soap

Homemade soap can be a luxurious treat for yourself or to give as a gift. Lather up with this fun and functional craft!








  • ½ tsp. body safe fragrance oil, desired scent (we’re using Berry Wine)
  • 1 tsp. body safe soap colorant (we’re using Merlot Sparkle Mica)
  • ½ tsp. body safe glitter (optional)
  • Soap molds, store-bought or household molds (silicone bakeware, small plastic containers, etc.)
  • Heat safe container or double boiler
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rubbing alcohol, in a spray bottle
  • Utensils: Knife, spoon, and spatula


Note: Items used for soap making are available at craft stores or through online retailers, such as or Supplies, including simple household molds, should not be used for food preparation.



  • Measure approximately 8 oz. of white melt and pour soap base. Cut the soap into smaller chunks for easier melting.
  • Transfer into a glass measuring cup or double boiler. If using a measuring cup, cover with plastic wrap and place in the microwave. This will help keep the soap from drying out. Melt soap in 30-second intervals until fully melted. Be careful not to stir the soap too much because that will create unwanted bubbles.
  • If desired: Add a soap colorant, such as Merlot Sparkle Mica, to create a preferred hue. Add glitter, such as iridescent glitter, for sparkle. Reminder: All products must be body safe. Note: If Mica powder clumps, spray a small amount of alcohol into soap mixture to help break up the clumps.
  • Add desired fragrance oil, such as Berry Wine. Stir well to fully incorporate color and fragrance.
  • The soap is now ready to be molded using small plastic containers or silicone bakeware. Pour soap mixture into the mold; spritz with alcohol to eliminate air pockets. The alcohol will quickly evaporate and not interfere with the soap’s scent.
  • Let the soap set in the mold for 2-3 hours. Then, use light pressure to pop out. Use soap immediately, or cover with plastic wrap to avoid any sweat.


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