DIY Soap Rocks/Gems
The first time I was introduced to melt and pour soap, I immediately fell in love with it. It was so easy to work with and you can do just about anything with it. Mix the colors, play with different scents, you will never have to buy soap from a store again. This is a great Craft Night get together project!
For this project you will need the following:
18 oz. (550g) Clear melt and pour soap
1 oz. (100g) White melt and pour soap
1/2 tsp. gold or silver mica powder
5-25 drops of essential oil
Rubbing Alcohol in spray bottle
Large Square Silicone Soap Mold
You can find melt and soap at your local craft store or follow the online links above. Cut the soap up into small chunks and place (clear and white) into separate heat safe microwavable containers. Set them in a hot water bath or melt in microwave in short bursts. Be sure to stir often, you don’t want to scorch the soap. Once mixture is melted add your soap colorant and essential oil.
NOTE: When adding your essential oil(s) be sure you are using oils that are safe and meant to applied to the skin. I use high quality essential oils from a trusted source, for all of my essential oil DIY projects. Learn more about essential oils here
*Spray bubbles and soap molds with rubbing alcohol before and after pouring soap.
Pour a small amount of the clear colored soap into a small shallow container 1/4-1/2 inch thick then zig zag some white soap over top. Let this cool 30-60 minutes.
Once cooled, tear the soap into chunks and place into a ziplock bag.
Add your mica powder to the ziplock bag and shake well.
This will coat the soap chucks in the powder.
Spray the chucks well with the rubbing alcohol and place into a square silicone mold. Re-melt your remaining soap and alternate pouring over your chucks. Spray the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.
Let it cool overnight.
Remove from mold and cut the soap into gems! I usually cut it in half then remove all the edges.
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