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If someone had told me making glycerin soap was this easy, I would have tried this a long time ago! This is such an easy and affordable DIY. I had a lot of fun making these and can’t wait to make more. Just think of the possibilities– Christmas gifts, teacher gifts, something to hand out at classroom parties instead of a treat bag full of candy, etc.
Glycerin soap is moisturizing, and it can be great for sensitive skin.
1. With a knife, cut 4 oz. of the glycerin soap base along the scored lines and place into a glass measuring cup. For me, 4 oz was slightly more than I needed to fill my molds, but 3 of the 1 oz cubes was not enough.
2. Heat the glycerin soap base in the microwave. Start at just 30 seconds, stir, and then repeat for 10 second intervals until fully melted.
3. Stir in liquid soap color. Just 1-2 drops will do; they are very bright! I mixed primary colors together, sometimes using 3 drops total (2 drops of one color and 1 drop of another.)
4. Stir in fragrance. I used orange soap fragrance, but any soap fragrance or essential oil will work.
5. Carefully pour your mixture into the soap mold.
6. Gently spray the top of the soap mixture in the mold with rubbing alcohol. This will make the bubbles go away, and your soap will look smooth on the bottom.
7. Let the soap harden. I waited 90 minutes before I used a knife to pull them out of the molds.
8. Storage: Keep these wrapped with saran wrap until they are ready to be used.
OPTIONAL: Want to make it more fun! Add toys to your molds! I used some of my son’s toy sea creatures, like the lobster in the image above. I placed it in the mold (face down) before I poured the soap mixture. It slid a little after the soap was poured, so I used the tip of the knife to center it in the mold before the soap started to harden.