Craft

Cheese that you can’t eat

I don’t have a lot of experience making soaps, so when it came to creating this DIY, I was surprised to find how relaxing and fun it was to create different colors and combinations for these soaps. At first, I was going to go with just the rectangle silicone mold and then hand slice facets to create a gemstone look. However, I got this crazy idea at the last minute to find a round mold making it into a cheese shape, I couldn’t resist! I just love how each one came out unique and beautiful.

I used a combination of clear and opaque soap base and mixed in various soap colorants to create the colors I liked. This part is really the creative part. Have fun mixing up colors and using different soap bases for a beautiful variety. I found that using the same color and pairing it with the opaque or the clear gave me a totally different look.

Ingredients |

  • melt and pour soap base in clear and opaque
  • soap colorants
  • favorite essential oils
  • knife
  • round mold
  • glass pyrex pitchers
  • silicone spatula
  • disposable plastic cups

Method |

To create the different colors that you’ll need for your soaps, first create 6-9 solid colored soaps. To melt down your soap base, simply (and carefully) cut away small cubes of your melt and pour soap and pop a handful in the microwave in a pyrex pitcher. Use your spatula to mix the base until it’s completely melted. At this point, you’ll add in your desired essential oils and colorants.

Mix together and pour your color into a plastic cup. You’ll repeat this for each color you want to create. Let your soaps cure before moving on to the next steps.

Once your colorful soaps are done setting, take them out of their plastic cups. Next, slice up your soaps into various shapes and sizes. Set aside. I started adding the slices of colors into each mold. Make sure to use colors randomly in order to get really unique looks.

Melt a block of an opaque and clear base in two separate glass pitchers. I started with the clear base and slowly poured it over each mold and finished it off with the opaque base filling it to the top. Let your soaps sit overnight or in the fridge for a few hours.

Peel your soaps out of their molds. I loved this part! It was so neat to see how each one turned out and the variations. Again, each one ended up looking totally different and so beautiful!

Take a photo of your version, send us an email, tag us on Instagramtweet us, anything. We love to see you trying out our recipe!

xoxo, Joe.

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