These gorgeous Gemstone Soaps are a simple DIY Soap that you won't believe you made yourself! It makes the perfect gift, especially for Mother's Day. If you don't want to run out to the craft store to try to find these materials, you can grab this soapmaking kit from Home Made Luxe. All the materials you need to create these gemstone soaps are in the kit, click here to check it out => Home Made Luxe Gemstone Soap Making Kit. Click here to grab your kit.
DIY GEMSTONE SOAP MATERIALS
1 lb White Glycerine Soap Base
1lb Clear Glycerine Soap Base
Red, Yellow and Blue Soap Colorant
10 small mixing cups
2 soap molds (large cups)
Extras You’ll need:
microwavable glass or measuring cup
fragrance oil (optional)
GEMSTONE SOAP TUTORIAL
1. Cut both soap bases in half. Set aside 1 half of the white and 1 half of the clear for your 2nd set of gemstone soaps. This kit will create a minimum of 4 soaps in a few different color schemes.
2. Cut the remaining halves in half again. Again step aside each of these smaller halves for the final mold.
3. Cut the quarter of clear soap into small chunks and place into a microwavable container. Microwave for 40-60 seconds until completely melted. If you want to add fragrance, this is when you’d add your oil. Divide the melted soap evenly and pour into 5 of the small mixing cups.
4. Figure out what colors you would like your soap to be. Be creative here, you can have different shades of the same color e.g. different shades of blue, green or purple or complementary colors in one soap eg. reds and purples, blues and greens, oranges and yellows or contrasting colors in one soap eg. blues and yellows, greens and reds, purple and orange etc. Here are some color mixing tips:
- red + blue = purple
- red + yellow = orange
- yellow + blue = green
- blue + green = cyan
- blue + yellow + red = brown
5. Starting with the darkest shades first, add 1 drop of each of your desired color or color combinations to one mixing cup. Reduce the amount of soap coloring used for each mixing cup by using a toothpick to get the smallest amount of color from the bottle. Again, a little goes a long way! Mix each color thoroughly with a toothpick. If the soap starts to set, just microwave the mini cup for 4-5 seconds and mix again. Allow to set for about 1 hour. Repeat this process with the quarter pound of white soap base.
6. Once the mini cups have cooled and hardened, turn them over, use your thumbs to pop them out easily. Save the mini mixing cups as for your next batch of soap.
7. Slice the colors into thin slices and small shards. Mix the colors randomly and drop them into the soap mold. The looser and more random, the better. I like to place the darker colors on the bottom and lighter colors on top but again, don’t try to get it too uniform!
8. Melt the quarter piece of clear soap and pour into the soap mold. Then melt the quarter piece of white soap and pour into the soap mold.
9. Once the soap has totally cooled and hardened (about 1 hour or refrigerate for faster cooling), carefully cut the mold open with a pair of scissors.
10. Place the wider end on a cutting board and use a paring knife to cut 5-6 vertical edges at a slight angle. Then cut the top into a point at 5-6 more exaggerated angles.
Make a second batch of soap with other colors. Be creative and enjoy your creations!!
- Save all of your scraps. You can cut them up and reuse them to make more soap!
- If you want to give them as gifts, wrap them in tissue paper or cellophane.
- You can make 2 soaps per mold if you cut the molds in half vertically – you’ll just end up with narrower gemstones
- And most importantly, have fun!