As I was making these cute little soaps, all I could think was, “If these were chocolate, I would have eaten every single one by now.”
Clearly I have a chocolate addiction.
Though I used a candy mold to make these sweet little soaps, they’re not edible. They are, however, perfect for that hot bubble bath you’ll be taking after you eat your weight in chocolate on Valentine’s Day (or is that just me?).
These little babies are sooo easy to make, and I mean it.
I had never made soap before this DIY, and I was pretty skeptical—even as I was strolling the aisles of Michael’s looking for supplies. Once I got started, though, I felt like a soap-making aficionado. The process is super simple and takes less than 20 minutes. Win!
In fact, the process reminded me of melting and remaking crayons when I was little—because it’s exactly the same! You’re just melting soap instead of crayons.
Here’s how to do it:
- White soap base
- Soap dye
- Soap fragrance oil
- Small microwave-safe bowl
- Conversation heart mold
- Baking sheet
1. Place the mold on the baking sheet to keep the mold level.
2. Cut the soap base into cubes. (Most soap bases already have cubes marked into them, like a candy bar.) I melted two cubes at a time, which filled about 4 hearts.
3. Put two cubes in a bowl, and microwave them for 20 seconds. If the cubes are not completely melted after 20 seconds, blast them in 10-second increments until melted.
4. Add a few drops of color to the melted soap until you’re satisfied. Add a couple drops of fragrance oil now, as well. Quickly pour into the mold. (I used a plastic spoon, as I used a shallow mold and wanted more control over the pouring process.)
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, adding more color each time to achieve the ombre effect.
6. Once you fill a mold, pop it in the fridge to speed up the hardening process. The soap hardens quickly; it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes.
7. Once the soaps have hardened, pop them out of the mold.
If you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day party, these little cuties would be a perfect take-home gift. Put a few in a skinny cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon, like I did below.
Are you doing any Valentine’s Day crafting? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!