Bar Soap – Make your Own

Bar Soap - Make your Own

Have you ever been in the store and gone through the soap section and wondered why they didn’t make bars with your favorite scent or color? Well, now you can make your own soap in whatever color and scent you choose! We found a few tutorials that will appeal to every soap fanatic and artist, whether you’re craving a crystal inspired, jasmine scented bar or a rainbow, citrus-inspired bar, you can put together your favorite scents and colors for a bevy of beautiful soaps.

These would also make excellent gifts, as well as a nice treat in a guest bathroom or for a weekend getaway. Soaking in the tub or hopping in a steamy shower and scrubbing with one of these soaps will guarantee a relaxed state of mind. You could also display, sell, and use these at a spa, craft fair, or online. However you choose to use these, once you get started, you may not want to stop. Soap making is relatively easy and provides you with something pretty and practical as an end result. What’s not to love?

The written tutorials we found have noted that clear soap making tends to involve spray bottles, while the colored soaps often use layers to achieve their look. Be sure and read all instructions before beginning so that you can achieve your desired result. Most tutorials require the following materials for soap-making:

  • Clear and/or white melt and pour soap
  • Non-bleeding colorants
  • A rectangular, square, oval, or circle mold (often made of silicone)
  • Fragrant oil (you can use essential oils if you like)
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife

You may already have most of these materials, and if you need the soap, colorants, and mold, they can most often be found in a craft store, or can be purchased online.

Once you’ve gathered these items, choose a tutorial – you could try this DIY Gradient Soap Bar, or this 10 Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap. You can also gather inspiration for your own creations by checking out Aromatica Labo or this account on Instagram.