Glitter Gem Stone Soap DIY

5 Materials
45 Minutes

Making soap is way too much fun. The sky is the limit when it comes to colors, mixes and scents! Why not try your hand at this ombre gem stone effect? Gems and crystals are very trendy right now and it's time to add them to your bathroom sink. Pop-in some glitter and you just made handwashing a whole lot more interesting.
Step 1) Cut a 1/3 of a 2lb. block of glycerin soap into small cubes.
Step 2) Place into a microwave safe dish and heat for 1 minute until all pieces are evenly melted.

Step 3) Pour the melted glycerin into 3 dishes. Careful! It's hot!
Step 4) Add soap dye in the color of your choice to each dish. To create an ombre effect, I put 5-10 drops in the first dish, 4 drops in the second and 1 drop in the third. Mix well (and quickly) while the glycerin is still liquid.
See the variance in shades of teal?
Step 5) Add some sparkle to your soap, but adding a pinch of skin-safe soap glitter pigment or mica.
Step 5) Cut the bottom off of a water bottle.
Step 6) Pour your darkest shade of green into the bottom of the plastic water bottle. Let cool, so that the first layer hardens slightly.

Step 7) Add your second shade of green to the bottle and let harden.
Step 8) And finally, add your third shade of green. Let the entire thing harden until solid. If you are impatient (like me), you can speed up this process by placing the entire thing into your freezer.
Step 9) Once hardened completely, peel away the plastic water bottle.
Step 10) Begin cutting away your edges to create, lines/formation that resemble a gem. Have fun with this here! The sky is the limit.
Now, I have a whole collection of gem soaps ready for washing! Isn't the glitter so much fun? My kids can't stop using it!
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  • Cathie
    on Oct 15, 2019

    Can I buy these products at Hobby Lobby or Michael's?

    • Debra
      on Aug 1, 2020

      I make Melt & Pour soap a lot. Hobby Lobby & Michael’s soap products have lots of additives. If possible, it’s better to get them from a soap co, such as Arizona Soap Supply. You know you’re getting pure products. Amazon has many good companies too tho.

  • MMsrx
    on May 11, 2020

    How about using some essential oil to add a lovely scent to the soaps?

  • Adrienne Matthews
    Adrienne Matthews
    on May 13, 2020

    Just bear in mind that glitter is a big pollutant in our environment. The tiny particles get into our waterways and collectively help contribute to the breakdown of or ecosystems. A great idea without the glitter.

    • Dmk
      on May 18, 2020

      There are several companies that sell biodegradable glitter online.

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  • C.B.
    on May 18, 2020

    Nice project! Great way to get kids that don't like to take time to wash their hands, to wash them.😉 I agree, I wouldn't put glitter in my would be attracted to the various colors as they are.😊

  • Abc12084821
    on Sep 17, 2020

    Just an idea. I think adding some essential oil would be nice.

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