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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.
glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 1) Cut a 1/3 of a 2lb. block of glycerin soap into small cubes.
glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 2) Place into a microwave safe dish and heat for 1 minute until all pieces are evenly melted.

glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 3) Pour the melted glycerin into 3 dishes. Careful! It's hot!
glitter gem stone soap diy
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.
glitter gem stone soap diy
See the variance in shades of teal?
glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 5) Add some sparkle to your soap, but adding a pinch of skin-safe soap glitter pigment or mica.
glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 5) Cut the bottom off of a water bottle.
glitter gem stone soap diy
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.

glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 7) Add your second shade of green to the bottle and let harden.
glitter gem stone soap diy
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.
glitter gem stone soap diy
Step 9) Once hardened completely, peel away the plastic water bottle.
glitter gem stone soap diy
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.
glitter gem stone soap diy
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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  • Philip Jackson
    on Jul 10, 2018

    This is fine if I wanted to make soap from scratch, but,it still doesn't tell me what to do with all the left over pcs of bath soap. Can I melt them (how) and reform (how) them into new bars? What is the process?

    • Kathy
      on Dec 30, 2018

      U can go to Hobby Lobby or a craft store & buy a soap kit to make the bars with instructions. It's really easy to make.

  • Rebecca Lageschulte
    on Dec 3, 2018

    Yes I do want to give this a try, like others, what do you do with the waist? and can you also add scents?

    • Alexandra
      on Dec 30, 2018

      Yes you can save the wasted pieces and melt them down again. And yes you can add scents to your soap.

  • PamPam
    on Dec 30, 2018

    Can I melt the end of regular bar soap (e.g. Dial, Zest, etc.) and make them into a larger bar? I hate using the little pieces and even more hate wasting them by throwing away.

    • Yve
      on Dec 31, 2018

      I have a dishwasher and rarely use it because I am single. By the time I have enough dishes to run the crazy machine for an hour and 30 minutes I have to wait about two weeks LOL. So I hand wash my few items every day. Doing so the dish soap dries my hands out severely.

      So in answering your question glycerin soap rocks! It actually restores my hands.

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  • Chris
    on Dec 30, 2018

    very nice pictorial and different"take" on soap ,esp. as a gift.Thank you!

  • Kathy Jerman
    on Dec 30, 2018

    Forget the glitter, remember everything eventually washes out into the lakes, ocean fish think it is food.

    • Debsplace54
      on Dec 30, 2018

      It's not actual glitter. There are different types. I actually have what's called "edible glitter". Since regular glitter isn't safe anymore, new products are taking their place.

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