Glitter Gem Stone Soap DIY

5 Materials
$25
45 Minutes
Easy

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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  • Linda
    on Sep 13, 2019

    Wouldn't the glitter or mica cause a stopped-up drain?

    • Debbie Baugh
      on Sep 16, 2019

      There are soap glitters and micas, that are approved for bath products and should not cause any problems. Do not use craft products in bath items.

  • Sue
    on Sep 14, 2019

    I have quite a few soaps too small to keep using and would like to melt them and make one bar out of them. Do you know how to melt them in the microwave? Thanks!

    • Sue
      on Nov 16, 2019

      Thank you Graci! Never thought of that nor the onion bag! Will give it a try. THanks again

  • Cathie
    on Oct 15, 2019

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

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