DIY FRAGRANT SOAPS

4 Materials
$35
3 Hours
Easy

As a final touch to our guest bath, I was not able to find the perfect soaps. I knew exactly what I wanted, however, the soaps that I wanted were nowhere to be found. So like any good DIYer, I decided to make my own.
diy fragrant soaps
I started with a gentle glycerine soap cut into small cubes. In addition to the soap, I needed silicone molds, coloring specifically made for making soaps, and a fragrance. The fragrance I chose to use was Nag Champa, a mixture of patchouli, sandalwood, and dragon blood, however, the fragrance is a personal preference.
diy fragrant soaps
I placed the cubes in a microwave-safe measuring cup and melted on high for two minutes.
diy fragrant soaps
After the cubes are melted, the color and fragrance are added to the liquid soap and stirred until the color and fragrance are well mixed.
diy fragrant soaps
The liquid soap should be evenly colored and easy to pour.
diy fragrant soaps
In addition to the silicone molds, I used my crafting muffin tin to make a second batch of soap.
diy fragrant soaps
After experimenting with some displays, for our beach themed bathroom, I decided on a clamshell soap dish with complimenting hand towel.
diy fragrant soaps
This is a photo of the soap from the silicone mold. 100% HAND MADE. We have guests coming in for the weekend. With other small gifts, I am including three soaps in a clear 5x7 bag and tied with a lovely bow. In addition to being beautiful, the gift basket will have a wonderful aroma.

Resources for this project:

P&J Trading Summer Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Peach,...
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  • Bp
    on Jul 3, 2018

    Can the silicon molds be purchased at a craft store such as Michael's, and where can the fragrances be purchased?

    Thank you. Barb

    • Ericka Young Stafford
      on Jul 4, 2018

      My sister makes soaps and buys her molds at Michaels, Joanns, and hobby lobby :) fragrance oils can be bought at walmart but I would honestly buy a good grade oil from a natural store or online

  • Carlena Biggs
    on Jul 9, 2018

    When you used the muffin tins did you coat them first and if so what did you use? I love this ides and even have those small muffin tins that I never use...yet. lol. Thanks for the great info!...and answers.


  • Bp
    on Jul 11, 2018

    How do you clean the wax out of the glass bowl (used glass bowl since didn't have a glass measuring cup)?

    • Cynthia H
      on Jul 15, 2018

      If you fill the bowl with very cold water, any residue lifts right out. Freezing the bowl works, too.

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