Homemade Shamrock Soap


Things are becoming more and more green around our house. With St. Patrick’s Day nearing, it only seemed right to make some Homemade Shamrock Soap!
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This year I have been trying to incorporate more homemade products in my life. The thing behind “homemade” is that you know exactly what is being put into the product you are using. When it comes to soap, you can control the additives so you can ensure your skin is receiving only the best. With a few supplies and some fun silicone molds you can make your own homemade soap your skin will love!
Ready to make some? Check out the tutorial below!
Homemade Shamrock Soap
Supplies Needed:
Wilton Shamrock Silicone Mold
Clear Glycerin Soap Base or White Glycerin Soap Base (clear will have a transparent-like appearance and white will have a deeper color)
Matte Woodland Green Soap Color Bar
Oak Moss & Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Plastic Transfer Pipette
Microwave Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl
Spray Bottle (found at the Dollar Store)
91% Isopropyl Alcohol
Pennies (for embedding in soap if you want)
Directions:
Cut your soap base into cubes and place into your microwave safe measuring cup or bowl.
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Place your container into the microwave on high for 30 second increments. Stir in between each cooking session until the soap is completely melted (should take about a minute total). Be careful not too overheat the soap as it can burn.
Add your soap colorant. You can add little slices of the color block, stir, and repeat until you reach your desired shade of green.
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Using your plastic transfer pipette, place a few drops of your fragrance oil into the melted soap base. Stir well.
Pour your melted soap into your soap mold until each cavity is completely filled. Note: If you want to place pennies into the soap you will want to put one penny into the bottom of each cavity and pour your soap on top of it.
You will notice little air bubbles on the top of your soap.
Spray the top of your soap with a few short bursts of the isopropyl alcohol. This will remove any air bubbles on the surface of the soap.
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Allow the soap to harden for 1-2 hours.
Remove the soap from the mold by gently pressing from the back to release the soap. It should pop out easily.
Individually wrap your soap in clear plastic wrap. Glycerin soap must be kept covered until it is ready to be used.
Enjoy your Homemade Shamrock Soap that looks neat and smells amazing!
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Brittanie Pyper

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1 question
  • Virginia Long
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Have you ever used goat's milk if so can you share that recipe

    • Mary L. Sutherland
      on Jul 20, 2018

      Hi Virginia. This is a melt & pour recipe. Not a recipe for making your own soap. Basically she bought premade soap. They sell it at most craft stores. It is called "Melt-n-Pour Soap Base". It is "base" because it is the basic recipe before you add any fragrance or colors.

      After buying it, she slowly heated it to a liquid, and then poured it into a mold.


      If you want to make your own from start to finish. There are recipes out there. Google search "Natural goats milk soap recipe".


      **Be aware that there IS an aspect of making an all natural soap from scratch recipe, which requires the use of an extremely alkaline substance called "Lye". Which can severely burn or blind you if you're not taking the correct precautions and process steps.


      Be SURE that you want to go the entirely from scratch method and do LOTS of research before diving In.


      I had a VERY rustic old aunt (think heating metal buckets of water on wood burning iron top stove for baths & hand pump for water in the kitchen kind of rustic. She taught us how to make soap from rendered fat & lye from wood ash. In an old cauldron over a wood fire in her back yard. Poured & ladled it into the long soap molds made of boards & lined with parchment. Then we cut the bars from the resulting log. No fancy colors, no smells unless she added some rancid 40 yr old perfume.

      Aunt Ina was a hoot.

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