Glitter Gem Stone Soap DIY

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team
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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  • Gordon Gordon on Apr 13, 2021

    About how many soap gems does 2 lbs of glycerin soap make?

  • Mikkigirl Mikkigirl on Oct 17, 2021

    Can you use Goats Milk pourable base and get the same results or does it need to be clear glycerin?

    Thank you!

  • Katen Katen on Oct 19, 2021

    Is the glitter environmentally and plumbing friendly

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  • Carol Carol on Apr 10, 2021

    Bet you could try adding scents as well. Fun project. Thanks!

  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 12, 2021

    Not sure of this project, but I tried a similar project with melting soap in the microwave and I had to get rid of the microwave. I couldn't get the soap smell out of the microwave. I suggest using a spare old microwave.

    • Leigh Neubuck Leigh Neubuck on Apr 12, 2021

      A lot of glycerine soap is odorless so if you choose wisely it may not be an issue with this??