Heart Shaped Soap

I love doing crafts and finding fun ways to entertain the kids. One thing that I always wanted to do, but just have not gotten around to was making my own soap. I came across this idea a VERY LONG TIME AGO while watching Martha Stewart and thought this would be the perfect time for me to make some. It is heart shaped soap and everything you need can be found at a craft store.
Here is what you will need:

Nonstick 9-inch square pan
Heart-shape cookie cutter
Glass measuring cup
Glycerin soap
Bench scraper
Soap colorant or food coloring
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
Cutting board
Needlenose pliers
1/8-inch metal letter stamps
Masking tape

Use about 2 1/2 pounds of glycerin soap to make about 16 bars of soap.

1. Depending on your equipment, yields may vary. To determine how much glycerin you’ll need, fill pan with water to 1/4 inch below height of cookie cutter; pour water into measuring cup. Record amount; discard water.

2. Cut soap into small pieces with bench scraper; fill measuring cup. Microwave on medium heat until melted; stir. Add soap and heat until you’ve reached the water amount. Add colorant; stir. Pour liquid into pan. Spray with alcohol to eliminate bubbles.

3. Let harden at room temperature, 2 hours. Freeze 10 minutes.

4. Turn upside down onto cutting board. Create soaps with cookie cutter; pull cutter out with pliers if it sticks. Tape stamps together to form words, and imprint on soap, applying light, even pressure.

This photo is from the Martha Stewart website

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2 Comments

    1. Not yet. I was digging around in my crafting box and found this from a zillion years ago that I wrote down. I was going to get the supplies and try it this weekend.

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