Soap making has become a big hobby of mine as of late. Making homemade soap is such an easy craft to do, and the finished process really make for wonderful gifts, as well as party favors. Today I'm sharing one of my favorites with you - homemade apricot seed soap. JOANN Stores sent me supplies for this post, though all opinions are my own.
The wonderful thing about soap making is that it doesn't involve a huge process if you use the simple melt and pour soap bases. They are available at craft stores like JOANN Stores, along with other supplies you will need to make your homemade soaps. In fact, all of the supplies needed for this project are available in their stores, as well as online.
Homemade Apricot Seed Soap with Peach Mango Fragrance
To get started with soap making, you will need a few basic supplies like a soap mold and a glass measuring cup. You can use a bowl too, but the measuring cup is nice since it has a pouring spout. You'll also want some wooden craft sticks for stirring, and a small spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol to get rid of the bubbles that may form when you pour your soap into the mold.
- 2 pounds Life of the Party Hello Lovely Mango & Shea Glycerin Beauty Soap Brick
- 2 tablespoons Hello Lovely 1.2 oz. Beauty Soap Inclusions Apricot Seed
- 1 drop orange from the Hello Lovely 3 pk Beauty Glycerin Soap Colors-Pink, Orange & Ruby Red
- 30 drops Hello Lovely 0.5 fl. oz. Peach Mango Beauty Soap Fragrance
- Hello Lovely Soap Making Heavy Duty Loaf Mold
- Glass measuring cup
- Wavy soap cutter
- Wooden craft stick for stirring
- (optional) small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
Step 1. Cut the soap base into 1 inch cubes. Put 1 pound into the measuring cup and microwave on high for 30 seconds. remove and stir well. If the soap base is not completely melted, put in for 10 second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted.
Step 2. Add the orange soap colorant and 15 drops of the soap fragrance. Stir well.
Step 3. Pour mixture into soap mold.
Step 4. Sprinkle with 1.5 tablespoons of the apricot seed.
Step 5. Let set for about 15 minutes. You leave it set for only this long, so that the next layer can sort of blend into the other, and the apricot seeds will fall further into the first layer, creating the lovely swirls in the soap that you will notice after cutting.
Step 6. Repeat step 1 with the remaining 1 pound of soap base.
Step 7. Pour into soap mold.
Step 8. Sprinkle remaining apricot seed over the top.
Step 9. Let set for about 1-2 hours.
Step 10. Remove sides of mold.
Step 11. Using the wavy soap cutter, cut soap into 1-2 inch bars.
See, it really is that simple to make beautiful and fragrance handmade soap at home. You can experiment with other scents and colors too, if you'd wish.