This homemade soap recipe is so easy to make. Anyone can easily learn how to make soap at home. Kids will go crazy over Tie Dye Soap.
Homemade Soap Recipe
I’m excited to share this easy DIY project for you to do at home. We are making homemade soap. This time we are making tie dye soap because I just love how it looks.
The kids have a blast making their own soap and we like to put it in the guest bathroom or in the kitchen. Our guests think it is so fun. Plus, the kids just love making it.
It is so easy to make soap from scratch and you don’t need any fancy soap makers to make these soap bars. With just a few simple ingredients, anyone can master the art of homemade soap.
The supplies can easily be found on Amazon or your local craft store. The entire DIY is really easy and so much fun. The results are gorgeous soap.
Supplies you need:
- Melt & Pour Soap Base
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Liquid Soap Colorants
- Molding Tray
- Small stick, toothpick or straw. Any of these would work to stir the soap mixture.
- Small Spray Bottle filled with Rubbing Alcohol (Optional but very helpful)
How to make soap at home:
- Step 1. Place your Melt & Pour Soap base on a flat surface. Use your knife and cut it into 1 inch cubes. I cut about 10 cubes for 2 full bars of soap.
- Step 2. Place your cut cubes into your bowl and place in the microwave for 35 seconds. Once the cycle is finished, remove from the microwave and give it a quick stir.
Make sure all the cubes are melted down to liquid. This is a great time to add in some essential oils if you want. I would add him some lavender.
- Step 3. Place your molding tray on a flat surface. Add a drop of red and a drop of green on the base of the mold. Try to evenly space the colors apart.
- Step 4. Now, quickly pour your soap into the molds. Make sure to fill each cavity to the top. It is important that the molds are full for the best appearance.
- Step 5. Once your molds are filled, grab your soap colorant. Drop in a color of red, blue, green and yellow. Quickly swirl the design around using your stick or straw.
- Step 6. You’ll notice the color starts to sink to the bottom and then comes back to the top. This is creating the tie dye effect at the bottom.
- Step 7. Spritz the top of your soap with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles
- Step 8. Allow the soap to sit in the mold for at least 2 hours.
- Step 9. Remove the soap from each mold and enjoy. Gently push on the bottom of each mold if you are having trouble removing. It should pop right out.
How to store:
Homemade soap will last longer if stored in a cool dark place. It can be stored inside a container or bag.
Keep it away from extreme temperatures or damp environments. This will ensure it has the longest shelf life possible.
How long does homemade soap last?
This varies by the ingredients used in homemade soap. It can last up to 12 months.
- Essential Oils. Choose your favorite essential oil and add to the soap mixture. Lavender is a favorite around our house.
It makes the soap smell great. Lavender is calming and a great oil to use.
- Soap Molds. You can use any shape you prefer or just a regular soap mold. Tie Dye Soap looks great in any shape.
Feel free to use what you have on hand or prefer. The options are endless.
- Different colors. Substitute different colors in the soap. It would be fun to coordinate for holidays, party themes and more.
Tips for homemade bar soap:
- Allow the soap to set. It is crucial to allow the soap to set in the mold for 2 hours. Attempting to move the soap too soon will make it difficult to remove. Whereas, leaving it too long can also cause difficulties.
- Press on the mold to remove. Gently press on the bottom of the mold to help remove the soap from each mold.
- Evenly space the soap colorant. Try to place the drops of color evenly apart.
- Gently swirl the colors. You can use a toothpick or straw to gently swirl the colors into the soap mixture. Do not stir too rigourlsy or you risk combining the colors too much.
- Spritz the top of soap with alcohol. While this is optional, it is a great way to stop any air bubbles from forming. It is an easy and inexpensive way to make sure the soap looks great.
- Soap Cubes. Make sure the soap cubes are melted into a liquid. Microwave in intervals and stir. Be careful that you do not microwave too long or you risk burning the mixture.
Stir gently as it will be hot.
This fun Tie Dye Soap is a blast to make.
This soap is so easy to make and a great DIY projects for kids to help out with. When you’re ready to use the soap just get it wet and lather up and enjoy.
It is a great gift and you can easily change the color and shape of the soap. We love to give this as party favors instead of more candy. It makes such a useful gift and we have fun making it.
The time spent together is priceless and everyone has fun. It is such a blast to make.
Leave a comment letting us know if you make this and how it turns out. I think you will love it!
Print this Homemade Soap Recipe below:
Tie Dye Soap
- Melt & Pour Soap Base Purchase here or at Michaels
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Liquid Soap Colorants
- Molding Tray – You can buy it on Amazon here.
- Small stick toothpick or straw
- Small Spray Bottle filled with Rubbing Alcohol Optional
- Place your Melt & Pour Soap base on a flat surface and using your knife cut it into 1 inch cubes. I cut about 10 cubes for 2 full bars of soap.
- Place your cut cubes into your bowl and place in the microwave for 35 seconds. Once the cycle is finished remove from the microwave and give it a quick stir to make sure all the cubes are melted down to liquid. This is a great time to add in some essential oils if you want. I would add him some lavendar. You can read about how to buy essential oils here.
- Place your molding tray on a flat surface and add a drop of red and a drop of green on the base cof the mold.
- Now quickly pour your soap into the molds filling up each cavity to the top.
- Once your molds are filled grab your soap colorant and drop in a color of red, blue, green and yellow and quickly using your stick/straw start to swirl the design around.
- You’ll notice the color starts to sink to the bottom and then comes back to the top. This is creating the tie dye effect at the bottom.
- Spritz the tops of your soaps with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles
- Allow to sit in mold for at least 2 hours.
- Remove soap from mold and enjoy.