Have you ever tried making soap? When I saw the pin for Ocean Glitter Soap, I knew it was time that I give it a try. My daughter loves all things glittery and mermaids so I was inspired to put a mermaid spin on this soap. This DIY Blue Glitter Mermaid Soap was the perfect project for Week 28 of the Pinterest Challenge!
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I was thrilled to find the little mermaid toys! They were so adorable and perfect for the soap I had in mind. They were a little bigger than the ocean toys used in the original pin. That meant I would need to find a different silicone mold that was a little deeper.
Here is a list of supplies needed for this project. I got everything except for the mermaids and the silicone mold at Michael’s. I’ve provided links to all supplies in case you need a reference.
- Mermaid Toys
- Silicone Mold
- Clear Glycerin Soap
- Orange Essential Oil (you could use any scent)
- Blue Soap Colorant
How to Make Glitter Mermaid Soap
The first step is to put the mermaids face down in the silicone mold and sprinkle the bottom with glitter. You really don’t need very much glitter. I put a little too much in some of mine.
Then I used a large glass measuring cup to microwave the cubes of glycerin soap. I went ahead and melted the entire 2 lb package of soap. You don’t need quite that much to fill this particular silicone mold.
Once the soap was melted, I added about five drops of blue colorant and approximately one teaspoon of orange essential oil. After mixing it together, I poured it into the mold. It only took about 45 minutes before it was ready to be popped out of the mold. I was so excited to see how adorable these little blue glitter mermaid soaps turned out! They would be perfect party favors for a little girl’s mermaid party.
When I had extra soap mixture, I went ahead and made a batch of Mini Heart Glitter Soaps as well. I already had this mold on hand after making Glitter Heart Crayons earlier in the year for Valentine favors. These little glitter heart soaps turned out super cute too!
What a fun week for the Pinterest Challenge! This has been an easy challenge to keep up with over the summer. If you would like to join me, I have a small Facebook group called 52 Weeks of Pinterest – 2018 Challenge. It’s just a fun place to share ideas and see what others are creating.