DIY Colorful Layered Soap

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Introduction: DIY Colorful Layered Soap

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Have you ever wanted to make soap, but don't know how or what to use? Then here's where that ends! From soap supplies, to a masterpiece of cool colors and favorite scents. Great for cleaning those suds off your hands, especially during this time when many types of sicknesses are going around!

Supplies

  • Gelatin
  • Soap scent
  • Three soap dye colors
  • Soap molds

(Found at Hobby Lobby)⬆

  • A couple toothpicks
  • A small liquid measuring cup

Step 1: Chopping Your First Piece of Gelatin

To start making your soap, prepare your space, so you are quickly able to move from the microwave to your soap molds. Cut a piece of gelatin large enough to fill 1/3 of your mold, remembering that when you microwave your gelatin there will be less than before.

Step 2: Melting the Gelatin

Put your piece of gelatin in a liquid measuring cup, place it in the microwave, and set it to about 15 seconds. Once it has finished melting, quickly move so that you are next to your soap molds.

Step 3: Pouring the Gelatin Into the Soap Molds

Next, pour the gelatin into the mold of your choice. DO NEXT STEP IMMEDIATELY AFTER!

Step 4: Dripping the Soap Dye Into the Melted Gelatin

As quickly as you can, squeeze your first color bottle until at least 4 drops fall into the melted gelatin. Make sure you don't put similar colors close together, you won't be able to tell the difference. QUICKLY DO NEXT STEP!

Step 5: Squeezing the Soap Scent Into the Colored Mixture

Quickly, take your soap scent and drip it a couple of times into the colored mixture.

Step 6: Mixing It Together

Now, mix the soap mixture together. Wait at least 15 minutes for the soap to dry.

Step 7: Cutting Your Second Piece of Gelatin

While your soap is drying, you may cut your next piece of gelatin. It has to be large enough so that there is only one third of the mold left.

Step 8: Melting Your Second Piece of Gelatin

DO NOT do this step until the soap has been drying for at least 15 minutes! Now melt the second chunk of gelatin in the microwave for 15 seconds. Quickly pour it on top of the other layer of soap.

Step 9: Drip the Dye Into the Second Layer of Gelatin

Drip at least four drops of your second color into the mixture. DO NEXT STEP QUICKLY!

Step 10: Adding Scent to Your Second Layer

Next, add a few drops of scent into your second layer of gelatin.

Step 11: Stirring the Second Layer of Soap

Once your soap scent and color has been dropped into the melted gelatin, very gently stir. DON'T STIR TOO DEEP OR IT WILL SEEP INTO THE FIRST LAYER. Allow the soap to sit for at least 20 minutes.

Step 12: Cut Your Third Piece of Gelatin

While your second layer is drying, chop a large enough piece of gelatin so that it will fill up to the top of mold.

Step 13: Melting the Third Layer of Gelatin

After you have waited 20 minutes for the second layer to dry, pour the melted gelatin on top of the second layer of soap. Be careful to not let it overflow! DO THE NEXT STEP!

Step 14: Color the Last Layer of Gelatin

Now that you poured the melted gelatin into the mold, color it with a few drops of your third color. IMMEDIATELY DO NEXT STEP!

Step 15: Scenting the Last Layer of Gelatin

Once you have added the dye, drop a few drips of soap scent into the last layer of melted gelatin.

Step 16: The Final Step

Stir the last layer of soap mixture, while making sure to not touch the layer underneath. Let the whole mixture in the soap mold sit for an hour on a safe surface, or place it in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Step 17: Enjoying Your Soap!

Once your soap has finished drying, set it on your sink or give it to a friend! Hope you enjoyed creating your soap, and hope you enjoy using it in the future!

Thanks for viewing my instructable!

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    6 Comments

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    Aarav G
    Aarav G

    8 months ago

    Such an interesting idea!

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    artdesigner
    artdesigner

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thanks!

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    QGurlCraft
    QGurlCraft

    8 months ago

    Very pretty!

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    artdesigner
    artdesigner

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thanks so much!

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    8 months ago

    Ooooh those look like very fancy mineral soap! Love the layers :)

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    artdesigner
    artdesigner

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you so much!