About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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This is another article that shows you how to make Exquisite DIY Glycerine Soap for Gift Ideas. Imagine crafting personalized gifts that not only captivate the eyes with their vibrant colors and shapes but also pamper the senses with their alluring scents. We’re thrilled to introduce you to the art of crafting scented, colored, and moisturizing glycerine soap – an enchanting blend of aesthetics and functionality.
In this guide, we’ll unveil the secrets behind designing these stunning soap bars that make for perfect gift ideas, each brimming with the potential to inspire joy and bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones.
- High-quality glycerine soap
- Coconut oil
- Essential oil
- Mica color powder: Pink and pink-purple colors.
- Oily color powder: Fuchsia color
- Sweet almond oil
- Optional – Glitter
Use only high-quality ingredients. Opting for premium ingredients will elevate the effectiveness, safety, and overall experience of your handmade beauty products.
- Scale to weigh quantities
- 2 glass beakers
- 2 small bowls
- Silicone mold that has different shapes
- Medical alcohol 70%
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: DIY Glycerine Soap for Gift Ideas
Prepare the Colors
We are going to prepare two colors, one purely with mica powder, the other a mix between mica and oily color powders. This is completely up to you.
1- In two small bowls, put in each 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil.
2- In one bowl, add 0.5 grams (0.017 oz) of mica powder, pink-purple color.
3- In the second bowl, we will experiment with a mix of mica and oily color powders:
- Add 0.25 grams (0.01 oz) of pink mica
- Add 0.25 grams (0.01 oz) of fuchsia oily color powder
4- Mix the contents in each bowl thoroughly.
Making the Soap
5- We will need 500 grams (17.63 oz) of glycerine soap to make 8 different shapes of colored and scented soap bars.
6- Cut the glycerine soap into pieces.
7- Place the glycerine pieces in a beaker and melt them in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is done by placing the beaker in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the beaker. As it melts, make sure to mix every now and then.
8- Split the melted glycerine soap about equally in 2 beakers.
9- Pour the pink-purple mica color into the first beaker.
10- Pour the pink-fuchsia mica and oily color into the second beaker.
11- Add one tablespoon of coconut oil into each of the beakers. If the coconut oil is a little thick or solid because of cold room temperature, it will melt in the still-hot glycerine.
12- Mix the contents of both beakers thoroughly.
13- The contents of the beakers should have somewhat cooled by now to allow adding the essential oil. To confirm this, try holding one beaker in both hands. If you can hold it comfortably, then we can add the essential oil.
- Add 10 drops of rose essential oil to the purple beaker.
- Add 10 drops of jasmine essential oil to the fuchsia beaker.
14- Mix well.
15- Pour the contents of the beakers into the different shapes of the mold.
16- Spray the soap surface in the mold with medical alcohol 70% to get rid of any bubbles that might have formed during pouring.
17- Allow the soap to cool down and solidify completely. The duration depends on the room temperature.
18- After the soap has fully hardened, remove the bars carefully from the mold.
19- Optional – Consider adding some glitter to the surface of each soap bar for decoration.
How to Use: DIY Glycerine Soap for Gift Ideas
Enjoy your personalized glycerine soap with these easy steps:
- Wet: Wet your hands or body with water.
- Lather: Rub the soap between your hands to create a soft, foamy lather.
- Cleanse: Gently massage the lather onto your skin. Breathe in the lovely scent.
- Rinse: Wash off the soap with water.
- Pat Dry: Gently pat your skin dry with a towel.
- Store: Keep the soap in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and moisture.
- Gift: If you’ve made these soaps as gifts, share the joy with your loved ones!
- Gentle Cleansing: Scented, colored, and moisturizing glycerine soap gently cleanses your skin without stripping away its natural moisture. The soap’s mild formula ensures a refreshing cleanse without causing dryness or irritation.
- Enchanting Aromatherapy: Indulge your senses with the captivating scents of your handcrafted soap. The aromatic fragrances provide a mini aromatherapy session during each use, helping you unwind and relax.
- Vibrant Colors: The vibrant hues of your glycerine soap not only make it visually appealing but also add a touch of creativity to your daily routine. Choose colors that reflect your mood or match your bathroom decor for a delightful experience.
- Intense Hydration: Experience the moisturizing magic of glycerine as it locks in moisture and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. Enjoy a boost of hydration that’s perfect for soothing dry or sensitive skin.
- Thoughtful Gifts: Crafted with care, scented, colored, and moisturizing glycerine soap makes for thoughtful and personalized gifts. Share the joy with friends and family, gifting them a unique, handcrafted creation that pampers and delights.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some practical tips and tricks to enhance your experience when crafting and using scented, colored, and moisturizing DIY Glycerine Soap for Gift Ideas:
- Experiment with Colors: Mix and match color powders to create unique and visually appealing soap bars. Start with small amounts to achieve your desired hue, and remember that a little goes a long way.
- Layer Scents Creatively: Blend different essential oils to create captivating scent combinations. Experiment with floral, citrus, or herbal scents to personalize your soap’s aroma.
- Mindful Scent Strength: Essential oils are potent, so use them sparingly. Begin with a few drops, gradually adding more until you achieve your desired fragrance level.
- Layering Colors: For multi-colored soap bars, pour one color layer at a time, allowing each layer to partially set before adding the next. This creates distinct, visually appealing layers.
- Use Silicone Molds: Silicone molds make it easy to release the soap once it’s set. They come in various shapes and sizes, adding a touch of elegance to your soap bars.
- Adding Embellishments: Consider embedding small decorative elements like dried flowers or herbs into your soap for added charm.
- Test Before Gifting: If making soap as gifts, test a bar yourself to ensure the scent and colors are as you intended before gifting them to others.
- Label with Care: If giving your soap as gifts, create simple labels with the soap’s ingredients and your personal touch. This adds a professional look and provides useful information.
- Mindful Storage: After each use, place your glycerine soap in a soap dish that allows proper drainage. This prevents the soap from becoming too soft and prolongs its life.
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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
The steps to make the DIY Glycerine Soap for Gift Ideas are demonstrated in this video.