I made some new soap today guys! This time I went with cute owl soap bars that are fall colors. As much as I love my floral soap bars, I figured a change for the season would be a nice touch. These little guys are adorable and they take less than 10 minutes to make. Seriously! Keep reading for a full tutorial on these DIY owl soap bars. As with my previous soap tutorial, I used melt and pour goats milk soap base . I really love this stuff!
This project only requires a few supplies which I’ve linked below. There are so many cute soap molds on Amazon! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will make a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thanks for the support!
Cut the goats milk soap base into small chunks and then place them into a microwave safe dish (preferably one with a spout designed to pour from). I used my large Pyrex measuring bowl and it worked perfectly. I started with just half of the goats milk soap base because I wasn’t sure how many bars I would get out of it (turns out it’s 4 for this mold).
Microwave the goats milk soap base in 30 second increments stirring every 30 seconds until it is fully melted. For me this took about 90 seconds but all microwaves vary so just keep an eye on it.
Add essential oils to the melted goats milk soap base and stir it all together. I was super fancy and used BBQ skewers to stir my soap. For each lb of soap base I used 10-15 drops of essential oil.
Split the melted soap base into 3 or 4 containers and then add the soap colorant until you get the colors that you want. I wanted fall colors so I mixed some green, yellow, orange and reds.
Here is example of my first cup with the soap colorant. I had to work fast since the soap sets quickly so I didn’t take pictures of the other colors that I mixed. Again, fancy BBQ skewers for my stir sticks. 😉
Slowly pour the melted goats milk soap base into the silicone mold. You will get 4.5 bars out of each pound of soap base so if you melt both blocks, you should be able to fill 9 of the silicone molds. I anticipated only 3 of the molds would be filled so I just mixed the remaining colored soap in the three cups together for the last one (bottom left in below image).
Let the bars sit for at least 2 hours before removing them from the mold. I ended up making two total batches and getting 9 bars out of the 2lbs of goats milk soap base that I bought.
I love making my own soap bars. They are so easy and with all of the silicone molds on the market these days you can make some pretty unique soaps bars.
Here are all 9 of them! Some of my “fall” colors didn’t turn out so fall looking. They are still cute though.
These 3 colors are my favorite!
The soap suds up nicely. My hands always feel very clean after I use it. So if you have any reservations when it comes to quality, rest assured.
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If you like this soap tutorial, check out my tutorial on DIY Floral Soap Bars