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!
2 Lbs Melt and Pour Goats Milk Soap Base
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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These are adorable, Hannah! Would make such cute Christmas gifts.
Thanks Marie. I agree, these would be a great Christmas gift.
OMG! I love these! I have toyed with the idea of making soap, but have always felt intimidated. Your directions are so clear and concise, I intend do this! Pinning.
Awesome! You totally should. I was intimidated by soap making until I found the melt and pour soap base. It takes all of the hassle out of it.
So darn cute. I have those owl molds. I bet the goat’s milk makes wonderful soap. Thanks for sharing at “Love Your Creativity.”
Thanks Linda. Funny that you have these same molds. I may use them some other time for baking.
Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy
Very cute, and great tutorial! I would like to invite you to link this post to the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 9. http://graceforagypsy.com/a-gathering-of-friends-link-party-9/
Thanks Sylvia! I actually join your party from time to time. Thanks for stopping by!
Rhonda Gales (@RhondaGales)
These are so cute. My granddaughter would love them. I would love for you to join my Sunday’s Best Linkup. We go live every Saturday at 8:00 pm EST. I would love to feature this post. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Rhonda. I’ll check out your linkup. Thanks for the invite.
Aliza Hale Biorn
What a cute idea! I really like the multi-colored soaps that you made, I’m going to definitely try these. Thanks for sharing at The Ultimate Pinterest Party this week!
They are so cute! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!
These are adorable! We are Owl obsessed around here!
Thank you for linking up w us at Creative Muster! We are pinning this! Many blessings to you. xoxoxo Sharon
Adorable! I have a daughter who will be very happy to take on this project – hmmm, I’m thinking Christmas gifts!
thank you for sharing your detailed tutorial with us at this week’s Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop!
These would make great Christmas gifts for sure!
These look like a fun gift idea to make. They look really simple too, I thought it would be more complicated. Great news!
Not complicated at all!
Such a cute design and I love the multi-color ones as well! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! This will be my feature this coming week!
Kathleen Aherne (@CoolTweed)
Hannah, Your cute owl soap has been chosen by our Roseann to be featured in the next Blogger’s Pit Stop. Well done.
Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my project.
These are absolutely adorable!!! I love them!
Thanks for linking up @LiveLifeWell!
Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy
Stopping by again to say thanks for linking this post to the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 9, Pinned!
These are SO precious! What a fabulous gift idea. So sweet!
Thanks Kristi! They do make great gifts.
These are fantastic. There’s just something about owls. Featuring when my link party opens tonight!
Thanks so much Carol!
Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy
I love these soaps! This post will be FEATURED at the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 10 . http://graceforagypsy.com/a-gathering-of-friends-link-party-10/