Melt and pour soaps are amazingly easy to make. And these pretty swirled soaps get their marbled look just by using two colors. We made these for Curious.com. And they are so summery, we thought it’d be fun to share them again!
Here’s a video we made showing every step. Follow along then use the steps below to make your own!
How To Make Swirled Seashell Soaps at Curious.com (Curious will ask for your email to join for free. It’s totally worth it!)
How To Make Swirled Soaps
5 ounces white shea butter soap base*
5 drops turquoise soap color
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Seashells candy mold (Yes, you can use a candy mold to make soaps!)
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
*We filled our soap mold with water to measure what amount of soap base to use. If you are using a different mold, just measure your mold with water and use half that amount for each color.
2 Pyrex measuring cups
1. To get started, you’ll need to cut the soap base into cubes. It comes scored, so use a sharp knife to cut the scored squares apart. Melt 2 1/2 cubes in one of the Pyrex cups in the microwave. We did ours on high for 30 seconds. Then we stopped and stirred the soap with a chopstick. Reheated on high for ten more seconds, then checked and repeated until the soap was thoroughly melted. Repeat this process to melt the other 2 1/2 cubes in the other Pyrex cup.
2. Mix 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil into one of the measuring cups of soap. Then mix 5 drops of turquoise color in the same cup. Leave the other cup of melted soap white and unscented.
3. Pour both colors at the same time into one of the seashell molds. Gently swirl the two soap colors together in the mold with the toothpick. Do not over stir. You want to leave swirls of color. Immediately spritz the surface of the soap with alcohol This will pop any bubbles. Don’t feel like you need to rush through the pour and swirl steps. You can reheat the soap in the Pyrex cups if it cools.
4. When you have filled all the shell molds, let the soap cool for about an hour. It should be cool to the touch. Turn the mold over and gently unmold the soaps. If the soaps don’t come out of the mold easily, place the mold in the freezer for 15 minutes and try again.
We hope you have fun making swirled soaps! If you have any questions, leave us a comment. We’d love to help!
Jennifer & Kitty