Try It Tuesday

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This weekend, I hosted my Best Mate’s baby shower. The theme? Doctor Who! When I found out she was having a boy, I automatically knew that would be the theme– I mean, hello–everything’s BLUE!

Knowing the theme, I ordered these silicone molds from Think Geek:

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I thought I’d use them for little chocolates or maybe mini cupcakes. Yeeeahhh… I didn’t realize they were bigger than they looked. Must’ve been that timelord technology.

Anywhoo, I thought, “What can I make with these?” Then it hit me: soap!

I looked online or instructions and got to work! First, I gathered my gear:

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~glycerin soap

~soap dye

~lavender essential oils

~Tardis molds

 

To begin, I sprayed the molds with alcohol to help the glycerin not to create bubbles.

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Then, I melted the glycerin. I placed it in a microwave-safe bowl and heated it up for 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the glycerin was melted thoroughly.

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Next, I added the color and essential oils. I chose lavender because its relaxing and I like the smell.

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After the soap was blue throughout, I poured the glycerin into the molds and sprayed it with alcohol again, to reduce the bubbles.

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I let the soap set overnight and then popped them out in the morning:

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This was such a simple and fun little craft! I ended up using the soaps as prizes for the game we played and people really liked them! I think I may go buy a circle mold and make some “fun soap” for my nieces and nephews!

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