With the holidays just around the corner, we’re always looking for some fun and simple gift ideas for family and friends.
A great way to spread some warmth this holiday season is by making these adorable DIY Seashell Soaps.
Here’s a short video of how we made our seashell soaps:
What you’ll need:
- pure glycerin soap
- plastic or silicone candy/soap molds
- glass measuring cup
- cutting board
- *optional* a few drops of fragrance or essential oils
Let’s dive right in!
To make your own DIY seashell soaps, begin with a few bars of pure glycerin soap. You can pick these up at any major grocery store, and they usually come in a variety of different colors. We chose a pretty seafoam green.
You’ll also need a few seashells, and some plastic soap or candy molds. You can find both of these online or at your local craft store.
Begin by cutting the bars of soap into cubes. Next, place the soap into a glass bowl and heat in the microwave until the soap is melted. Ours took about 45 seconds to melt down.
If you’d like, add in a few drops of fragrance or essential oil. Our fragrance is called “tropical paradise” and smells like ocean breezes and coconut, but you could just as easily add in a few drops of lavendar, eucalyptus, or vanilla.
Next, we poured the glycerin halfway into the molds, and placed the seashells in. Then, we let the soap cool for 30 seconds before pouring in the rest of the glycerin.
Let the soaps cool for an hour. (If you’d like to speed up the process, try placing the molds in the fridge while the soaps cool.)
When the soaps have hardened, pop them out of the mold and you’re ready to go!
For a heartfelt homemade gift idea, we recommend placing the soaps into seashells and wrapping them up with some clear cellophane wrap and twine.
That’s all for now, mermaids!
Until next time!
The Vogue Mermaid