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How to Make Handmade Soap

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    1. Introduction to Making Soap at Home
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    Whether you need party favors or a simple way to let your guests know they're welcome, discover how to make homemade soap! Soapmaking at home is simple and fun.

    Whether you need party favors or a simple way to let your guests know they're welcome, discover how to make homemade soap! Soapmaking at home is simple and fun.

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    2. How to Make Seashell Swirl Soaps
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    Your bathroom can have all the fun of a day at the beach once you learn to create homemade seashell soaps! Learn how to combine colors for a fun swirl effect.

    Your bathroom can have all the fun of a day at the beach once you learn to create homemade seashell soaps! Learn how to combine colors for a fun swirl effect.

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    3. How to Make Chamomile Flower Soaps
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    Create soothing scented guest soaps from scratch, right at home! Learn how to make flower-shaped soaps with chamomile (or any herb) suspended within the soap.

    Create soothing scented guest soaps from scratch, right at home! Learn how to make flower-shaped soaps with chamomile (or any herb) suspended within the soap.

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    4. How to Make Lavender and Rosebud Soaps
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    Want a craft project that's beautiful, practical, sweet smelling, and fun? Learn how to make soap! These lavender scented soaps have embedded rosebuds.

    Want a craft project that's beautiful, practical, sweet smelling, and fun? Learn how to make soap! These lavender scented soaps have embedded rosebuds.

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44 Comments
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Kt B
I'm seeing a lot of very cute Halloween molds for cakes and things that are made out of metal. Would soap release as nicely from a metal mold or should I stick with plastic and silicon?
The O'Neil Sisters
We haven't tried using metal molds for soapmaking. The plastic and silicon kind work really well -- and it's easy to pop the soaps out because the molds are flexible. We've seen some fun Halloween molds made of silicone that are meant to be ice cube trays -- perfect for soaps! Hope that helps!
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Laura L
And one more thing... adding premade soap shapes into clear shapes... will y'all have a video on doing this? What's the trick? And also Dustin with glitter... is food grade dust powder ok?
The O'Neil Sisters
Great idea, Laura! Those clear soaps with premade soap shapes in them are so cool! As for adding "glitter" to soaps, whatever you choose needs to be skin safe. We've seen people use powdered eye shadow. Let us know how it goes if you try it!
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Laura L
A couple questions... where do you buy your soap dyes? Is there a specific brand you prefer? Also, I had seen some amazing soap molds (armadillos, spiders, geodes) that didn't seem like a typical easy to find mold. Do you know where to find these?
The O'Neil Sisters
Great questions, Laura! We generally buy our soap dyes at the craft store (Michaels, JoAnn's, and Hobby Lobby), but we know they're available online too. And we don't really have a brand preference. As for soap molds, we get them at craft stores, on Amazon, and Etsy. You can use candy molds and silicone ice cube molds, too. You'd be amazed what's out there!
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Shara R
It was very fun to watch you guys making those beautiful soaps
The O'Neil Sisters
Thanks, Shara! That's so nice! Are you planning on making some soaps? Hope so! Let us know how they turn out if you do!
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Sharon S
What causes the soap to turn white on the bottom after it's been stored for a while? Could I just remelt it and start again? This is still my grand babies favorite thing to do when they visit.
The O'Neil Sisters
Great question, Sharon! We're so sorry your soap turned white on the bottom. We're not sure what exactly caused that, but you can absolutely re-melt the soap and re-mold it. And the best thing to do is wrap your soap immediately after unmolding to keep it from getting discolored. Does that answer your question? Let us know. (So glad you and your grand babies craft together -- what fun!!)
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