Making this Mickey-Shaped Soap is fun for kids big and small. The relaxing quality of lavender will soothe them to sleep after bath time — what more could a parent want?
The best part: there’s barely any cleanup. You’re making soap, after all!
What You’ll Need
- 16 ounces glycerin melt and pour soap base
- Microwave-safe glass measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- 1/4 ounce lavender essential oil
- Kitchen scale
- Large wooden craft stick
- Black food coloring
- Mickey-shaped silicone mold
- Rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle
- Red food coloring
How To Make It
- Using the kitchen scale, cut the 16-ounce soap base into small 1-inch cubes and place half in the measuring cup. Reserve the rest for the second layer.
- Use the scale to measure 1/8 (or .125) ounce of the lavender essential oil with the measuring spoon. Repeat, and set aside for the second layer.
- Melt the soap base by microwaving in 15-second intervals and stirring after each period with the wooden craft stick. Once the soap is melted, stir in the lavender essential oil and mix thoroughly.
- Add black food coloring, one drop at a time, and mix thoroughly until color is the shade you want. Pour into the silicone mold, filling 4 cavities half the way up. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. Allow the soap to cool 30-45 minutes until it’s still warm but firm to the touch.
- Repeat steps 1-3 to make the red soap layer, adding in red food coloring.
- Spray the top of the soap liberally with the rubbing alcohol to adhere the layers together. Then pour the red layer of soap, filling the 4 cavities of the silicone mold. Spray the top of the soap with the alcohol to remove air bubbles.
- Let the soap cool for 90 minutes. Then remove from the silicone mold, and enjoy!
Soap should be stored in an airtight container.