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My Precious homemade soap

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A real “gem” of a homemade soap recipe

Why do you have stones next to your sink?! With this recipe for a gemstone soap, you’re sure to surprise more than one guest. And to amaze your visitors even further, all you have to do is smilingly reply, “To wash up, of course!”

Inspired by gorgeous gems, My Precious is a colourful homemade soap that’s very unique—all the more so, because no two soaps will look alike! They are a truly extraordinary creation.

What colours will you use to create your precious DIY soap? Will you be wooed by the bluish hues of azurite, the pretty pinks of rose quartz, mesmerizing amethyst, or a creation of your own imagination? Don’t hesitate to share your homemade soaps with us on Facebook!

How to make a gemstone soap

Important! Before you begin…

This homemade soap recipe is on the long side. It involves quite a lot of steps, which might deter some people. However, upon carefully reading the recipe, you’ll quickly realize that the steps repeat themselves and the whole process will seem much simpler!

In fact, we chose to describe step-by-step how to make a soap that looks just like the one in the photo. But don’t hesitate to create your own by altering the proportions, colours, or numbers of lines… The main thing is to have fun!

Keep in mind that just like precious stones, every handmade soap is unique.

Ingredients

Tools

Good to know!

  • Ideally, it will be at least 20°C in the room in which you’ll be making your soap. At this temperature, the soap will not set too quickly, giving you more time to work with it and to achieve the desired result.
  • Spraying the mold and soap with alcohol helps eliminate air bubbles and also assists the adherence of the different soap layers to each other.

 

Steps to follow to make eleven layers of soap

Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.

  1. 1st layer
    1. Prop the mold so it rests at a 45-degree angle.how to make soap
    2. Weigh 65 g of clear glycerin soap. Cut into pieces and melt on a double boiler or in a microwave.
    3. Add 1 DROP of bordeaux mica to the melted soap. Spray with alcohol and mix together.
    4. Using pipettes, add 10 drops of sandalwood AE and 1 ml of caprylis oil. Mix well.
    5. Spray the soap and mold with alcohol. Pour the soap into the mold.
  2. 2nd layer
    1. Keep the mold tilted at 45 degrees.
    2. Weigh 5 g of white glycerin soap and 10 g of clear glycerin soap. Cut into pieces and melt together.
    3. Using pipettes, add 5 drops of sandalwood AE and 0.5 ml of caprylis oil. Mix well.
    4. Spray the soap and mold with alcohol. Pour the soap into the mold.
  3. 3rd layer:
    1. Set the mold upright.homemade soap
    2. Weigh 80 g of clear glycerin soap and 5 g of white glycerin soap. Cut into pieces, add both to the same container, and add 3 drops of pink liquid colourant. Melt together.
    3. Add 1 DROP of pink glitter, 5 drops of sandalwood AE and 0.5 ml of caprylis oil. Mix well.
    4. Spray the soap and mold with alcohol. Pour the soap into the mold.
  4. 4th layer:
    1. Keep the mold upright.
    2. Weigh 100 g of clear glycerin soap and 35 g of white glycerin soap separately. Cut both into pieces. Place cut clear soap and cut white soap into two different containers.
    3. Melt the clear glycerin soap.
    4. Add 1 drop of blue liquid colourant and 3 drops of red liquid colourant to the white glycerin soap. Melt.
    5. Add 1 DROP of pink glitter to the melted clear glycerin soap. Mix together.
    6. To each container of melted soap, add 5 drops of sandalwood AE and 0.5 ml of caprylis oil. Mix the additives in to each soap.
    7. Spray the white soap and the mold with alcohol. Pour the white soap into the mold.
    8. Spray the clear glycerin soap and the mold with alcohol. Quickly pour the clear glycerin soap into the mold while the white glycerin soap is still liquid.DIY soap
  5. 5th layer:
    1. Prop the mold at a 45-degree angle, in the opposite direction of the first layer.
    2. Weigh and cut two 60 g quantities of clear glycerin soap. Melt in two separate containers.
    3. To the first container, add 1 DROP of pink glitter. Add 0.5 ml of caprylis oil and 5 drops of sandalwood AE. Mix well.
    4. To the second container, add a half DROP of bordeaux mica, 0.5 ml of caprylis oil and 5 drops of sandalwood AE. Mix well.
    5. Spray the soaps and mold with alcohol. Pour the soap from the first container into the mold. Wait for a few seconds and then pour the soap from the second container onto the still-liquid soap.
  6. 6th layer:
    1. Keep the mold tilted at the same 45-degree angle.
    2. Repeat the steps for the 4th layer (except for 4a: keep the mold tilted as described above).
  7. 7th layer:
    1. Prop the mold so that it rests at a 25-degree angle, in the same direction as the first layer.homemade stone soap
    2. In a ramekin, disperse 1 DASH of bordeaux mica into a bit of alcohol.
    3. Weigh 100 g of clear glycerin soap, cut into pieces, and add 10 drops of pink liquid colourant. Melt.
    4. Add 10 drops of sandalwood AE and 1 ml of caprylis oil. Mix well.
    5. Spray the soap and the mold with alcohol. Pour the soap into the mold.
    6. Using a pipette, pour a few drops of bordeaux mica (previously dispersed in alcohol) while the soap is still liquid.making stone soap
    7. When a film has formed on the soap, set the mold upright, taking care not to break the film (the soap underneath the film is still liquid)!
  8. 8th layer:
    1. Prop the mold so it rests at a 15-degree angle, in the opposite direction of the first layer.
    2. Weigh and cut 110 g of clear glycerin soap and 45 g of white glycerin soap. Place in two separate containers.
    3. Add 6 drops of pink colourant to the clear glycerin soap and melt.
    4. Add 1 DROP of pink glitter, 10 drops of sandalwood AE, and 1 ml of caprylis oil to the clear glycerin soap. Mix well. Spray the soap and mold with alcohol. Pour the soap into the mold.
    5. Melt the white glycerin soap. Spray alcohol on the soap and the mold. Quickly pour the soap into the mold while the clear glycerin soap is still liquid.how to make stone soap
  9. 9th layer:
    1. Prop the mold so it rests at a 15-degree angle, in the opposite direction of the previous layer.
    2. Repeat the same steps as for the first layer.
  10. 10th layer:
    1. Prop the mold at a 10-degree angle, in the opposite direction of the previous layer.homemade soap recipe
    2. Repeat the same steps as for the second layer.
  11. 11th layer:
    1. Set the mold upright.
    2. Weigh 115 g of clear glycerin soap. Cut into pieces and melt.
    3. Add 10 drops of sandalwood AE, 1 ml of caprylis oil and 2 DROPs of pink glitter. Mix well.
    4. Spray the soap and mold with alcohol. Pour the soap into the mold.
  12. Leave the soap to cool for 4–6 hours.
  13. Cut the soap into several soaps of various sizes.making soap step by step
  14. Make further random cuts into each soap. Be sure to make cuts that will recreate the shape of precious stones, with several facets and edges.decorative handmade soap

Use and conservation

This decorative homemade soap is suitable for all skin types and is intended for body use.

Made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least 12 months.

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