We’ve been trying to move towards cleaner body care products. We have sensitive skin so added fragrance and ingredients tend to irritate it. This gemstone soap was inspired by Dani Barbe’s gorgeous crystals! We recently used them in our DIY Crystal Terrarium post if you need a refresh.
These soaps are not only made from more natural, clean ingredients but they’re super easy. They would make the perfect gift for a bridal shower, to give all the guests!
You don’t have to add any fragrance to your soaps but we decided to use peppermint essential oil, as it’s very calming and crowd pleasing.
We also used shea butter soap because it’s ultra moisturizing without clogging pores!
What you’ll need
- Diamond silicone mold
- Glycerin soap base
- Shea butter soap base- or any other white soap base
- Food coloring
- Glass measuring cup
- Peppermint essential oil (optional)
Step 1: For each color you’ll need four blocks of the glycerin soap base. Add four blocks to your glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds until it’s melted completely.
Step 2: Add food coloring to the mixture until your desired color is met, then add about 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Stir.
Step 3: Pour your mixture into the silicone mold. It will make about two diamond soap.
Step 4: Repeat with your other color(s). We decided to go with blue and purple.
Step 5: Place the silicone mold in the freezer for one hour. Remove from mold and chop into large pieces.
Step 6: Add pieces to the mold. We decided to make three purple and three blue total.
Step 7: Melt six pieces of the white shea butter soap base in your glass measuring cup. 40 seconds should do the trick!
Step 8: Pour the white soap into the silicone mold, over the colored pieces.
Step 9: Let sit in the freezer for an hour, then remove them from the mold.
These soaps probably only took two and a half hours to make and that’s mostly due to time in the freezer. We love how they turned out!
Written & photographed for danibarbe.com by Britta & Carli Garsow