Hey dolls! Major fun news — we’ve got a new kid on the block at Lovely Indeed! The darling Kara of A Kailo Chic Life will be joining us to bring you some fresh DIY vibes, and I’m so excited to have her on board. Can you even stand her first project? These cacti are on point. (Get it?!)
Hey Everyone! I’m Kara from A Kailo Chic Life, and I will be popping in once a month to share a colorful new DIY project with you. Crafts, colors, and patterns are my jam, so I am so excited that Chelsea has asked me to come and spread the joy of DIY with you all this year! First up on the crafting list are these amazing DIY colorful cacti soaps. Soap making may seem intimidating, but I promise, if you can use a microwave, then you can make these soaps!
Wouldn’t you just love a few of these colorful gems in your bathroom? Not only are they fun for you to use to clean your hands, but they make amazing gifts too. Just package up a few in a clear bag and top with a few pom poms or a bow for the perfect gift.
- White melt and pour soap
- Soap colorants
- Essential Oils or soap scents of your choice
- Cactus cookie cutter
- Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
- Silicone or metal loaf pan (silicone is much easier to use, but use what you have)
- Microwave safe bowl
- Spoon and knife
Step 1: Begin by cutting your soap into 1″ chunks. Microwave 1-2 cups of soap (depending on the size of your pan and how thick you want your finished soap to be) in 15 second increments until just melted.
Step 2: Add your essential oils or scent and a few drops of your desired soap colorant. Mix well to combine and then pour into your mold.
Step 3: Spritz with the rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then let sit for 1 hour to harden.
Step 4: Once hard, use the cookie cutter to cut out your cacti soaps. If you use a metal pan instead of a silicone pan, you will need a small offset spatula to remove the soap from the pan before cutting it. Or you can place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan before pouring in your soap to ease the removal process.
Once all your soap is cut, you are ready to package it or give it away. Oh, and don’t throw out those scraps, they can be melted down again and reused for another soap project!
Thank you so much for reading along, and hopefully you now feel inspired try making your own DIY colorful cacti soaps! xoxo