Looking for a unique way to say ‘I love you’ to that special mama in your life? Whether you’re celebrating your mom, aunt, grandmother or wife, the gift of relaxation is the perfect way to pamper her on her special day. Our collaborator Hey Maca shares all the steps to create lovely DIY soaps—a gift that is as beautiful as it is useful!
Materials for soap making:
- DIY Soap Kit including moulds and soap bars (just like this one DIY Soap Kit - Shower Time, Nature)
- Soap base of your choice (optional)
- Dried flowers of your choice (optional)
- Fragrances of your choice (optional)
- Moulds of your choice (optional)
Find our whole selection of products for soap making here.
Making your own soaps can be broken down into four easy steps: Get organised, Prep, Melt and Create. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Get organised
Remove the materials from the DIY Soap Kit and place all the soap moulds face up. Each DIY Soap Kit includes three mould shapes and three different coloured soap bars of 50 g each.
Step 2: Prep
Grab a microwave-safe bowl, and using a knife, cut your coloured soap bars into little pieces so they’re easier to melt during the heating process.
Step 3: Melt
Place the bowl with the soap in the microwave for 40 seconds. Do this process one colour at the time, starting with the darkest soap bar colour first.
Step 4: Create
Pour the melted soap very quickly into the mould until you reach the top. Let it dry for about one hour, until it is set and ready to unmould.
Voilà, there you have it! You now have handmade soaps any mom will love, and will surely want to use daily. Repeat the process as many times as you like, or explore different-themed kits.
For the nature-loving mom: DIY Soap Kit - Nature
A lovely kit with natured-themed moulds like flowers and a bird.
For the zen mom: DIY Soap Kit - Calm
A lovely kit with calming moulds like a lotus flower, a moon and a sun.
For the happy-go-lucky mom: DIY Soap Kit - Joy
A lovely kit with fun moulds like a tiger and rainbow hands.
For the eco mom: DIY Soap Kit - Honey
A lovely kit to make different-shaped honey and camomile soaps.
And if you’re wanting to explore DIY soapmaking without a kit, check out our varied selection of soap bases, fragrances and moulds. Gift your special mama a Goats Milk Soap to keep her skin extra smooth. Eucalyptus Mint, Vanilla, Lavender, Pink Lemonade, Melon Cucumber: choose a scent that is subtle, sweet or strong. You can choose to keep your creations simple with clear circle and oval moulds, or spice things up with massage moulds.