04 May 2018

DIY Star Wars Galaxy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This fun DIY Star Wars Galaxy melt and pour soap recipe is so much fun to make!

May the 4th be with you!  Yes, I'm a geek girl at heart and the mom of two boys, so we are all about Star Wars.  Well, the original 6 movies.  I won't discuss 7 and 8.  Ahem.  


In honor of Star Wars day, we are having a community party at our local community center complete with Yoda Soda, Wookie Cookies, and more fun themed foods.  The kids are going to make light sabers out of pool noodles and then defeat the Storm Troopers.

The hubby and I didn't have costumes, and we didn't want to spend a ton of money on them.  I have a heat press, so I made us t-shirts.  We got a lot of chuckles and smiles, so I think they were a hit!


I bought the cut file for my Silhouette on Etsy if you'd like to make your own shirts!

I also made DIY Star Wars galaxy soap out of melt and pour soap base.  I love melt and pour because it's quick, inexpensive, and I'm not out much time or money if it doesn't turn out right. 

I've never made galaxy soap before, so I played around with it.  I think it turned out great!  

DIY STAR WARS GALAXY MELT AND POUR SOAP RECIPE

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The inspiration for this soap was my Star Wars JELLO mold.  JELLO molds work great for melt and pour soap, too!  I can usually find them in fun designs at thrift stores, so I grab them when I see them.  This one I bought new a few years ago in a kit at the grocery store.


When you use a JELLO mold or even a shaped mold, sometimes it's hard to know how much soap it will hold.  Luckily, there's an easy trick to figure out how much soap to make.

Just fill the mold with water and dump the water into a measuring cup.  That's how many ounces by weight of soap you'll need.  Since a liquid ounce of water weighs an ounce, this works.  This has helped me so many times when I've repurposed a mold.


If you want to add a fragrance, use a soap safe fragrance oil or essential oil.  Use 0.5 ounce fragrance oil or 0.25 ounce essential oil per pound of soap.  Since this is a multipour soap, I would measure the soap and fragrance or essential oil in thirds or fourths.

INGREDIENTS  AND SUPPLIES


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Weight your soap base and cut into 1" cubes.

Since I wanted galaxy soap, I wanted to make layers.  If you want to do yours all one color, then melt all of your soap at the start, add the colorant and glitter, and pour.  

I melted about 2 ounces of soap base in the Pyrex measuring cup for 30 seconds in the microwave.  I added pink colorant and glitter and poured a little into each shape in the mold.  Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles.


STEP #2 


Next, I added a few more chunks of soap to what was left of the pink soap and melted it.  Then I add blue soap colorant to make purple and some more glitter.  I didn't want true layers, so I propped the mold up with a measuring spoon so the soap would pour at an angle.  Again, spray with alcohol.


STEP #3


Then I added almost all of my soap except for 2 chunks and melted it again and made it blue.  There was still some purple left in the measuring cup, but I just let it mix with the blue.  More glitter. I laid the mold flat and poured again.


STEP #4


Finally, I melted the last chunk of soap and made it pink to add to the top.  Let cool completely and unmold.  If it doesn't pop out right away, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.


Some of my layers were thin, so they set up before the next pour.  The thicker purple layer did not fully set up, and that's fine with me.  I wasn't going for an exact look.  


You could even melt pink and blue separate and pour them both at the same time so they mix.  I was going for more of a swirled galaxy look, but I do like my results.  The colors are so vibrant and fun.  The different colored glitter really shows too.


Have fun experimenting with this.  The worst that happens is that it doesn't look quite right, but it will still work just fine.  


If you like this DIY Star Wars galaxy melt and pour soap recipe, check out this fun Star Wars soap recipe from Soap Deli News.  

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.