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23 May 2019

How to Make Whipped Soap from Melt and Pour

How to make whipped soap from melt and pour soap.  This mermaid soap is light, fluffy, and perfect for bathing or use to shave your legs. 

To celebrate summer coming, I have this adorable whipped soap recipe made from melt and pour soap in a fun mermaid theme.  I've also teamed with with eight other bloggers to bring you summer themed DIY recipes, so check those out at the bottom of the post.

I've been wanting a good whipped, fluffy soap for a while.  My son has sensory issues, and he likes to play with putty and playdoh, so I thought he'd like it.  My daughter loves slime, so I knew she would love it too.

You can buy a foaming bath whip, but I will be honest in that I do not need more supplies.  I have an insane amount of supplies, so I wanted to use what I had to make a foaming soap instead of buying something new.

I tested some ways to make a whipped soap from melt and pour soap, and I found a winner.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

This makes a base recipe for whipped soap, and it's a great one.  I didn't add much extra to it, but I will be playing with a little more to see what additives also work in it.

I will also mention that I made this in high humidity when my house was 85 degrees, so it was pretty hot.  This whipped mermaid soap has held its shape and didn't fail even in the heat and humidity, so I feel pretty confident that this will work in all conditions.

HOW TO MAKE WHIPPED SOAP FROM MELT AND POUR


Whipped soap feels like shaving cream, and it's super light and fluffy.  It's great to use on its own as a fun soap for kids (of any age) or to use as a shaving soap.

You can also use it to make sugar scrubs, bath parfaits, shaving butter, and more fun ideas. I can't tell you how many DIY bath and body recipes I've seen that call for whipped soap, and now I can make them.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

You can make whipped soap from a base.  I recommend Soap Expressions Whipped Soap Base or Stephenson's Foaming Bath Butter.

This made enough to fill three 4-ounce jars.  You may get more or less depending on how fluffy yours is.  Mine fell a little when I was adding the mica by hand, so you may get more if you make it solid colored.

I wanted mermaid whipped soap, but you can make yours any color.  I really like purple, green, and blue together, so that's what I used.

MELT AND POUR SOAP


I use Crafty Bubbles melt and pour soap to make my whipped soap from melt and pour soap.  For this recipe, I used the white soap base.  It's not available on Amazon, so you'll have to order from their website.

Any white melt and pour soap should work, but I haven't tested them.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

GRAPESEED OIL


I chose grapeseed oil because it's a light oil, and it soaks into your skin quickly.  Even though I have dry skin, I still wanted something that wouldn't leave my feeling oily.  I have by solid lotions and oils to hydrate my skin.

You could use any carrier oil in this recipe.  Other good oils to use would be sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, or almond oil since they are all lighter oils.

Learn more about 40 carrier oils and their benefits in my book Carrier Oils.



WATER


I used distilled water.  If you don't have any, I recommend boiling water and letting it cool before using it to kill bugs.  Even with a preservative, you need to be careful.

PRESERVATIVE


You can add many additives to melt and pour soap and even some water, but this is a lot of water.  You will need a preservative for this recipe or you could have fungi or bacteria growing.

I'm definitely drawn to natural products, but I don't trust any natural preservatives when adding this much water to a recipe.  Please do your own research and keep you and your family safe.

I used methylparaben.  Yes, it is a paraben, but I believe that benefits outweigh the risks.

Use the preservative of your choice in the amount that is appropriate for your preservative.  If you want to learn more about the different types of preservatives, check out this article on preservatives from Soap Queen.

You must use a preservative for this whipped soap from melt and pour recipe.  Without it, the water can cause mold or bacteria to grow.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

MICA


I used mica to color my whipped soap from melt and pour.  I didn't want to add liquid and risk having the soap fall.


I use this set of mica.  There are 24 bags with 0.1 ounces in each bag.  That doesn't sound like a lot, but unless you are selling products, this will last you a long, long time.

ESSENTIAL OILS


You can use any essential oil or fragrance oil in this recipe.  I recommend using around 3 grams, but usually less.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

I chose a natural blueberry fragrance oil from Crafty Bubbles and a vanilla essential oil to make a blueberry cupcake scent.  The blueberry is really strong, so I used about half of what I normally would use.

INGREDIENTS




DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Start by making the mermaid tails or other embeds to add to the top.  This step is optional.

I melted enough soap to fill 6 of the cavities on my mold, so this will vary based on your mold.  Let them set up and harden.



STEP #2


Use a digital scale to measure the soap and put it in a medium sized microwave safe bowl.  Measure the water, oil, and preservative and put in another smaller bowl or measuring cup.



STEP #3


Melt the soap in the microwave.  Mine took about 20 seconds.  

STEP #4


Slowly pour the water and oil mixture into the melted soap while you mix with a hand mixer.  You want to pour very slowly so it has time to whip.

At this point, I thought that this had failed.  It was a foam and nothing like I wanted.  Remember, it was 85 degrees in my kitchen, so I set it in the fridge for 5 minutes and started whipping again.  This time it whipped beautifully.

Add the essential oils.  Keep whipping until it looks like shaving cream.  This took about 3-4 minutes after putting it in the fridge.


STEP #5


Separate into three bowls to make three different colors.  If you are making it all one color, you can leave it in one bowl.



I added green, blue, and purple for mermaid colors.

Add the mica to color.  I used a spoon to mix it, and the soap fell a little.  I'm still very happy with the texture, so it's okay.


STEP #6


I wanted a mermaid look with three different colors, so I used a piping bag with a large star tip to pipe it into the jars.  


To mix the colors, I opened the bag and put one color on the bottom third of the bag, the next color on top, and the last color on top.  Try to get the color as far down to the tip as you can.


STEP #7


Pipe the whipped soap recipe into jars.  The colors will mix together, creating a beautiful mermaid color.  


If you want to use one color, you can pipe the whipped soap or spoon it into a jar.

STEP #8


Tip with candy sprinkles if desired and set your soap embeds on top for a cute look.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

And now you know how to make whipped soap from melt and pour soap!  This fun soap can be used a regular soap, and it also makes a great soap to shave your legs with because it's thick and fluffy.  

This is a great gift idea for kids because of the texture.  Mine may have used some for sensory play and didn't even use it for soap.

SUMMER BEAUTY IDEAS


If you are looking for summer beauty ideas, check out these posts from my blogging buds.


                


This easy DIY aloe vera face mask recipe with MSM is a wonderful addition to your summer beauty routine. It’s not only moisturizing — it can also soothe sunburn, irritation, and redness, as well as aid in calming the inflammation caused by acne breakouts.

Mermaid Fizzing Bath Salts | Creative Green Living

These fizzing mermaid-inspired bath salts are easier to make than a bath bomb but just as fun to use! Your kids will love using this fun bath fizz as they splash and play in the tub.

Protect your lips with a homemade sunscreen lip balm. It will keep your lips save from sunburn, make them kissably soft, and it’s made of all-natural ingredients!

Natural Solid Perfume Recipe | Life-n-Reflection

Make this solid perfume recipe – a luxurious multi-layered scent of the heady, rich florals jasmine and geranium with a top note of sweet, citrusy grapefruit. Blended with natural beeswax and oil and poured over delicate dried jasmine flowers into zero waste tins.


Make these adorable shea butter melt and pour cactus soaps in just minutes. With a refreshing natural lime scent, they make for the perfect invigorating summer shower or a wonderful gift idea!

Seashell Soap Tutorial | Soap Deli News

Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach. This beach themed seashell soap tutorial from Soap Deli News is an easy way for even beginner soapmakers to create artistic handcrafted soaps.

DIY Strawberry Lip Scrub | Country Hill Cottage

This strawberry DIY lip scrub with coconut oil is perfect for exfoliating, making dry, chapped lips feel and look smooth, soft, and supple. The scrub removes dead skin and moisturizes your lips at the same time.


How to Make Whipped Soap from Melt and Pour

Yield: 8 ounces
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
How to make whipped soap from melt and pour soap. This mermaid soap is light, fluffy, and perfect for bathing or use to shave your legs.

materials:

steps:

  1. Start by making the mermaid tails or other embeds to add to the top. This step is optional.
  2. Use a digital scale to measure the soap and put it in a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Measure the water, oil, and preservative and put in another smaller bowl or measuring cup.
  3. Melt the soap in the microwave. Mine took about 20 seconds.
  4. Slowly pour the water and oil mixture into the melted soap while you mix with a hand mixer. You want to pour very slowly so it has time to whip.
  5. Add the essential oils. Keep whipping until it looks like shaving cream. This took about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Separate into three bowls to make three different colors. If you are making it all one color, you can leave it in one bowl.
  7. Add the mica to color. I used a spoon to mix it, and the soap fell a little.
  8. I wanted a mermaid look with three different colors, so I used a piping bag with a large star tip to pipe it into the jars.
  9. Pipe the whipped soap recipe into jars. The colors will mix together, creating a beautiful mermaid color.
  10. Tip with candy sprinkles if desired and set your soap embeds on top for a cute look.
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How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This easy DIY recipe is made with melt and pour soap. This fun soap is made from scratch and is great for kids.  Use this mermaid foaming whipped soap as a shaving cream or as a base for a sugar scrub. Follow tutorials for soap ideas and homemade foaming soap. Packaging in jars like frosting. Add grapeseed oil for dry skin.  #soap #whippedsoap #mermaid









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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.