This is an easy recipe for fun swirl soaps. Keep them for yourself, pass them out to friends, OR make them in your school colors and hand them out as a pretty cool grad party favor! It’s that time of year!
2 lbs. Clear Soap Base (I used Aloe), cubed
½ lb. Opaque Soap Base (I used Shea), cubed
2 tsp Fragrance Oil (I used Coconut)
Begin by melting down the clear soap base in a microwave-safe bowl using short intervals in the microwave, stirring in between. If you use a bowl or a large measuring cup with a spout it makes pouring SO much easier (and less messy!).
Stir the fragrance oil into the melted base. You can adjust the amount depending on the fragrance you choose, but for coconut, I found that 2 teaspoons in the 2 pounds of soap base was the perfect amount for a nice, subtle scent.
Next, stir in the color. You can use a liquid soap color, a solid soap color (add it prior to microwaving), or a mica powder that has been blended with a small amount of water (enough to make it wet).
Fill each rectangle of the soap mold evenly with the mixture. Here’s where the spouted bowl or cup comes in handy!
Now it’s time to melt the white soap base that we’ll swirl into the colored soap base. Melt down the cubed base using the same short intervals in the microwave until all of the cubes have dissolved into a smooth liquid.
Pour a small amount of the white soap into each of the soap molds (don’t wait for the colored soap to harden, it needs to be soft). You might not use all of the white base- it just depends on how much swirling you want in each of your soaps.
Using a wooden skewer, gently swirl the white soap through the colored soap base. Don’t overdo this step! If you swirl too much the two colors will just blend together and that’s not the look we’re going for…
Each soap will end up looking different, but they’ll all be beautiful! I swirled together purple and white, but you can swap the purple for whatever your school color is and have an awesome party favor!
I LOVE the way these turned out! It was so quick and easy and the results are gorgeous. I foresee more swirled soaps in my future!
To get your soaps graduation party-ready, just print out a few labels. I made mine with 2.5” circle brown Kraft labels.
Package them in clear cello bags and finish each with a little raffia or ribbon and a tag!
These are sure to be a hit at any party!
If you’re having a big party, why not make a few different types of favors and put together a display for guests to choose from?
I filled mine with soaps, lip balms and individual bags of trail mix.
Check back for more graduation party recipes!
Color Swirl Soap Recipe