This cute and easy DIY Watermelon Soap can be made in just 15 minutes, and it smells delicious! A quick and easy homemade gift idea that’s perfect for friends, family, teachers, and more!
This DIY watermelon soap is the cutest! I love these homemade soaps for their sweet summertime fragrance and because they are totally adorable, but what I love the most is the fact that I can whip up an entire batch of these beauties in under 15 minutes! Each layer will take a little longer to firm up, but the actual “work” part is done in less than 15 minutes. Easy peasy!
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY WATERMELON SOAP
- Goat’s Milk Soap Base (can also use Shea Butter Soap Base or Coconut Soap Base)
- Clear Soap Base
- Silicone Loaf Soap Mold
- Pyrex Measuring Cup
- Green Soap Colorant*
- Red Soap Colorant*
- Watermelon Fragrance Oil
- Poppy Seeds
* Note: I have been playing around with different types/brands of soap colorant lately, so for this watermelon soap, I used new-to-me supplies from Bramble Berry (a soap supply store). They worked wonderfully, and I highly recommend them; however, traditional red and green liquid soap colorants(available on Amazon.com or in local craft stores) will work as well!
For the Dark Green Layer: Cut 1/2 lb. of the goat’s milk soap into cubes. Place the cubes into a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well after each. When the soap is completely melted, add 10 drops of watermelon fragrance oil and green soap colorant (as much as needed to achieve the desired color). Pour 3/4 of the green soap into the bottom of the soap mold and allow to firm for 15-20 minutes.
For the Light Green Layer: Take the remaining dark green soap (still in the Pyrex measuring cup) and add 1/4 lb. of white soap cubes. Melt in the microwave, stir until fully mixed (will be a light green color), and pour into the soap mold. Allow to firm for 15-20 minutes.
For the White Layer: Melt 1/4 lb. of white soap cubes in the microwave. Add 5 drops of watermelon fragrance oil, and pour into the soap mold. Allow to firm for 15-20 minutes.
For the Red/Pink Layer: Cut 3 lbs of clear soap base into cubes. Microwave until fully melted, then stir in 15 drops of watermelon fragrance oil and 1 tbsp. of poppy seeds. Pour into the soap mold, and sprinkle the top with a few more poppy seeds. Allow to firm for 90 minutes or until soap has completely hardened (time will depend on temperature and humidity)
Carefully remove the silicone liner from the wooden mold, and then remove the soap from the silicone.
This loaf mold makes an extra large batch of soap, so you can expect to get around 12-15 soaps from each batch.
Use a sharp knife to slice the soap into bars.
You can leave the rectangular soap as-is, or you can cut the corners as shown to create cute little triangle-shaped watermelon slice soaps!
The watermelon soap looks red upon an opaque background, but if you allow the light to shine through it, you’ll see that it’s actually a bright magenta pink!
They almost look good enough to eat! The watermelon fragrance is incredible – it smells just like Bubbleicious watermelon gum!
These DIY watermelon soaps are the perfect way to brighten up your summer, and the would make a great gift for friends, family, teachers…or anyone on your gift list!