Easter is coming up, so why not get festive with some Easter Egg Soap? These are pretty easy to make, and they look wonderful! Have them by the bathroom or kitchen sink for an extra special holiday touch!
- Melt and Pour Soap Base— I recommend the clear glycerine as it will give your final product a see-through look.
- Soap Color Bars— For lighter pastels, add just a bit to the melted base
- Plastic Easter Eggs– These are those plastic eggs you can buy at the grocery or drug store. The crack open and are usually filled with candy.
- Empty Egg Carton
- Pipette Dropper
- Electrical Tape
- Fragrance Oil/Essential Oil (Optional)– Lavender Essential Oil makes a great spring scent.
- First, put together the plastic eggs. Where they would normally separate, wrap with electrical tape. This will ensure none of the product leaks. Use your drill or dremmel to put a small hole in the top of the plastic egg. The hole should be big enough for the end of the pipette to fit inside. Put the plastic eggs into the empty egg crate.
- Melt the soap base, and put melted soap into various small bowls (each egg requires approximately 1/2 cup of mixture). This is the point where you would add melted color blocks. You can certainly make uncolored egg soap, but the colors make it more festive! The color blocks work best if melted WITH the soap base. You can also melt the colorants separately and add/mix a little at a time. A little color goes a long way, so this method is great if you want lighter colors and aren’t sure how much to mix in. This is also the step where you would add any essential oil or fragrance oils to the melted mix. Again, a little goes a long way. I recommend about 1-2 drops of oil per egg.
- Next, use your pipette dropper to fill up the plastic eggs. Be sure to over-fill as the mixture will contact when cooling.
- Put the eggs in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Then you can take them out of the plastic and your soap is ready to go! You can smooth out the markings or blemishes with a pairing knife.