How To Make Valentine’s Soap Hearts
In the dark depths of winter we all need a little extra love and care, and to be honest on these cold nights any excuse for more warm cuddles and something to celebrate is very welcome!
So let’s get our craft on and get in the mood for romance! What could be more romantic than running someone special a candlelit bath with the personal touch of a handmade, heart shaped soap to go with it.
Or if you aren’t in the mood for romance but want to share some love with friends for ‘galentines’ or send a little love to family, these make perfect gifts.
- White SLS free melt and pour soap base 1kg
- Blushed pink cosmetic mica powder 25g
- Rose absolute essential oil 50ml
- Dried rose petals (optional)
- Isopropyl alcohol spray (optional)
- Chop your soap base into cubes
- Add one half of the cubes to a saucepan or microwavable jug, and the other half to another pan/jug
- Melt both pans/jugs of soap base
- Add up to 15g mica powder to one of the pans/jugs to colour the soap to a pretty pink and mix well. The more you add, the stronger the colour.
- Allow to cool a little, then add essential oil to both pans/jugs. Use all of the essential oil split evenly across both jugs of soap base.
- Pour the pink mixture into your silicone moulds (heart shaped would be perfect!) until they are about half full
- Once these have set a little, pour in the white soap base to fill your moulds
- (Optional step) Spray the top of each mould with isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any bubbles
- Scatter with dried rose petals and allow to set for 2-5 hours (or in the fridge if you want to speed up the romance!)
Notes: We recommend using 1-3% mica powder in your recipe, which is anywhere between 5g and 15g for this recipe. If you'd like a lighter shade of pink then go with the lighter end of the scale.
You could use up to 100ml of rose absolute in this recipe because the IFRA limit is 10%. However, in our opinion 50ml is enough to give a moderate rose scent. If you'd prefer a stronger scent, feel free to use more.