This homemade soap recipe creates a bar of soap that resembles the ocean both in look and feel.
The bentonite clay makes the bottom “look” like the ocean floor, whereas the addition of pumice gives it a sandy feel that provides gentle exfoliation.
The pictures soaps are tiny 1 oz bars. This recipe was made using the pictured 6 cavity mold below. This recipe will fill 3 of the cavities and when sliced 1/4 inch thick, will make 20 bars of 1oz soap.
1 Pound Soap Shreds
3 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
2 Tablespoons Pumice
1 Tablespoon Beach Breezes FO (or fragrance of your choice)
2 Drops Blue Food Coloring
1/2 Cup Water
Add 1/4 Cup of water to the soap shreds and melt until like thick pudding.
Mix in the clay and pumice thoroughly, and then reheat some more until it’s like thick mashed potatoes.
Add 1/2 tablespoon FO and plop into your mold. This mixture will color slightly and have a sandy feel just like a beach.
Melt the remaining shreds and remaining 1/4 cup water, mix in remaining FO and 2 drops of colorant.
Plop this mixture onto the top of the “Sandy Beach” mixture.
Press down firmly with your spoon to ensure that it presses into the first mold of soap well.
Pop into freezer to get cooled and frozen, remove from mold, slice and enjoy!
The soap will at first be a little soft, you can use it immediately or allow it to dry out some for a week or so.