Color Blocked Soap DIY

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) If you haven’t done a soap DIY before, I highly recommend it. There’s something extremely satisfying about popping your finished soap out of the molds and thinking, “I made that!? Nice.” They also make great presents, and they are super customizable with colors and scents too. Here on ABM we’ve done stained glass soap, tie dye soap, latte soap, grapefruit poppyseed soap, and soap on a rope, but I thought it would be fun to try a color blocked soap as well! There are a couple of ways you can get a color blocked effect with soap, but I think this method of tilting the pan for each color is actually the easiest (and coolest) effect. Ready to make some soap?

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) Supplies:
melt and pour white soap (I used two blocks to make 5 bars)
soap dye
silicone soap mold
-essential oils (I used lemongrass and orange)
-microwaveable glass container
-knife to cut soap and stir sticks for stirring (a spoon will work too)
-spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial)First you’ll want to cut 1/3 of your soap into smaller 1″ cubes. Melt the cubes in a microwavable glass container for 15 second intervals (stirring each time) until the soap is melted. Add your dye and a few drops of essential oils to the soap, and stir to combine.

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) Use an object or some clay to prop up the outside edges of your soap mold, and pour your soap into the inside corners until it almost reaches the opposite end. Mist with a spray of rubbing alcohol to help remove air bubbles. Allow the soap to cool and set.

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) Repeat the process with the second 1/3 of soap, but this time use another color and prop up the inside edges of the mold so the soap will collect in the opposite side. Mist with rubbing alcohol and let cool.

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) Once that cools, lay your mold flat and use your last 1/3 of soap to fill in the middle gap all the way to the top. Mist with rubbing alcohol and let cool.

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) Once the soap has totally set, pop each one out of the mold and admire your handiwork!

Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) Color Blocked Soap DIY (click through for tutorial) The lemongrass and orange combo is great for soap since it smells so sweet and clean. Since you can customize the colors, I can totally see making a batch of these to coordinate with your bathroom scheme or seasonal colors as well. Making beauty and home products is always extra fun for me. So if you haven’t started DIYing in that realm yet, this might be the perfect project to start on! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman

  • Wow, these soap looks so beautiful ! Thanks for posting lovely soap. I will try to make it for my diy project

  • These look so lovely! You mentioned that you used two blocks to make 5 bars, does that mean I would have to buy 2 lots of the melt and pour soap from the link you have given?

  • It is great idea… I’ve always wanted to do myself soap … thanks for the post …

  • I love the way this looks. I’ve been wanting to make soap for a while and this is the perfect style x

    Erin |

  • They look so cool, what a great idea! I really like the colours!

  • Love these soaps. I’m always looking for handmade beauty goods to brighten up my day (or use as gifts). Will definitely refer to this since the holidays are coming up!

  • Hmm, I’ll go back and make that more clear. It’s rubbing alcohol and it helps eliminate any air bubbles after you pour it 🙂


  • Thanks for the info Elizabeth and thanks for the sourcing tip Jackie!

    Laura 🙂

  • They are so pretty! I was to do soap ages ago, always postponed.

    But yours are so beautiful, I need to make them 🙂

  • I have never made soap before, but this looks easy enough! Unfortunately I don’t have access to amazon here… Any other aussies getting their soap making supplies somewhere good?

  • I have been really loving the geometric soaps that have been on Pinterestand then I saw this post and I think I love these even more! Can’t wait to make these for gifts- I am thinking a spa basket.

  • I think they are the cutest soaps I’ve ever seen. I want them. thanks for sharing how to make.

  • I reread it too…the spray bottle isn’t mentioned as far as I can see. Perhaps it contains a release agent?

  • Hi Elizabeth- try Brambleberry. They are a company that specializes in soap making materials. They have palm free options ?

  • They look so cool! Gonna have to try it. kiss^^

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  • I have never thought about making my own soap. But you make it sounds so fun, that I’ll give it a shot.

  • Oh waw! Those soaps are so cute and colourful! I love it. It will definitely make a nice gift.


    Renaud |

  • Oh wow! These are so beautiful and so surprisingly easy. I’m definitely going to give this one a go – I feel like they would make really nice gifts as well. Loving all of your content at the minute btw.

    – Natalie

  • What is in the yellow spray bottle or is it part of the process
    Retread a couple of times
    Did I miss ?

  • Oh wow! I love this and have never heard of the melt and pour soap! Soap making has always seemed so scary – but not this way! 🙂 Will be giving this a go for Christmas gifts I think!! 🙂

  • I had no idea we could do a Soap DIY. I am not sure if I will be able to find a Soap mold and Soap dyes where I come from, but i would definitely want to try this out.
    Any other essential oil that i could use? Although I love the smell of lemongrass. 🙂

  • I just wrote a blog post all about a Candian/French couple who make beautiful natural handmade soaps for a living here in France.

  • Awesome proyect! It´s very easy and the results are professional! I´m impress, I would to make these for christmas gifts!!
    Thanks so much!

  • Thanks for sharing. I hope it will be helpful for too many people that are searching for this topic.

  • I had no idea we could make our own soaps. I am not sure if I can find a soap mold and soap dyes here but I would really want to give it a go. Also that feeling of making something by yourself, I know that. That fleeting sensation of accomplishment and the joy it brings. 🙂
    Oh,btw the soap looks really pretty!

  • Super cute! Your soap tutorials have all been adorable, but you should seriously try cold process soap making! It is SO simple and fun. I started out because I couldn’t find any affordable soap I was comfortable using on my body, but now I have even more fun making different kinds and giving them as gifts.

  • I love the colour blocking in the soaps and they look really easy to make! Thanks for posting this … I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Hello,

    These are beautiful and what a great gift idea! I would love to make these for christmas gifts, but I’m having a hard time finding a pour soap without palm oil.

    Do you know by any chance if their is palm oil in this melt and pour soap? I couldn’t find the ingredients on Amazon or their website and thought they may have come with the package. I’m trying to avoid purchasing any new products with palm oil. I just learned at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE that while it is safe and natural it has huge detrimental effects on deforestation, animals, and people in equatorial countries around the world. And it is quite challenging to find food and beauty products that don’t have the ingredient!

    I’ve been loving all of your natural beauty products favorites and DIYs!

    If you are interested:



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