Here's my piece in the brilliant magazine Molly Makes:

(don't worry if you can't read it, just scroll down and it's all there again!)



Geometric Soap from magazine


Soap Making

Making Soap with a ‘melt & pour base’ is easy, and the fun coloured soaps make lovely presents.

You will need:

Clear melt & pour soap base

Liquid colours for soap

Powder gold colours

Soap mold or similar

Fragrance oil or essential oil for smell

Metal spoon

Small bowl

Knife & chopping board

Tiny amount of alcohol & small brush or spray bottle.


  1. Chop about 50grams of soap base into small ice cube size chunks, so it is easy to melt.
  2. Put into small microwave bowl & melt in microwave for 10 to 20 seconds till melted.*
  3. Add ½ a teaspoon of gold powder and stir well.
  4. Pour into mold till just half way up & leave to harden, about 10 minutes.
  5. To make the ‘corner gold’ soap carefully cut out the section of gold you do not want and remove it from the mold. Or if you just want striped soap leave it as it is.
  6. Carefully spray alcohol onto the gold soap in the mold or use a small brush – this helps stop the layers merging into each other.
  7. Repeat stage 1 &2 again, but add liquid colour instead of gold, about 4 drops needed. Add 4 or 5 drop of your preferred fragrance & stir well
  8. Make sure it is not too hot then pour it over the gold into the mold.
  9. Leave to dry & harden, it can be put in the fridge. Once firm, push out your soap from the mold.


*If you don’t have a microwave just melt over low heat in a small non-stick pan.

All ingredients by The Soap Kitchen or JustaSoap


Let me know how you get on.