How to Make Cosmic Galaxy Soap
Swirling is one of the most difficult soap techniques to master, but it looks so beautiful when it's done right!
Here's What You'll Need:
Standard Transparent M&P Soap Base
Soap Safe Fragrance Oil
Mica Coloring (We used a combination of blue, green, pink, and purple)
Cosmetic Glitter (We recommend using one that is biodegradable)
A Loaf Mold
Microwave Safe Containers (For melting & pouring)
A Soap Cutter or Knife
A Spoon or Something to Stir With
Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
Remove the Standard Transparent base from the packaging and cut into 1" chunks. Split the soap into 2 equal parts and place into two separate microwaveable containers.
Place one container in the microwave and heat until all the soap chunks are melted. Remove from the microwave and cool until the temperature is about 140°F, mixing well to ensure the consistency remains smooth.
Pour the soap base into two separate containers. Color these bases differently, then add fragrance and glitter. You can choose whatever colors you like, we used dark blue and purple for the first layer.
Once your color, fragrance, and glitter are mixed together pour the soap into the loaf mold. This is best done by pouring both colors at the same time from opposing corners. Make sure you pour slowly. The aim is not to get the colors to completely mix together but merge gently. Spray rubbing alcohol on top to pop any bubbles. Remember that this is one of many layers. We poured about seven layers to create our cosmic soap, but you can use as many layers as you want.
For this next step, I added a couple of drops of orange food coloring to each jar and let my daughter keep stirring everything together. Stirring each jar for a couple of minutes seemed to really help blend everything together. Plus, she loved watching all of the little water crystals swirl around!
Keep repeating this step with different color combinations each time until the mold is full. The more layers you create, the better the end product will be!
And there you have it! A beautiful Cosmic Galaxy Soap. Try this with different color combinations and soap bases to customize this project for your needs!
We'd love to see pictures of your creations! If you post your results on social media, make sure you tag us and use #lscscommunity to see your pictures on our Lone Star Community Page!
This tutorial was created by Stephenson Group which has given Lone Star Candle Supply permission to re-post it on their website.