These DIY donut shaped soaps are quick and easy to make, and they smell just like fresh baked donuts, too! A fun gift idea for your friends & family!
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always answered the “What is your favorite food?” question with, “Donuts.” Always. They’re cute and round, sweet, and there are usually sprinkles involved – what’s not to love? When I decided to whip up a new batch of 10-minute DIY soap, I decided it would be awesome to make my soap shaped AND scented like donuts!
What You’ll Need to Make Donut Soap:
- Clear Glycerine Soap Base (mine was more translucent than crystal clear)
- Silicone Donut Mold
- Gold & Wine Soap Colorant
- Cupcake Fragrance Oil
- Heat-safe Glass Measuring Cup (I use a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup)
- Rainbow Sprinkles
I use 1 lb of soap base (half of the block) at a time, which will make 4-6 of these donut soaps depending on how thick you make them. Cut the 1 lb. block into cubes that are approximately 1″ square. The block of soap is soft, and it cuts easily with a kitchen knife.
Place 1/3 of the soap cubes inside a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir the soap well, and microwave again in 10-15 second increments, stirring well after each, until the soap has completely melted. Mix in 3-5 drops of wine soap colorant, one at a time, until the desired shade of pink is met.
Pour the pink mixture evenly into the sprinkle-lined cavities of the donut pan, and allow to cool for 15 minutes (you can speed up this process by placing the mold into the freezer for a few minutes, but don’t leave it in there too long or the soap will get moist!).
Repeat the melting process with the remaining 2/3 of the soap cubes, this time adding 5-7 drops of gold soap colorant and 15 drops of cupcake fragrance oil. (Note: I used cupcake fragrance oil, but when you’re looking at a donut and smelling cupcake scent, it smells JUST like donuts!) Pour the mixture into the molds, and allow to sit undisturbed until firm (approximately 30-90 minutes depending on temperature and humidity). Unmold the donuts when firm, and add a few more extra sprinkles to the top for authenticity (if needed, lightly wet your finger and run it around the top of the donut before adding the sprinkles to make them stick!).
These sweet smelling donut soaps would make a fun birthday or holiday gift idea for friends and family – they’d also be great with our popular Donut Thank You Note Tags!
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