DIY Terrazzo Style Slice Soaps
Do you ever hear a song that you just can’t stop listening to? So much it becomes obsessive to the point you block your own social settings in Spotify so no one can see just how many times you’ve played it today… I’m feeling this way about terrazzo. I’m working on a few projects that use this patterning at the moment but I’m holding them back so I don’t look totally obsessed (and you don’t get unbelievably bored by it all!)
But if you are a terrazzo fan then you might want to follow the blog where ever you like (you know, Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin) so you don’t miss one of the many different ways we can create and use this pattern.
I’ve always been drawn to a random pattern. The control freak in me loves that you have a certain amount of control over creating this. You can choose the colours and concentration of the pieces but you just never know exactly how it’s going to come out.
It gives you the feeling you have been instrumental in the pattern creation, but without any of the responsibility. You can’t criticise yourself for putting anything in the ‘wrong place’ or do it again just with that piece moved slightly to the left. It is what it is. That lets us appreciate the look as a whole rather than as individual elements.
Maybe this is the reason I’m so drawn to it. Instead of scrutinising and finding fault it’s about accepting what’s there and seeing how it’s uniqueness is its beauty. (Are we getting way too deep for a DIY post about soap?) Either way, these soaps are a cute addition to my bathroom and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Melt and Pour Soap | Concentrated Food Colouring | Carbon Capsules (optional) | Mailing Tube
1. Add small drops of food colouring and a carbon capsule (to make black) into individual plastic cups. Melt the soap and let it cool for a couple of minutes, then pour it into the cups (about half way full) and mix. Leave these to set in the fridge for an hour or two.
2. Chop up the set soap into rough uneven sections. I’ve added in some clear soap as well to add areas that are more translucent within the finished soaps. You can spray these blocks with alcohol spray to stop the colour seeping later.
3. Melt the white soap (and add any essential oils you like) then take a handful of soap blocks and add them to the mailing tube. Cover these with the white soap. Repeat this step until you run our of either soap bits or the white soap (or you reach the top of the tube!) Leave this to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. The tube should be cool when the soap is set.
4. Peel off the cardboard layer until you can’t get any more off the soap. Then run under the tap and rub off the extra paper until there’s none left on the soap tube.
5. Dry off the soap and using a knife cut the tube into slices.
You can spray these with alcohol spray to finish and then wrap them as gifts or pop them into your own soap dish (that’s what I’ll be doing!) I love these colours but I might make a black and white version too. What colours do you think would look amazing as a terrazzo soap? Let me know in the comments below and I might make them!
Ah! This is amazing Fran! I’m defintely on the terrazzo kick too- got an earring diy this week inspired by the pattern :D
DIY soaps are some of my favourite DIYs you can make beautiful things that are actually useful and so so giftable
Eden Passante says
These are beautiful! What a great DIY gift idea too!
Marwa | Enthralling Gumption says
Isn’t Terrazzo lovely? Well, what do I say I have three terrazzo projects under my belt and I can’t stop myself from trying this pattern yet again. They turned out lovely and colorful!
At first I thought these were earrings! They look good enough to be! :)
What a great idea!!!! Thank you : )
Koral · Fábrica de Imaginación says
I love how you make the soaps proyects. You give them something special so they look like products for decoration and not just soaps <3
I am obssesed with terrazzo too <3 Moths ago I made this texture with fimo and it looks great too
Corina Nika says
You’re incredible you know that? These are simply brilliant!
These soaps look great and so fun. How about blue and pink chips in white? Or white and gold chips in teal? That would be perfect for me!
Mandi Rae says
These are great! I am curious though, what products specifically did you use? I looked at the links provided but they don’t seem to match the pictures you have.
I can’t wait to make these!! They would make such cute gifts, wrapped in some tulle and ribbon!
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
This is sooo pretty and it seems very simple! I’ll definitively try this DIY! Thank you
It is so easy, honestly! I hope you do try it. Thanks! x
I made these and they turned out great! I like your colors a bit more – I opted to use spices from my pantry in order to make these as natural as possible. So I used turmeric powder in different amounts to create yellow and a darker red, dried sage ground up to make a lighter and darker green, paprika, coffee grounds, and ground cloves. A lot of different smells going on but it was super fun to use what I had. I also used a Pringles-like tube (Veggie Chips brand) instead of a mailing tube. It was my first time using melt and pour soap and I’m really happy with the end product! Thanks.
Idol Worth says
It sounds easy for a newbie like me, thank you for the tutorial!
Berd Connoly says
This is good, may try later. Thanks
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