Are you are looking for a craft your tween might enjoy, a sneaky to get wayward kiddos into the bath or a homemade gift for a unicorn fanatic? Well, you’ve come to the right place because this unicorn whipped soap ticks all of those boxes, and more.
Making this quirky body cleaner together not only gives you some important time together with your child, tween, or teen, it also provides the opportunity to whip up a few handy “Oh no I forgot their birthday” or hostess gifts.
Make a large batch, fill some pretty jars, tie on a ribbon and boom, you have a shelf of ready to give gifts for unicorn fans of all ages.
I even considered filling some Christmas decorations with this gorgeous soap mixture but then it was pointed out to me that, yea it might look fan and quirky on the tree, but how the heck were you supposed to get it back out again to use?
M decor misstep doesn’t detract from the fact that this is a fabulous and practical craft.
- 1 cup whipped soap base (Find it on Amazon)
- 2 tablespoons liquid vegetable glycerin (Find it on Amazon)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 pound of clear melt and pour soap base (Find it on Amazon)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of Shea butter (I get mine on Amazon)
- 10-20 drops of rose essential oil (Find it on Amazon)
- 10-20 drops of helichrysum essential oil (Find it on Amazon)
- 1 teaspoon Argan oil (Find it on Amazon)
- 1/2 tablespoon sparkle white mica powder (Find it on Amazon)
- 2-3 drops each of pink, yellow and teal soap colorant (Find it on Amazon)
- A Tri-color frosting kit (Find it on Amazon)
- 2 8-ounce wide mouth Mason Jars
- Unicorn sprinkles (Find it on Amazon)
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 3 small mixing bowls
Step 1: Place 8-10 cubes (each cube equals a little less than 1 ounce) of clear soap base in a large, microwave-safe container. Heat in 30-second bursts until the soap is completely melted.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, melt the Shea butter in the same way.
Steps 3-5: In another bowl mix the essential oils, the Argan oil, and the glycerin and add to the bowl with the soap base & Shea butter.
Steps 6-7: Fold half of the cornstarch unto your soap base mixture and then add the whipped soap base. Mix on low with a hand or stand mixer for 1 minute. Then mix on high until mixture begins to thicken and is light and fluffy, much like frosting.
Steps 8-9: Add in the mica powder and beat for 1 more minute. If the mixture is not beginning to form stiff peaks like a meringue, add more cornstarch, 1 teaspoon at a time until it does.
Steps 10-12: Divide the whipped soap into 3 small mixing bowls and add pink color to one bowl, yellow to another and teal to the last bowl. Start with 1-2 drops of color and mix it in. If you want a darker color, add 1-2 more drops and repeat until you get the color you want.
Step 13-14b: Add one of each color frosting to each of the 3 piping bags. Hold bags together so all sides of the tips meet. Add frosting tip and the coupler.
Step 15: Holding all three bags tightly in your dominant hand and pipe the frosting into your Mason Jar. Top with sprinkles if desired.