Make Your Own Shamrock Soap

DIY Shamrock Soap

If you’re looking for a fun, easy and useful craft to make this year for St. Patrick’s Day, how about trying this Shamrock Soap. I had never made my own soap before, but have been wanting to try it for a while now. I am so glad I did because it’s really much easier than I thought it would be.

Here’s what you need to make your Shamrock Soap:

  • Wilton Shamrock Silicone Mold
  • Clear Glycerin Soap Base or White Glycerin Soap Base
  • Matte Woodland Green Soap Color Bar
  • Oak Moss & Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
  • Plastic Transfer Pipette
  • Microwave Safe Measuring cup
  • Spray Bottle
  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Optional: Pennies (for embedding in soap if you want)

Here’s what you do:

1. Cut your soap base into small cubes and place into your microwave safe measuring cup.

Shamrock Soap

2. Melt your soap in short 30 second increments. Stir and repeat until soap is melted. Overheating can cause the soap to burn.

3. Cut small pieces off of your color cube. Repeat until you reach your desired shade of green.

4. Use your plastic transfer pipette to place a few drops of fragrance oil into the melted soap base. Stir well.

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5. Pour melted soap into your soap mold until each cavity is filled completely. Note: If you want to place pennies into the soap you will want to put one penny into the bottom of each cavity and pour your soap on top of it.

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6. Air bubbles may form on the top of your soap. Simply spray the top of your soap a few times with the isopropyl alcohol. This will remove any air bubbles on the surface of the soap.

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7. Allow the soap to harden for up to 2 hours.

8. Remove the soap from the mold by gently pressing on the backside of the mold to release the soap. It should pop out easily.

9. Individually wrap your soap in clear plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. Glycerin soap must be kept covered until it is ready to be used.

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Have you ever made your own soap before?

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  1. parentingpatch

    I keep seeing so many fabulous ideas for soap. I really need to make some sometime. This shamrock soap is super cute!

  2. [email protected]..andDadtoo

    No we have never made soap before but these are cute and I am sure Shae would love to make these.

  3. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    Making your own soap is so simple. It’s fun and with all the molds available, you can make practically any shape which is great for gifts.

  4. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    I haven’t make soap in such a long time. I really need to make shamrock soap. I’d have it in my house year-round!

  5. Theresa

    That’s so cute! And so easy, I think my girls would love to make this for St. Pat’s Day!

  6. Amber NElson

    We have never made our own soap, but this looks so cute! May have to try!

  7. Catherine S

    I agree, it does look cute. This will be an easy one for me to make for my first time making soap.

  8. crystal

    OMG those are cute! I made Christmas-themed soap with my daughter, but would love to bring a little St. Patrick’s Day fun into our home.

  9. Michele

    No, I have never tried to make my own soap before and I am surprised it is actually rather easy. I love the scent you chose but I guess you could change that up if you wanted. The penny is a cute idea. These would make nice gifts!

  10. crystal

    It really is simple, and so fun. I love theming it for each holiday. Homemade soap makes a great gift.

  11. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That is so fun! I can see doing this for every season. Thanks for sharing this.

  12. Jenn @

    I have never tried soap in the microwave… That may make things a bit faster for small batches.

  13. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    What a cute idea…kids would love to hand those out for sure.

  14. alissa4illustration

    This does look super cute! Certainly a great activity to involve the kids.

  15. Jennifer Sikora

    This is a great idea! I love making homemade soap.

  16. Rebecca

    what a cool DIY project. This would be fun to do with kids or just for fun.

  17. Amber NElson

    i think that my kids would love to help me make this! I may give it a shot.

  18. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    Oh I’ve made bath bombs before. I am loving this idea of using cute molds. Madison and I will have to make a few of these.

  19. Esme Sy

    I had no idea it is so easy to make soap. I can’t wait to try this.

  20. Myrah Duque

    So darn cute! My nephews will have a ball when we do this! Thanks!!!

  21. Alicia Taylor at

    I love the idea of putting pennies in it! Also, sandalwood – my favorite fragrance. This looks like a really easy St. Patty’s day project.

  22. jmanandmillerbug

    I have never made my own soap. Sounds like it would be interesting fun even a nice gift for somebody.

  23. Catherine S

    What a neat idea. I have never made my own soap, but I would like to.

  24. Rosey

    Oh look, it did turn out cute as can be. I’d like to try this too, I bet the kids will love it!

  25. tara pittman

    That is very cute soap. Does it lather green?

  26. monica

    So craft and cool! And imagine all the possibles when using a different mold!

  27. Theresa

    I am imagining all the possibilities with different molds. The designs are endless!

  28. lisa

    Those soaps are so cute! I never thought to make my own soaps and I bet my girls would love these!

  29. Lana B.

    These are adorable! I really like them and think they are great for March.

  30. Vicky

    I can’t believe how easy these were to make. They would make a fun spring present for teachers.

  31. blythea (Prime Beauty Blog)

    I’ve never made my own soap, but I’ve seen so many demonstrates it really inspires me to want to try. These shamrock soaps are so cute and festive.

  32. Amy Desrosiers

    I have always wanted to make these kinds of soaps. I need to order the supplies soon!

  33. Debbie Denny

    This is such a great idea. Pretty easy to make and cute. Like the penny in it idea.

  34. Emily Glover

    Ooh I just love this. I’ve never made soap before but this looks like so much fun!

  35. beckysbestbites

    I haven’t ever made my own soap, but my mother-in-law does and she always keeps us supplied with plenty! Cute idea!!

  36. Rose Sahetapy

    You are so creative! Thanks for the idea. I’d love to make my own soap, and this post will be my reference.

  37. Ashley Sparks Mullins

    This is so cute! This would be a fun craft to do with the kiddos!

  38. Rorybore

    Very cool! My girls would love doing this.

  39. Jesica H

    Really cute idea! I especially like the addition of the penny!

  40. CoCo

    This is a great idea and a fun way to make every room in the house festive!

  41. Seattle Travel Blogger

    This looks like a fun activity.
    And it also is a nice way to get into the season.

  42. Elizabeth O.

    You make it look so easy! That’s really awesome and the best part is that you can choose any mold and any color you want, for future events especially if you can’t think of other party favors.

  43. Censie

    Oh I need to try this! I have never thought to make my own soap!

  44. siniciliya

    I could never figure out how to make soap, but the steps you have described look so easy! Would love to try someday

  45. Tammilee Tips

    What a fun craft for St Patricks day! I love how bright green the soap turned out.

  46. Ana De Jesus

    I love how bright it is! It is the perfect signiifier for St Patrick’s day! I love that you made it by hand too you are so creative hun xx

  47. Amber NElson

    I agree! That is a very creative thing to do. I would love to give it a shot though.

  48. workoutwithdi

    What a cute idea! Great project with older kids, and would make a fun party favor!

  49. Vera Sweeney

    My daughter would love to make this!! What a fun project and gift for them to make for St Patricks day.

  50. Amber

    What a cute DIY project. These would be great party gifts or decor.

  51. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    I have never made soap, but this sounds so easy! I want to make thee for all holidays!

  52. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    These are super cute. I’ve never made myown soap before, I wouldn’t have realized you only needed a candy mold.

  53. Marcie W.

    This looks like so much fun to create and would make a fantastic gift idea. You could totally add a variety of scent options too.

  54. Stacie

    I just recently made my own soap so this would be fun to try. It’s so festive for St. Patrick’s Day.

  55. Ai Sakura

    Oh so adorable!!! Just wondering.. after you use the mould for making soup, is it still safe for usual baking?Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  56. Danielle

    I’ve never made soap before. These are really cute, though and I’m sure they’d help with getting my son to clean himself in the tub. Plus, just the right size for his little hands.

  57. leechrista

    I’ve never made soap and this looks so fun! I want to do it myself. I think even Jason, my oldest, would be interested in this project.

  58. Janeane Davis

    This is so cool. I would like to do this to make soaps in different shapes to keep around my house.

  59. Miles Basilio

    This is a wonderful idea! I haven’t thought of doing this. The Shamrock soap can also be good business idea.

  60. Debra

    My girls would love this so much! I think we are going to have to pick up all the items for this!

  61. Healing Tomato (@healingtomato)

    This is absolutely creative and very well done!

  62. Run For Life (@uprun4life)

    I had no idea that making soap was so easy. I love the shamrocks too. I hope your friends enjoy these.

  63. gingermommyrants

    I have always wanted to try making my own soap. I will have to get the ingredients i need to try this on the weekend.

  64. Stephanie Pass

    This looks so fun! I have always wanted to make my own soap, but I just never have. I think finding a penny in your lucky Shamrock soap would be so fun.

  65. Maggie Branch

    This is a seriously adorable idea! I love that you suggested putting a penny imprint on the soaps. I think it’s super cute!

  66. Carol Bryant

    I never tried making soap. This would be cute for guests for the St. Patrick’s Holiday when visiting.

  67. dawn

    this is super cute. i remember i participated in a soap making class and had a great time.

  68. laura londergan

    now these are so stinkin cute! They would be great as party favors or lil gifts for your friends.

  69. Karlyn Flores

    That is so cute and easy to make, It would be perfect activity with my two boys. thanks for the ideas

  70. mistywright271471215

    I have made my own soap once. I love these, will have to make these, too!

  71. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    I enjoy making soups because of the different shapes I could make. These are so cute and are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  72. wemake7

    Those came out really good. I have always wanted to make soap and maybe sell them on the side. These are so cute. =)

  73. Eva /Kid Minds

    We love making our own soap. LEGO soap is probably the biggest hit, although lavender hearts are pretty popular too.

  74. mommysgoneshoppingagain

    I have never made soap before. I’m always afraid it will make a huge mess. However, I love this breakdown. It actually looks like something I could do. Thanks for sharing.

  75. keikilani

    What a fun soap for St Paddy’s day! I bet the kids would love making this with me.

  76. Lexie Lane

    Such a fun idea! I’m sure my son would love this DIY Shamrock soap!

  77. Claudette Esterine

    I have never made my own soap or even thought of doing so but this looks fairly easy.

  78. Chubskulit Rose

    You’re sch a creative mom. I bet your boys love all of those treats!

  79. Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog

    So easy & simple! Looks like a fun experiment and craft to do with the kiddos! And an easy way to decorate the bathroom for the holidays!

  80. shoppingduck

    What a great idea! I could see making these types of soaps for all different holidays.

  81. hautebeautyguide

    Wow! These are so incredibly cute! Such a fun idea for March. Xx-Doran

  82. Nicole Lutzy

    Those turned out really cute! I bet your kids love them!

  83. Shaylee Field

    Aww this is adorable! I’ve always wanted to make my own soap and this might be just the right time! Thanks for letting us know how to do it!

  84. beccadorr

    I haven’t made my own soap before, but yours came out so cute! It’s definitely something I’d like to try sometime.

  85. tiffanyhathorn

    This is a really festive idea. I’ve been wanting to give soap-making a shot for a while.

  86. Frugal and Fun mom

    I have never made my own soap, but I have to tell you that this is totally awesome. You are inspiring me to look into do doing this!

  87. mhaan.a-ds

    Haven’t tried making our own soap but this DIY looks fun to do! Thanks for sharing!

  88. marianne

    Love your blog name and love the idea!

  89. RonRon

    This is awesome idea. Hope we can try making something like this too.

  90. Maggie Lydon

    This is a really fun and festive way to decorate for the upcoming holiday! I think these would be perfect for a guest bath.

  91. Eileen xo

    As an Irish girl, great craft for me and my niece!

  92. Ana Fernandez

    OMG this is such a great idea! I would love to make some heart shaped soap! It is amazing how creative you are!

  93. Shanéy Vijendranath

    This is such a cool idea. Never made a soap before, would be interesting to see how it turns out.

  94. My Desert Love Designs and Blog

    What?! How crazy easy is that? Nope, I never have made my own soap before and now I’m wondering why not?! Love this shamrock with the pennies – such a sweet idea. No w I gotta go in search of these items online. . . Thanks!

  95. Ayesha Heart

    Wow! Amazing idea! I love it. Haven’t tried making one but this is so easy thanks

  96. CourtneyLynne

    Ok this might be the cutest soap ever!!!!!! Might just have to give this a try!

  97. Christie

    That’s something that my kids could make with me this St. Patrick’s Day! I love that we can use the soap after

  98. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    That’s super cute! My kids would like this. I haven’t made soap since high school!

  99. top5life

    Wow. This looks so much fun and creative. Love the soap. Great post.

  100. littlemisscant

    Pinning this! My girlfriend is a Girl Guide leader and this would be a perfect craft for them to make at their year end craft. I have never made my own soap before but this looks really easy.

  101. Coralie

    This is really fun! I haven’t made soap before but really want to learn how to do things like this and stock up on the supplies for emergencies. Thanks for sharing!

  102. Swa-Rai (@swaraimedia)

    Love this! I’ll have to try it, I know the boychild would love it!

  103. Adriana

    This is SUCH a cute idea and really great for party favors too! Love it!

  104. Nicole Lutzy

    I made homemade soap with my kids a few months back, what a fun craft. Very festive!

  105. Kelly Hutchinson

    I love how these turned out! My mom would have loved these!

  106. Melissa Bernardo

    What a cool idea! My son would love to make these soaps with me!

  107. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    This Shamrock Soap is so cute and so easy to do!

  108. Shannon Gurnee

    That is such a cute idea! Love the Shamrock Soap as a gift idea or decoration!

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