Create Gorgeous Gemstone Soap For Your Home With These 9 Simple Steps

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

What type of hand soap do you prefer?

Do you usually reach for the liquid soaps that you pump into your palms, or would you rather use slick bar soap to wash your hands?

Personally, I use bar soap because I can scrub for what feels like a deeper clean. Beautifully engraved bar soaps also add a level of decoration to my bathroom sink.

If you too enjoy using cute soaps, then you will adore this DIY craft for gemstone soap bars! Not only are these colorful soaps gorgeous and fun to use, but they sit upright on a sturdy base — meaning they won’t slip and slide all over the dish. What’s not to love?

To learn how to make this stunning craft, check out the material list and directions below. Then, watch the instructional video for a more detailed guide.


  • soap base (clear and opaque)
  • 2 glass measuring cups
  • ice cube tray
  • food coloring
  • toothpick
  • knife
  • clear cup


  1. Chop bars of clear and opaque soap base into small, rectangular pieces.
  2. Place the pieces in different measuring cups, then melt them in the microwave.
  3. Pour the melted soap bases into the slots of an ice cube tray.
  4. Add droplets of food coloring to each slot in ascending amounts. Then, stir using a toothpick.
  5. Place the ice tray in the fridge to help harden the soap.
  6. Once solid, turn the tray over to release the blocks of soap. Then, chop the soap into even smaller pieces.
  7. Drop these multicolored bits into a clear cup, then pour more clear soap base into the cup. Harden in the fridge.
  8. Remove the cup and dump out the contents. Use a knife to shave sharp edges into the soap, resembling a gemstone.
  9. Place the finished product by the sink in any bathroom or kitchen.

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