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DIY Crystal Soap that Looks Like Gemstones

DIY crystal soap that looks like gemstones is the first of, hopefully, many magical projects to come. I don’t do a ton of DIY projects, so I am easily intimidated. However, I was forced challenged encouraged by my friend, Dawn at Cutefetti to do some magic-like creations.

I headed on over to Google and found this DIY gemstone soap tutorial. It seems a little advanced-level for me, but her video makes it looks easy enough. Well, here was my experience.

Crystal soap with an stone in the background

First off, I need to dig deep to find the patience for crafts. I try to tap into the therapeutic benefits of working to create something beautiful, but my mind likes to quickly shut that down.

Second, I did this away from home, so of course, I forgot a bunch of things I needed. For example, I didn’t have a good tripod to create the video. But, I promised I was going to post all of this no matter how it turned out – magic or mess.

Crystal soap that looks like gemstones collage

After I had finished the crystal soap, I have to say it wasn’t difficult. It was a bit time-consuming, but that was partly my inexperience. I would love to do it again with other colors. I used soap coloring, but next time I will use food coloring for more vibrant colors.

Homemade crystal soap makes an excellent and unique gift idea for anyone, especially if they are into crystals and gemstones. Play around with colors and even add some luster for shine.

Gemstone soap with a real gemstone in the background

How to Make Crystal Soap that Looks Like Gemstones

What you need to make crystal soap

How to make the crystals for the crystal soap

  1. Carefully cut the block of transparent glycerin into chunks with a sharp knife. Cutting up the clear soap
  2. Put pieces into a microwave-safe bowl and heat. Keep an eye on it since it only takes seconds. Chopped soap in a microwave safe bowl
  3. Pour a thin layer into your mold, and leave the rest of the liquid in the bowl.
  4. Let the soap harden and cool in the mold.
  5. Texturize the surface of the hardened layer by lightly scratching with a fork. This helps the layers stick together.
  6. Reheat the bowl with the glycerin since it’s probably started to thicken at this point.
  7. Stir in your choice of essential oils and food coloring. This will be your second layer, so don’t make it too dark.
  8. Spray rubbing alcohol on the first layer before pouring the second layer.
  9. Pour the second layer and let harden.
  10. Reheat the leftover soap again if needed. Add more coloring to deepen the color. This is your third and darkest layer.
  11. Scratch the surface of the second layer and spray with alcohol before pouring the third layer.
  12. Allow to cool completely before popping out of the mold.
  13. Take your three-layer soap creation and cut it into slices. Layered soap ready to cut into gems
  14. Cut the clear ends at an angle to create triangle shapes. Cut angles into soaps to form gems
  15. Slice into smaller pieces that start to resemble crystals.
  16. Continue cutting to shape your crystals into unique pieces. Soaps that look like gems
  17. Save all of the tiny soap scraps. Cut them into even smaller pieces.

Collage of DIY crystal soaps with process steps

How to create crystal cluster soap that looks like gemstones

  1. Take more chunks of the clear glycerin and heat it.
  2. Pour a thin layer into the mold.
  3. Quickly add in the tiny scrap pieces of soap first.
  4. Add the crystal pieces before the soap hardens.
  5. Let everything cool and harden completely before removing from the mold. Gemstone soap in the soap mold

This is where I lack artistic ability. I freaked out when the pieces fell down in the mold when, really, this is not something you want to look perfect. If you see a real gemstone, the stones are jutting out every which way. So, add the pieces in however you like. If some fall, it’s meant to be.

Crystal soap next to real stones

If you are gifting the soap, consider brushing it with a little luster dust. It will wash away quickly but looks nice for gifting.

Blue gemstone soap

More DIY Bath & Body Projects to Make:

So, I guess my color looks like aquamarine. What kind of DIY crystal soap would you like to make?

Heather McPherson

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

OMG this was a tedious, very time consuming but I realized I made a bit too MUCH soap lol, thanks for a lovely soap project! Follow to my website to see my results & to purchase these “rock” soaps @ Etsy shop LakeSideSoapslnc!


Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Haha! Yes, agreed. After a little bit I found it therapeutic. I will check yours out!

beverly mckinley

Wednesday 1st of August 2018

i am going to try to get enough supplies for a classroom to make and find a teacher at my grandkids school to donate them to.


Thursday 2nd of August 2018

That's an awesome idea! Let us know how they turn out!!

Vickie L Couturier

Friday 27th of July 2018

oh wow that looks so pretty for a bathroom,,i like that there are different colors to make,,i wish i had time to try this but im not very DIY

sheila ressel

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

This is so cool! I've always wanted to try making my own soap but haven't tried yet. This is very inspiring.


Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Yay!!! Show us a picture once you do! :)


Thursday 1st of March 2018

~Hi Jennifer!

What a fabulous job! I've been professionally soaping for 5 years, and I can't believe you've never done this before. You're right. Handmade soap is not supposed to look perfect, that's the beauty of it's design. Well done!


Thursday 1st of March 2018

Oh my goodness, thank you!!! Please let me know if you do it. I'd love to see how yours comes out! So fun. :)

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