Hashtag Soaps

Hashtag Soaps

    I’ve been blogging since 2009 and my children have always been a part of my blog and have listened to me talking about blogging over the years.  One day, my mother was explaining to my younger son what the pound symbol is on the telephone keypad when he quickly corrected her and told her she was wrong because that was a “hashtag.”

    That pretty much opened my eyes to the fact that my kids were paying a lot of attention to my blogging than I gave them credit for.  Not only did my mother and I have a good laugh about it, but my son thought it was incredibly funny too when I explained to him that both he and grandma were right!  This funny encounter was the inspiration for these hashtag soaps.

Hashtag Soaps

Hashtag Soaps 

  • 1 Cup white melt and pour soap block
  • Yellow and blue soap colorant
  • 1/2 teaspoon soap scent
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil
  • Clear glass measuring cup
  • Craft stick
  • Small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Hashtag Soaps

Directions-

1. Cut about 10 ice cube sized pieces off your block of soap and place in a clear glass measuring cup (more or less until you reach 1 cup melted)

2. Microwave your soap on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring halfway through to check

3. Mix in your sweet almond oil, soap scent, and a few drops of your blue food coloring until you reach your desired color

Hashtag Soaps

4. Pour your melted soap into some of your molds and spray lightly with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles

5. Mix in a few drops of yellow food coloring into your blue to make a green color

6. Pour your melted soap into the rest of your molds and place on a flat surface in your freezer for about 30 minutes

7. Once your soap is hardened, pull on the side of the mold, and press up on the bottom gently to remove soaps

Hashtag Soaps

 

Hashtag Soaps

Let’s Discuss:  Have you ever tried a DIY project and how did it turn out?

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Comments

  1. This is such a cute idea. We had a snow day here in NYC and I could’ve used some craftiness.

  2. What a cute idea. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to make soap. I love this mold too.

  3. These are so cute! I’ve wanted to try and make soap for years now. I just keep putting if off. I know that my teenage daughter would love these!

  4. I have been interested in making my own soaps but have yet to do it. The hashtag story is quite funny because no one nowadays refers to it as a pound symbol anymore.

  5. It’s so funny how hashtags have become so popular lately! These would be so fun and my kids would love them!

  6. What a cute and creative idea. I’ve been thinking about making soaps. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I can relate to the kids not even recognizing this as a pound sign. Even my Granddaughters in kindergarten and first grade call it a hashtag. Their school is requiring twitter posts with the hashtag and photos of them reading. At this age, do you believe it? Anyway, the soaps are a very cute project. and a perfect gift to their class.

  8. This is so cool Maria! My daughter would love to try this out! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to get the items this weekend!

  9. This is a nice DIY and great hashtag to give my kids. My kids would pick their one color and have fun taking a bath.

  10. Super cute mold! I love the soap and I can think of a million ways to use that mold! Hashtags are the thing!

  11. Kids these days know their way around social media more than some adults I know – it’s crazy! My almost tween has just started picking up on the hashtag craze and she would love these. We’ll have to keep this in mind the next time she has friends over. I bet they would love it!

  12. These are so cute! I am definitely going to be on the lookout for that hashtag mold! These would make great gifts for kids!

  13. Genius! My nice & nephew would love these – need to send it to my sister so they can make it on the weekend.

  14. Oh these are so fun. My girls would love to make these with me and use them (not a bad thing 😉 ). Thanks for sharing.

  15. These are the cutest soaps! I love that I can make these with my kids too -thanks for sharing this totally craftastic activity!

  16. Neely (@Neelykins) says:

    These are so dang cute! I bet they would be a huge hit with bloggers. Love!

  17. Awww, I love these. They are so super cute! I want to make some of these with the kids. They will love this.

  18. This is so cool! They look so easy to make. What a fun activity. I love how creative soap making can be. Will the poop emoji be next?

  19. Oh for fun. My daughter would love these. We are always talking in hashtags!

  20. May I ask: Where did you find this mold??! (I need it!)

  21. Oh my gosh, the same thing happened with my nephew. He was so confused when I called it a pound sign as he had learned it as a hashtag and had never heard the symbol called anything else! Oh boy, this new generation!

  22. Hashtags are my favorite thing. I am actually interesed in soap making so I will keep this in mind and get me a mold!

  23. OMG, they look awesome! I wouldn’t even use them. Just have them on a soap dish looking pretty in the guest bathroom! jejejeje

  24. That is such a cool idea and it seems like they would be so much fun to make. I have never made soap but I kind of want to now.

  25. I want to try this craft. Soap making looks so easy to do, however, I have not yet tried making my own soaps. I have to get the ingredients and try my hand this weekend. BTW, the hashtag shaped soaps are so cute!

  26. These soaps are so cute and fun! They would make a great part of a gift basket for people in the office.

  27. Krystle Cook says:

    My kids would love these. They are all about using hashtags on social media and would get a kick out of it.

  28. This is such a cute idea! My daughter is 8 and would love this I am sure.

  29. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg how cute are these soaps?!?! They would make the perfect gift for bloggers or even people who work in social media!!!

  30. This is so fun! I would love to make my own soaps, and hashtags would be for sure a topic of conversation if I were to do this! Love it!

  31. The story behind the hashtag soaps is quiet interesting and funny too. Our kids are more smart than we think and I am in love with that cute looking soaps right away!

  32. Who knew making these could be so easy! I always loved how my grandma had fun shaped soaps and I wish I was crafty enough to make my own, but maybe I can!

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