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temporary tattoo soap
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DIY tattoo soap bars are easy for kids to make, and the temporary tattoo stays on the bar of soap even after many washings! Add fun scents, too!
Prep Time10 mins
cooling15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 10 bars
Cost: $15


  • microwave


  • Cut the block of soap base into cubes along the perforated lines. Place 4 cubes in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. Repeat in 10 second intervals until melted.
    blocks of glycerin soap
  • Add 6-8 drops of soap scent oils. I have a box with 10 fruity scents and they all smell delicious: pineapple, mango, strawberry, watermelon, apple, cherry, cucumber melon, lemon, orange, and peppermint (obviously not fruity, so that one was a surprise!) These work great and can be used for homemade lip gloss, too.
    adding essential oils to soap
  • Place soap mold onto a small baking sheet. Pour melted soap into a silicone mold. Allow to set in the refrigerator 30-45 minutes.
    soap setting up in soap mold
  • Cut out desired temporary tattoo.
    cut out temporary tattoo
  • Place tattoo onto soap.
    apply temporary tattoo to soap
  • Apply a wet sponge or wash cloth and hold for 30 seconds.
    press down on tattoo soap with wet cloth
  • Peel away backing.
    peeling off temporary tattoo backing



Note: to speed up setting, place mold on a baking sheet before adding soap. Then refrigerate for 15 minutes.