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Homemade Bug Soap


  • Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base (2 pounds)
  • Plastic Toy Insects (found mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Silicone Muffin or Cupcake Mold
  • Earthy Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil (Like Patchouli Essential Oil)
  • Microwave safe measuring cup or bowl
  • 90% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Spray Bottle
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Soap Colorant or Sparkly Mica (optional)


  1. Add 1 plastic toy bug into each cavity of the mold.
  2. Spray the plastic toy bugs with a few bursts of the isopropyl alcohol. This helps the soap adhere to the toys.
  3. Chop off a block of melt and pour base and place into your microwave safe cup or bowl. It melts easier if you cut this large block of soap into smaller cubes.
  4. Microwave your melt and pour soap on high for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat this process until all the soap is melted.
  5. If you are using sparkly mica or soap colorant this is the step where you need to add it in. I used about a teaspoon of sparkly mica in my clear soap base. Stir well.
  6. Add 3-5 drops of your fragrance or essential oil to the melted soap base and stir generously. Keep in mind any fragrance oil that contains vanilla will turn your soap brown so if you want that transparent look avoid any vanilla.
  7. Gently pour the melted soap over the toy bugs filling each cavity completely. Tip: if the toy bug moves while you are pouring the soap just use your spoon to center the bug before the soap hardens.
  8. Spray the tops of the soaps with a few bursts of isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles that rose to the top.
  9. Allow the soap to harden for at least 2 hours at room temperature. Once hardened, you can remove the soap by gently pressing from the back of the silicone mold and the soap will pop right out.
  10. Use the soap immediately or wrap entirely in clear plastic wrap. Melt and pour soap must be covered at all times when not in use.

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