Let Love Cleanse You!

This is possibly my favorite DIY project for the Valentine’s Day season. Well, right after the Love Coupons of course. While the coupons are fun and kitschy, the love soaps are so adorable and useful at the same time. I found these from non other than Martha Stewart. She seems to be the DIY Queen and tends to offer the best Valentine’s Day projects around. These heart-shaped soups are great for friends, family members, teachers, co-workers or anyone with good hygiene really 😉 Check out the how-to below!


  • Nonstick 9-inch square pan
  • Heart-shape cookie cutter
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Glycerin soap
  • Bench scraper
  • Soap colorant or food coloring
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • Cutting board
  • Needle nose pliers
  • 1/8-inch metal letter stamps
  • Masking tape


We used a 2-inch cookie cutter (1 inch high) and 2 ½ pounds of glycerin soap-sold at crafts stores-to make 16 hearts.

Depending on your equipment, yields may vary. To determine how much glycerin you’ll need, fill pan with water to ¼ inch below height of cookie cutter, and pour water into measuring cup. Record amount and discard water.

Cut soap into small pieces with bench scraper, and fill measuring cup. Microwave on medium heat until melted and stir. Add soap and heat until you’ve reached the water amount. Add colorant and stir. Pour liquid into pan. Spray with alcohol to eliminate bubbles.

Let harden at room temperature, 2 hours. Freeze 10 minutes.

Turn upside down onto cutting board. Create soaps with cookie cutter and pull cutter out with pliers if it sticks. Tape stamps together to form words, and imprint on soap, applying light, even pressure.


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