Super Bouncy Ball Soap DIY
Recipe type: Melt and Pour
These soaps look just like classic super bouncy balls!
  • 12 ounces Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • Canary LabColor
  • Peach LabColor
  • Tangerine LabColor
  • Lime LabColor
  • Citrus Green LabColor
  • Emerald LabColor
  • Tropical Pink LabColor
  • Purple Passion LabColor
  • 6 – 9 Ball Silicone Molds (or you can use less molds and just make more batches)
  • Droppers
Main Soap
  • 18 ounces Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • Super Pearly White Mica
  • Light Gold Mica
  • Iridescent Glitter
  • 8-10 mL Lettuce Fragrance Oil
  • 2-4 Sphere Silicone Molds
  • Mini Scoops
  1. Cut the Clear Melt and Pour Soap into 1 inch cubes. In a heat-safe container, melt the soap on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between bursts.
  2. Once the soap is fully melted, split the soap into three 4-ounce portions.
  3. I made gradiants of three different colors, one for each of the 4-ounce portions: Oranges, Greens, and Pinkish-Purples. To achieve this effect, I colored the soap with step 1 (below) of each of the colorways, poured six cavities, then I added step 2 and poured six cavities, then step 3 and six cavities. So you’ll be building up from light color to darker color with the same 4 ounce portion. Here are the color amounts for each:
    Orange:10-15 drops diluted Canary LabColor + 20-25 drops diluted Peach LabColor + 15-20 drops diluted Tangerine LabColor
    Green: 10 drops diluted Canary LabColor + 10-15 drops diluted Lime LabColor + 10-15 drops diluted Citrus Green LabColor + 15-20 drops diluted Emerald LabColor
    Pinkish-Purples: 8-12 drops diluted Tropical Pink LabColor + 8-12 drops diluted Tropical Pink LabColor + 5-7 drops diluted Purple Passion LabColor + 8-12 drops diluted Purple Passion LabColor
  4. Allow the soap to fully harden, then unmold and move onto the next step.
  5. Cut the Clear Melt and Pour into 1 inch cubes. In a heat-safe container, melt the soap on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between bursts.
  6. Once the soap has fully melted, add 8-10 mL Lettuce fragrance oil and stir until incorporated. I love this scent because it’s unexpected; fresh but floral at the same time!
  7. Pour a teensy bit of soap into the bottom of each the spheres (do this with the two pieces separated) and rotate the mold so that the soap covers a little bit of the mold up the sides as well. Allow the soap to harden for a few minutes.
  8. Grab your embeds from part one. Take a handful and liberally spray them with alcohol, then stuff the 4 sphere molds full. I was able to fit 6-8 embeds per sphere. I also, for the most part, kept my color families together ie: greens with greens, etc. But a multi-colored sphere looks just as awesome!
  9. Fit the tops back onto the sphere molds, ensuring that there is a good seal between the two pieces around all of the cavities. If you can’t get a good seal, remove one of the balls. Shake the mold until all of the embeds have settled comfortably into the spheres. If you have embeds that are too close to the opening of the sphere mold, it can block the soap when you go to the next step.
  10. Split the clear soap into 5 equal parts (you may have to reheat it after getting all of those embeds to fit!). Color one portion with 3 scoops Light Gold Mica, another portion with 3 scoops Super Pearly White, the third portion with 2 scoops Iridescent Glitter, and leave the rest uncolored. Mix the micas and glitters well.
  11. Now it’s time for the action! Give the insides of the sphere molds a good spraying of alcohol. For each sphere, you want to create swirly layers of the different micas and glitters, so start pouring randomly into all of the cavities a little bit of soap at a time. Don’t wait for the soap to harden between pours. I tried to alternate pours so they went mica-glitter-clear-mica-glitter, but the main point is to keep pouring while the previous layer is still liquid so that the soap will swirl! This part can get messy, but try to tap the molds on your work surface every so often to make sure there are no air bubbles getting in there. Keep going until you have filled all of the cavities.
  12. Allow the soap to fully harden, then remove them from the mold. The silicone makes unmolding super easy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at