Up for a new, innovative technique? These embossed stamp soaps really look gorgeous when they are done!
If this is the first time you are making soap, click here to learn the basics of melting. To make a layered bar (like the one wrapped in blue paper above), click here for technique instructions.

Prepare Base
Melt 5 cubes of white soap, color and fragrance according to basic melting instructions. To give you an idea, for the green we used 12 drops of yellow and 4 drops of blue and 8 drops of Vanilla fragrance.

Prepare Stamp
First, you will need to secure your rubber stamp to the bottom of the mold before pouring. Using a spoon just take a very small amount of melted soap and place just a drop or two into the center of the mold. Place your rubber stamp, smooth side down over the drop of soap and center within the frame of the molds. Press firmly so the soap acts almost like glue keeping the stamp in place. Try to press down on all sides of the stamp so it stays secure and reduces the risk of soap getting under the stamp when poured.

Pouring and Cooling
Slowly pour the melted soap right over the stamp until the cavity is full. Let it set about 30 minutes or until it is completely cool to the touch. When ready, release by applying constant, even pressure with thumbs to the backside of the mold. You may need to gently pull side of mold away from the soap bar to break air seal and apply, even pressure to back.

Removing Stamp

You may have a little excess soap on your mold that snuck in between the mold and stamp which you can pull off a little bit before trimming. Take a small knife and using the tip, very carefully pry the stamp up from one corner and start to remove. Start out very shallow with your knife, you don’t want to “ding” your soap. Once you get it started just peel away and the stamp and save it.

To preserve the freshness of the bar, wrap soaps in plastic wrap, pulling it tight and snug, in the back of the soap bar. Use scissors to remove excess plastic wrap. For gifts, try decorating with strips of decorative scrapbook or wrapping paper or just ribbon so your design can admired!