#MakeItMonday – Soap Dough! Mouldable Soap

School holidays are almost over and we have a recipe to get squishy with this bank holiday. This one is for the whole family, or if you’re a big kid like me, then why not just get stuck in and make something fun for you.   Bath ‘o’ clock is going to be epic!

This recipe is super quick and easy and only consists of 5 ingredients! There are no awkward or unsafe instructions involved and it’s also ready to use straight after you’ve made it, so no clock watching either.  Yay!

Switch on your imaginations because who said getting squeaky clean had to be so boring?!


Measuring Cups (1 cup, ¼ cup)

3 Teaspoons

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon



1 cup of Corn Starch

¼ cup of Liquid Soap Base

8 tsps. of Sweet Almond Oil

1 tsp of Liquid Colour

1 tsp of Fragrance


Step 1

Grab your mixing bowl and pour in your ¼ cup of liquid soap base.

Step 2

Add 8 teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil to the mix and give it a stir.

Step 3

Once you have your liquid mix, this is the perfect time to add the colour and fragrance. Drop in 1 teaspoon of liquid colour. This should be enough to make your dough nice and bright. If you would prefer a more pastel colour, just use half a teaspoon.

Step 4

Now add 1 teaspoon of fragrance. This is optional of course!

*It’s vital that you add any colour or fragrance to the mix before you add any corn starch because, you’ll find that you will get clumps of colour and it’s so much harder to mix in! I made this mistake the first time round. *

Step 5

Carefully drop in about half of your corn starch and give it a thorough mix.  You’ll notice that your mixture is getting thicker as you stir.

Step 6

Add the rest of your corn starch and get mixing but, this time with your hands! You are going to need to mix and squeeze so that everything blends in together. This way it ensures you end up with a perfect block colour and not a white patchy mix where your corn starch hasn’t mixed in properly.

You should now be left with dough that’s a similar consistency to play dough. Yippee!  You can now get creative at bath time or leave by the sink for a quick play before washing your hands with your creation.


*Please note, this dough can quickly dry out so to avoid this, store it in a plastic container until needed*


2 thoughts on “#MakeItMonday – Soap Dough! Mouldable Soap

    1. Hi Becky,

      You can use avocado oil as an alternative as opposed to almond oil.
      Hope you’re having a great time creating!

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