Conversation Heart Soap

I was looking through my craft supplies a couple weeks ago and found some clear glycerin soap left over from when I made my Goldfish Soap-in-a-Bag. I decided I would do something with it for Valentine’s Day so I started searching for the perfect filler. I received an email from Oriental Trading Company offering free shipping on any order. You can never go wrong with that deal, so I started browsing the website and found these darling little heart erasers. They were perfect for the soap. That day, my idea for conversation soap was born.

*If you will be using the soap around children, remember that whatever you choose to put in it will eventually come out as the soap is used up. Kids love this soap just for that reason! If you put smaller objects in your soap that could be choking hazards, please only allow children to use the soap under adult supervision.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these cute heart soaps:


  • Wax melting pot and pitcher (melting pot not pictured)
  • Clear glycerin soap (I used two sections from a 2 lb. block)
  • Soap fragrance (optional)
  • Small items to decorate your soap like the heart erasers I chose
  • Heart mold pan

Start melting your soap in the melting pot.


Add your fragrance once the soap has almost melted down. I used a fragrance called Galactic Grape I purchased online. It smells like Hubba Bubba grape gum. Love it! Add the oil according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you do use a scent, try not to use anything with vanilla. Scents with vanilla tend to yellow glycerin soap. and you want a clear pour.

When the soap has completely melted, get ready to pour. Take your mold and pour a thin layer of soap into each of the hearts – just enough so it covers the bottom of the heart mold and put your pitcher back into the melting pot to keep the glycerin in a liquid state. Start placing the erasers into the soap.

I placed one face down in the center of the heart and two of them standing up on each side of the mold (words should face outward).

Now add one more eraser on top of the one in the middle, and then another on top of that one (you’ll stack three in the middle). Make sure the eraser at the top of your mold is facing up. Get your pitcher back out of the melting pot and fill the heart all the way to the top, covering the top of the erasers.

After you let the hearts set for about an hour or more, you can pop them out. They come out super easy!

I had a blast making these little hearts.

It was fun to look at all of the different phrases.

From the side, you can see all of the other hearts showing through.


I knew how I was going to lure the kids into the bathtub that night. It wouldn’t take a lot of arm twisting, that’s for sure.

My kitchen smelled like grape gum all afternoon, and the soap was a hit with the kids, just like I thought. The soap smelled so good, that my 2-year-old decided to taste hers in the bathtub that night.
She used the washcloth to scrub her tongue afterwards, and all was ok again after a minute or so. So, word of caution, this soap looks and smells good enough to eat. I just wouldn’t suggest it, and neither would my 2-year-old.
I promise that just looking at this soap will make you smile. I can’t wait to put mine out in the bathroom, come February. The rest may get packaged up as gifts, or. . .maybe I’ll just keep them for myself. Shhh. . .that’s strictly between you and me.


  1. Super cute and natural eco-friendly gift!!! Pinning and sharing:)

  2. I just love these so cute. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  3. That is a brilliant way to customize the soap. I love that! If you get a chance, I’d love to see this on my linkup: Hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Very interesting craft!!! Thank you for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

  5. Such a cute and unique idea!
    I love it!

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again this week. (Sorry for the late comment!)

  6. Love the soap idea… for some reason can’t get my soap right. Cut out lots of felt hearts, wrote conversation heart words on with paint pen, dipped in soap to make small conversation heart soaps (saw in Martha Stewart) Don’t know what I’m doing wrong but I just get lumpy soap, and when I try pouring into forms soap isn’t clear….I give!

  7. That’s adorable! Love it!

  8. I can’t wait to try this, Sara!! This is absolutely beautiful and fun, if I am in trouble I’ll send you a message ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing
    Xo, Elba at

  9. Those are adorable and so easy! I love it. I’m thinking of all kinds of variations for other holidays or celebrations too! thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hey Sara, Im featuring your soaps on my Valentines gift round up. The post should go live sometime tonight.

  11. Hi Sara,

    About how many hearts did the 2 lbs of soap make? I may have missed it somewhere, sorry if that’s the case. These are adorable and I’m super excited to try some of my own with my daughter!

  12. Hello!
    My name is Megan and I’m a fellow crafty blogger at I’m compiling a roundup post of conversation heart crafts and recipes and I would love to use yours! I want to make sure it’s ok for me to use a photo from your post and link back to you of course. Let me know if that’s ok. I’m hoping to have the roundup post up on my blog by Friday. Thanks so much! Sorry to ask you this in a comment, I couldn’t figure out what your email address was!

    • That’s completely fine, Megan! Nice to meet you! Of course you can grab a photo and link back. Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing your post!


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