If you have followed anyone in the design world on the internet in the last year, then you may have noticed the terrazzo trend that has popped up. It used to be a huge flooring trend in the 90’s that is now back along with your mom’s jeans and Dr. Martins. Terrazzo is a mosaic flooring or paving composed of chips of broken stone, usually marble, and cement, and is beautifully polished when in place. I love it because no two pieces of it can be the same and you can find it in everything from a neutral color palette to one that is bursting with color. And, as usual, this design trend has seeped into the craft world and DIYers everywhere are using terrazzo as inspo for their projects, like this terrazzo soap recipe I’m sharing with you today! Along with being beautiful, the real fun with terrazzo is that it is forgiving and easy because any shape will make it gorgeous. I love the pops of color and shapes that came through when we cut it. It was such a fun surprise to see! Here’s my terrazzo soap recipe.
- 2- Soap Bases, 2 lb. Block
- Soap Colorants
- Essential Oils or Scent
- Soap Loaf Mold
- Disposable Bowls
- Toothpick for mixing
- Sharp Knife
Set out a disposable bowl for each color of soap pieces that you would like. Pour about a half inch of soap in each and immediately add coloring. Mix with toothpicks until fully combined. Let soap sit until fully set.
Begin sprinkling your soap mold or bread pan with your chopped soap pieces.
After placing a handful in the pan, coat with your melted soap base, then add more pieces of the chopped soap and cover again with the melted base. Repeat until the pan is full. Let set completely for several hours.
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Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.