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Soap Dough

  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • food dye
  • essential oil of your choice (optional)


  • Whisk together the castile soap & water. Mix in enough food dye to make the color you want. Add essential oils now if you wish. I really like lavender. Stir in the cornstarch. You may want to use your hands at this point for easier mixing! It shouldn't be wet or sticky once mixed - if it feels that way add a couple more tablespoons of cornstarch.
  • Keep in an airtight container. Pinch of some when you want to use it.
  • I made 3 batches - dyed one pink one blue, & one purple. Then I stacked them on top of each other, pressed down, and folded. I did this a couple of times to make several layers in the soap dough.