Squishy Soap

October 2022 - Natural Home

Squishy Soap Kids Can Make

What do you get when you combine play dough and soap? Squishy soap! It’s the softest, squishiest, coolest sensory dough and just as its name implies, it’s great for both play and washing (seriously though!). Use it to take bath time fun to the next level or to sneakily encourage some extra hand washing.

Make It

This version is lavender scented and is perfect for times when some extra calm is needed… Hello, chilled out bath before bed!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
• ½ cup cornstarch
• ¼ cup lavender castile soap
• 4 tsp sweet almond oil or cold pressed avocado oil
• a few drops natural food colouring (optional)

STEP 1

Measure the ingredients into a small bowl. If you’re using natural food colouring, it’s helpful to mix it into the liquid ingredients first so it’s distributed more evenly.

STEP 2

Mix the ingredients well with a spoon. The mixture may not come together fully at this point, but don’t worry.

STEP 3

Dump the mixture out onto a clean, dry surface and knead until the dough is completely smooth. As you knead, you’ll notice that the dough will lose some of its stickiness—this is exactly what you want!

STEP 4

Be sure to give it a good few minutes of kneading first, but if you find that the mixture is still too dry, add a little more castile soap or if the mixture seems too wet, add a little more cornstarch. Just be sure to add either ingredient in tiny increments and knead well before adjusting more.

Store in an airtight jar or reusable bag. To use, simply pinch off a little chunk and rub it between wet hands. Rolling the full ball in your hands works too, though it can loosen the texture of the squishy soap due to the added moisture. Let the soap dry out a little before returning to the jar.

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