Unicorn Confetti Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

Unicorns are the stuff of fantasies and dreams. Now they can be part of your everyday life with this super fun Unicorn Confetti Melt & Pour Soap Recipe! This recipe calls for a smooth, creamy soap base infused with all the magical ingredients necessary to create the perfect fantasy unicorn soap. You’ll then get to add colorful soap confetti pieces that will bring all those whimsical daydreams to life – how cool is that?

Unleash your creativity and let your inner unicorn shine as you craft away; it’s time to make some magical soapy masterpieces!

What’s in This Unicorn Confetti Soap Recipe?

6 Cavity Soap Mold

The six-cavity soap mold is all you’ll need to create the perfect (and undoubtedly adorable) bar shape for your marbled soaps.

Melt & Pour Soap Base

The fundamentals of this recipe start with Melt & Pour Soap Base – both glycerin and shea butter varieties are essential. You’ll need the clear glycerin base to create a clear soap and shea butter for some show-stopping ‘confetti’ in your soap.

Mica Powder

Mica Powder is what makes this Unicorn Confetti Soap recipe so magical! We’ll give each soap bar the rainbow look it needs using Simply Earth’s Fuchsia, Yellow Gold, Indigo Blue, and Tiger Orange Mica Powders. Imagine the surprise of watching a beautiful array of colorful confetti appear when you lather up in the shower!

Unicorn Essential Oil Blend

To give your soap a magical scent, we used Unicorn Essential Oil Blend – an uplifting yet calming blend sure to give this soap the aroma it deserves!

Isopropyl Alcohol (in a spray bottle)

Aside from preventing pesky bubbles from popping up on your finished masterpiece, it also helps bind our confetti embeds and glycerin soap base together for maximum durability. That way, you can always have bubbly fun with unicorns galore!

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.

This recipe is safe to use with kids aged 2+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

This essential oil recipe is generally safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Unicorn Confetti Soap Recipe

Unicorn Confetti Melt & Pour Soap Recipe


  • 6 Cavity Soap Mold

  • 2 lb Shea Butter Soap Base

  • 2 lb Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base

  • Fuchsia Mica Powder

  • Yellow Gold Mica Powder

  • Indigo Blue Mica Powder

  • Tiger Orange Mica Powder

  • Unicorn Essential Oil Blend

  • Isopropyl Alcohol (in a spray bottle)


  • Cut the shea butter soap base in half. Take one-half of the soap and cut it into three equal pieces. Take two of these pieces to use in your recipe.  Store the rest of the soap for future recipes.  
  • Chop your shea butter soap into 1-inch cubes. Divide these cubes into 4 equal parts.
  • Melt one portion of the shea butter soap base
  • Add 15 drops of Unicorn Essential Oil Blend and a dash of yellow mica powder to the melted soap and stir. 
  • Pour the soap into one of the soap cavities in your soap mold. Spritz soap with isopropyl alcohol to prevent air bubbles.
  • Repeat steps 3-5 for each of the portions of soap you cut in step 2 using a different mica color each time.
  • Allow the soap to completely set. 
  • While your soap is setting, cut the 2 lb block of Glycerin Melt and Pour the Soap into two halves. Take one-half of your soap and cut it into 1-inch cubes. Store the remaining soap for future recipes.
  • Once your bars of colorful soap has set, cut up each bar of soap into small confetti-like pieces.
  • Mix up your soap pieces and fill each cavity of your soap mold. Spritz the soap with isopropyl alcohol. 
  • Melt the glycerin soap base.
  • Fill the mold the rest of the way with the melted glycerin soap. 
  • Allow your soap to cool and set up. Once finished, remove it from the mold and enjoy your fun Unicorn Confetti Soap! 


  • *If you have a scale at home, you can instead weigh out 10 oz of shea butter soap and 12 oz of glycerin melt and pour soap and cut it into 1-inch cubes. 

Tips for Making Unicorn Confetti Soap

Melting Soap

One of the first steps to this recipe is cutting your soap into 1-inch cubes. This helps the soap melt more evenly. It’s easy to overheat soap, so we want to avoid big chunks of soap that will take longer to melt than smaller pieces in the same bowl.

You can melt soap on the stove using a double boiler, straight into a pot, or in a liquid measuring cup in the microwave. Using the stove will make it easier to control the temperature of your soap, but it takes longer. Using a microwave will be faster, but microwaves don’t heat things evenly. To melt the soap in the microwave, you’ll need to use 10-second intervals and stir between each interval.

You want your soap to melt but not bubble up. Soap that is boiling has been overheated. It will still function as a soap but will affect the look of your design. The soap bar will be harder and more brittle.

When first starting with melt and pour soap, I recommend melting it on the stove, so you have more control over how it’s melting.

Soap Embeds

For this recipe, you’ll be creating confetti soap embeds. Soap embeds are pre-made soaps made into shapes. You add these to your molds and then pour more soap over them. You’ll need to ensure your soap embeds are totally cooled before removing them from the mold. You’ll also need to spray the embeds with rubbing alcohol before pouring on the glycerin soap. Without the rubbing alcohol, the soap embeds and glycerin soap won’t bind together.

For the confetti embeds, you’ll be chopping up the colorful bars of soap you make into confetti-like pieces. The smaller you cut your soap, the more confetti-like it will look.

Mica Powder

For this recipe, we are using four different colors of mica powder. You can swap these colors out for any that you’d like. You can also use fewer or more colors depending on your preference.

When you add the mica powder to the soap, it clumps. You can prevent this by first dispersing the mica powder in a small amount of rubbing alcohol. You can also remove clumps by stirring.

Glycerin Soap

Simply Earth glycerin soap will be cloudy and white in the packaging. However, it will become clear once you melt it and create a transparent layer over our confetti pieces.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is an important ingredient for melt-and-pour soap. Spraying it over layers of soap will prevent air bubbles and help bind layers of soap together.

Unicorn Essential Oil Blend

This blend of essential oils has a natural orange tint, so we add it only to the shea butter soap base. We don’t want the color of the essential oil to tint our glycerin soap base. Instead, we want our glycerin soap base to be as clear as possible.

Reuse Melt & Pour Soap 

If you end up with too much soap for your recipe, you can pour the extra soap into a soap mold. This can be remelted and used in later melt-and-pour soap recipes.

If you have too little soap, simply cut and melt more soap. 

Check Out This Unicorn Confetti Soap Recipe Cheat Sheet!

Craving something extra special to pamper yourself? Check out this Unicorn Confetti Soap Recipe Cheat Sheet! Don’t worry if you’re new to essential oils and soap making – this quick guide will walk you through the process. It’ll make creating your own beautiful unicorn soaps almost too easy. So don’t wait any longer: get creative, treat yourself to some sweet, sudsy self-care, and don’t forget to take tons of pictures!

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