Fun With Ivory Soap

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We recently received a bar of Ivory Soap from Influenster for product testing. After giving the soap a trial run on Megan’s face, we decided to have a little fun with it. Now Megan can say she did a little science during summer vacation.

Creating a soap cloud with Ivory Soap in your microwave is quick, simple and fun!

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  1. Wet your Ivory Soap bar.
  2. Leave whole or cut an Ivory Soap bar into 4 quarters.
  3. Place a piece of wax paper on a microwave safe plate.
  4. OPTIONAL: Place drops of food colors on your pieces of soap – more is better!
  5. Microwave for 2 minutes and watch.
  6. Allow to cool for 1 minute. Flip it over and check it out!

THE WHY: “Two processes occur when you microwave the soap. First, you are heating the soap, which softens it. Second, you are heating the air and water trapped inside the soap, causing the water to vaporize and the air to expand. The expanding gases push on the softened soap, causing it to expand and become a foam.” from

And before you try or ask: Other brands of soap won’t work!

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  1. This looks fun! I remember shaving soap into crosses at church camp as a kid. Great memories. I am a 1st grade teacher and this just might come in handy!

    • There are lots of carving patterns on the internet for soap carving on Ivory soap. Also because of the density of Ivory, the carving can be done with plastic utensils perfect for little kids 🙂

  2. That’s weird that it only works with ivory, but it sounds like loads of fun.

  3. How fun!Stopping by from Lou Lou girls. Would love it if you could come share tonight at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (Tues 7pm EST)

  4. This is so fun! This post was popular at our party! Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. See you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

  5. I’ve never done this with ivory soap, but Zote kind of does the same thing and expands to a giant pink mass. Something fun for the kids to do. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday

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