supplies you will need are:
- Melt & Pour Glycerin Soy Soap
- Body Safe Fragrance Oil
- Body Safe Colorant
- Soap Mold
- Soap Slicer
- Spatula for Stirring
- Measuring Spoons
- Pyrex Measure Cup or Double Boiler (for melting)
Tip: Soap can be melted in the microwave on low, or in a double boiler. It
should be covered while heating because it loses moisture as it heats
up. It's a good idea to add approx. 3 to 5% sterile water to soap while
it heats to replace the moisture it loses.
1: Using a soap slicer, cut the melt
& pour soap into cubes and place in container. If you're using
a double boiler, place in top pan, and if you're using the microwave,
use a glass pyrex measuring cup with a handle.
Step 2: Add 4 - 8 tsp. of sterile water to each pound of soap.
Heat on low heat, gently stirring every 3 min. You don't want to stir
too much or you will get extra bubbles in the soap. Using a thermometer,
heat the soap to 175, but not over 185*.
3: Once soap is completely melted, add desired body-safe
fragrance and body-safe colorant.
You can use as much colorant as you want, but fragrance should be limited
to 10 tsp. per lb., unless the fragrance has a body safe limit listed.
4: Immediately pour into soap mold.
If bubbles form on top, you can spritz with rubbing alcohol, but you
need to do this before the soap develops a skin on top. You should be
able to demold your soap within approx. 4 hours.
TIP: If pouring multiple layers of soap, just after soap develops a skin
on layer, spritz with rubbing alcohol and pour next layer. The rubbing
alcohol helps the layers to adhere to each other.
TIP: Before demolding your soap, place it in the freeze for approx. 20 min.
Then remove and let it stand for 5 min. Then you should be able to release
it from the mold by gently pressing on the back of the mold.
wrap your soap in plastic wrap, a cello bag, or shrink wrap. Label and
it's Finished Products or give as a personal gift!
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