Honeycomb Olive Diagonal Stripe Melt & Pour Soap

Melt & Pour Pure Honey Whipped Soap tutorial
Difficulty Intermediate
Time 1 1/2 hrs
Yields 10 - 12 bars

Honeycomb & Olive Palm Free Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

This project features our new Botanical Scrub Granules and our new PALM FREE Melt and Pour Soap and natural colourants.

This is a four layer loaf, scented with the delish Bramble Berry Pure Honey Fragrance and coloured with various natural colourants.  It is suitable for Vegans and those who avoid honey and bee products as long as you don't add any  "real" honey! This loaf features a diagonal scrubby layer in the centre and a whipped "honeycomb" frosting (this is what Home Made Honeycomb looks like).  The scrubby layer is coloured with Rooibos tea and contains Olive Scrub Granules and Organic Olive Extract.

CorrectionThe Neutral and Goatsmilk soap quantities were reversed - this
page and the PDF have been amended Dec 2015.  If you have purchased the
reversed quantities, just whiten the neutral base with Titanium Dixoide or White
Pearl Mica.

What you need:

Equipment:

  • 2 or 3 x 1 Litre capacity microwave safe jugs
  • Disposable Pipettes or droppers
  • Clean up Tool
  • Electric stand or hand held mixer with balloon whisk
  • Scales, preferably electronic
  • Thermometer, very useful but optional
  • Spatula, spoons etc
  • Prop for the mould


Overview:

The soap loaf is comprised of 4 layers:

1. First Pour = Base layer:  Contains 400g PF Goatsmilk MP Soap Base with 7ml (1½ teaspoons) Organic Olive Leaf Extract, 3ml Rooibos Tea infusion, and 1½ to 2 teaspoons Yellow Clay (French or Brazilian)  and Yellow Oxide mixture, 8 - 10ml (1½ to 2 teaspoons) Pure Honey Fragrance

2. Second Pour = second layer:  Contains 400g PF Neutral MP Soap Base with 7ml (1½ teaspoons) Organic Olive Leaf Extract, 3 - 6ml Rooibos Tea infusion, 8 - 10ml (1½ to 2 teaspoons) Pure Honey Fragrance, 1 tablespoon Olive Botanical Scrub Granules

3. Third Pour = third layer:  Contains 400g PF Goatsmilk MP Soap Base with 7ml (1½ teaspoons) Organic Olive Leaf Extract, 3ml Rooibos Tea infusion, and 1½ to 2 teaspoons Yellow Clay (French or Brazilian)  and Yellow Oxide mixture, 8 - 10ml (1½ to 2 teaspoons) Pure Honey Fragrance

4. Fourth Layer = Final pour = honeycomb top layer:  Contains 200g PF Goatsmilk MP Soap Base and 20g Coco-Olive Liquid Soap with 7ml (1 ½ teaspoons) Organic Olive Leaf Extract,, ¼ to ½ teaspoon White Pearl Mica, 5ml Rooibos Tea infusion, , 8 - 10ml (1½ to 2 teaspoons) Pure Honey Fragrance

Colour Prep:

  • Infuse 2 Rooibos Tea Bags (any brand) into 35ml (approximately 2 tablespoons) hot water and allow to sit for 20 minutes

  • Pour approximately 20 - 40ml (up to 2 tablespoons) Sodium Lactate Plus into a beaker or small measure and ½ teaspoon Yellow Oxide Powder 1½ teaspoons Yellow Clay and stir until it is lump free with no dry spots

 

Instructions:


First Pour = Base layer

  • Dice and melt 400g PF Goatsmilk MP Soap Base and once liquid add the Organic Olive Leaf Extract, 3ml Rooibos Tea infusion, and ½ to 1 teaspoon Yellow Oxide mixture and the Pure Honey Fragrance Oil.  Stir well to combine with spoon or stirring stick.

  • Prop the mould up a little and then carefully pour into the mould

  • Spritz with Alcohol to remove any bubbles.

  • Allow to set up for 15 minutes or so

  • Take the Clean Up Tool and scrape or gouge out a couple of 1/2 cm deep furrows the length of the mould


Second Pour
= second layer


  • Dice and melt  400g PF Neutral MP Soap Base and once liquid add the Organic Olive Leaf Extract, 5ml Rooibos Tea infusion, the Pure Honey Fragrance Oil and 30g Olive Scrub Granules

  • Stir well to combine with spoon or stirring stick

  • Spritz the soap in the loaf with Isopropyl Alcohol

  • Lower the prop for the mould a little and then carefully pour the dark brown, scrubby melted soap into the mould

  • Spritz with Alcohol to remove any bubbles

  • Allow to set up

  • Once firm, take the Clean Up Tool and scrape or gouge out a couple of 1/2 cm deep furrows the length of the mould


3. Third Pour = third layer: 

  • Dice and melt  400g PF Goatsmilk MP Soap Base and once liquid add the Organic Olive Leaf Extract, 3ml Rooibos Tea infusion, and ½ to 1 teaspoon Yellow Oxide mixture and the Pure Honey Fragrance Oil

  • Stir well to combine with spoon or stirring stick.

  • Use some of the pieces you cut from the base layer to colour match the liquid soap

  • Remove the prop from the mould so it is nearly flat, spritz with alcohol and then carefully pour into the mould

  • Spritz with Alcohol to remove any bubbles

  • Allow to set up

  • Once firm, take the Clean Up Tool and scratch the surface of the soap so it's rough, and push it around a little to make undulations


4. Final Pour = Honeycomb Top layer:

To make Honeycomb Frosting:

  • 200g PF Goatsmilk Melt and Pour Soap

  • 20g Coco-Olive Liquid Soap

  • 7ml (1 teaspoon) Organic Olive Leaf Extract

  • 2 - 3 scoops of White Pearl Mica and about 5ml of Rooibos infusion - eye balling the colour is fine!

Melt the diced PF Goatsmilk Base to 75°C -  our Palm Free Melt and Pour Soap sets up at 55 - 60°C

Start beating at 70°C, and aim to pour at 65°C - so you can see it's a tight window to get the homemade honeycomb look.  If you allow it to cool too much, just give it a quick burst in the microwave to remelt and resume beating until it's pourable but has some body

Add the colourants as per the slideshow, colour to your preference

Spritz the top of the loaf liberally with alcohol and quickly pour over the surface.  If there are any little spots or holes, remelt the left over whipped soap and fill any little holes

Allow to set up overnight (place a cover over it if it's damp or humid weather)

Slice and wrap as usual!

Product Name Price Qty
Oxide - Yellow (Powder) 20g
AUD 5.30
Mica, White Pearl - 10g
AUD 6.50
Pipettes - Disposable 5 pack
AUD 2.00
Alcohol (for Melt & Pour) 100ml
AUD 7.00
Olive Leaf Extract, Organic 50ml
AUD 11.00
Flexible Mould - Loaf (Regular)
AUD 29.00
Clay - Brazilian Yellow 50g
AUD 6.00
Liquid Soap, Coco-Olive 250ml
AUD 5.20
Pure Honey Fragrance 50ml
AUD 13.15
PALM FREE MP Soap Base - Neutral 1kg
AUD 16.50
PALM FREE MP Soap Base - Goatsmilk 1kg
AUD 17.00
Scrub Granules - Olive Stone 100g
AUD 8.50
Honeycomb Olive Diagonal Stripe Melt & Pour Soap PDF
AUD 0.00

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