This is cute tutorial is by Bramble Berry using the yummy Butter Mints Fragrance and is perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, Birthdays and of course Christmas! We've converted it into metric and Aussie Soap Supplies stock, enjoy!
See Bramble Berry's original tutorial in Imperial Measurements here and
in more detail on Soap Queen here
Tools and Ingredients:
ONE: Cut 400g of Shea Melt and Pour Base and 200g of Clear Melt and Pour Base into small, even pieces. Split the soap into 3 heat-safe containers, with 200g of soap in each (2 Shea and 1 Clear). Place the clear soap in the microwave and melt using 10 second bursts, stirring in between each burst. Using short bursts prevents the soap from scorching. Read more about burnt melt and pour and how to prevent it here.
TWO: Add some drops of the Brown Oxide Liquid Pigment until a rich chocolate colour is achieved. Then, add 6g/ml of Butter Mints Fragrance Oil and stir to fully incorporate.
THREE: Slowly and carefully pour the brown soap into one of the Medium 9 Ball Silicone Moulds and spritz with 99% isopropryl alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
Note: You can make the soap in batches if you only have one mould. After each batch has hardened and cooled, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap to keep it fresh and prevent sweating. Read more about how to store melt and pour soap here.
FOUR: Place one of the shea soap containers in the microwave and melt using 10 second bursts, stirring in between each burst to prevent scorching.
FIVE: Add 6g/ml of Butter Mints Fragrance Oil and 6g/ml of Vanilla Colour Stabiliser to the melted soap and stir to fully incorporate. Butter Mints Fragrance Oil discolours, so the Vanilla Colour Stabiliser will prevent the white soap from turning tan. Read more about fragrance discolouration in this post.
SIX: Slowly and carefully pour the white soap into one of the Medium 9 Ball Silicone Molds and spritz with 99% isopropryl alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
SEVEN: Place the last shea soap container in the microwave and melt using 10 second bursts, stirring in between each burst to prevent scorching.
EIGHT: Add shavings of the Electric Bubble Gum Color Block until a light pink color is achieved. Add 6g/mlof Butter Mints Fragrance Oil and 6g/ml of Vanilla Colour Stabiliser to the melted soap and stir to fully incorporate.
NINE: Slowly and carefully pour the pink soap into the last Medium 9 Ball Silicone Mould and spritz with 99% isopropryl alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
TEN: Allow the soap to fully cool and harden. This will take about 1-2 hours. When the soap is ready, press on the back of the cavities to release it from the mould.
ELEVEN: Melt the remaining pink soap in the microwave on 5 second bursts. Let the soap cool to 55°C (130°F) so it won't melt the truffles. When it's the correct temperature, select the truffles you want pink soap on and spritz them with alcohol. Then, drizzle the pink soap on with a dropper. You can put the pink soap on any truffles you like! We drizzled it on the white and brown truffles for a nice color contrast.
Note: If too much alcohol is spritzed on the truffle, the glaze can slide off. To prevent this, spritz the truffles lightly with alcohol.
TWELVE: Quickly sprinkle medium pink sea salt on the top of each truffle. The soap hardens fast, so make sure to get the salt on the wet soap so it will stick. We had the dropper in one hand and salt in the other to make the process go a little bit faster.
THIRTEEN: Repeat this process with the remaining white and brown soap until all the truffles are decorated. There is no wrong way to decorate them, so have fun!