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Fairy Floss Melt & Pour Soap Loaf
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Time 1 - 2 hours
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars

Details

        Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

This soap was part of our Fairy Floss themed gift packs for one of our annual Christmas Donations.  This year we made a trio of Melt and Pour Soap, single use Scrub Cubes and a Lip Balm, you can see them listed all on one page here.

What you need:

Other Melt and Pour Soap Base Options:

Stephenson Crystal WST Melt & Pour Soap Base
Stephenson Crystal ST Melt & Pour Soap Base

Palm Free and Vegan*:  *Increase pour temperature to 70°C
Palm Free Neutral Melt & Pour Soap Base
Palm Free Mango Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base

Equipment


3 microwave safe jugs - each needs to hold 750ml or (1 x 750ml jug and reuse it) or a crockpot if you prefer to melt the soap in one batch
1 x small jug, to hold 1 tablespoon or so
Stirring spoons or spatulas
Electronic scales to ensure you have even layers
Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spritzer Bottle - for spritzing the layers to ensure they "stick" together
1 x small toothpick or skewer

 

I like my fragrance fairly rich, so for Melt & Pour I tend to use the medium recommendation, and for Cold Process the Strong, I have fragranced this loaf with 9g/ml in each of the coloured layers.  Colouring, I used 12- 15 drops of Royal Purple in the base layer, 13 - 15 drops of Brites NG Pink in the middle and 15 drops of Brites NG Blue in the final layer.  I used no fragrance in the heart embeds, and no fragrance or colour in the clear layer that secures the embed hearts in place.

Prep:

  • Set out ingredients and equipment.
  • Dice the soap bases keeping the white separate from the clear base

Step One:  Make the embed hearts – I like to make these ahead of time or during the process of making the log, do whichever suits you!

Please Note:  The original embed mould is no longer available, we recommend using the Flexible Column Hearts Mould and slice the hearts ready to embed

  • Place 150g clear soap base into a small jug and melt in the microwave in 20 second bursts until it is liquid – don’t let it boil!  It is really easy to overheat this small amount of soap
  • Place the column mould into a large heavy based jug or vase so that it is easier to pour and can set up
  • Colour this soap to a dark shade of purple and then pour into the mini mould
  • Set aside and leave to cool and set up.  This will take about 30 - 60 minutes or so, depending on how hot you poured.  
  • Once completely set, peel back the mould and slice the hearts into half cm slices (approx)

Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

Step Two:  Make the three layer soap loaf

  • Divide the white soap base into three portions of 470g – if you are using 3 jugs, place a portion in each
  • Cover the first jug and heat in the microwave – heat in bursts of 15 – 30 seconds until melted
  • Check the temperature to avoid overheating – most bases don’t need to be heated above 70°C
  • Remove from the microwave and colour to a medium shade of purple
  • Add 9g/ml of the fragrance to this jug and stir well to combine
  • Spray with Isopropyl Alcohol if any surface bubbles appear
  • Pour when the soap is around 55 - 60°C (depending on which base you are using)
  • Spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any surface bubbles

    Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

    Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

  • Allow 15 minutes or so to set up whilst you prepare the next pour
  • Repeat the above process using the pink colour and another third of the fragrance
  • Test the soap loaf for firmness by gently pressing with your fingertips
  • When it’s firm enough to support the next layer, spritz the surface of the soap again with alcohol (this “glues” the layers together)
  • Carefully pour the pink soap over the surface of the purple layer – if you are concerned about “breaking through the surface” of the purple layer, pour over the back of a spatula or spoon

Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

  • Allow 15 minutes or so to set up whilst you prepare the final pour
  • Repeat the above process using the blue colour and the final third of the fragrance
  • Test the soap loaf for firmness by gently pressing with your fingertips
  • When it’s firm enough to support this layer, spritz the surface of the soap again with alcohol
  • Carefully pour the blue soap over the surface of the pink layer – if you are concerned about “breaking through the surface” use the spatula to pour as previously
  • Allow to set up for at least 30 minutes or so

    Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf
    Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

  • Complete making the heart embeds – I use the width of the hearts to be my guide for cutting, so when placing on the soap allow a millimetre or so for the cutter blade or knife to slide down

Step Three:  Embed the hearts on the top of the loaf

Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

  • Melt 150 - 200g of soap clear soap base
  • Spritz the surface of the soap generously with Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Arrange the heart embeds in a single line down the centre
  • Spritz the hearts and soap again, then carefully pour the clear liquid soap around the hearts, moving down the loaf as you go so it doesn’t set up.  This layer is about ½ to ¼ cm deep.  It only needs to be deep enough to hold the embeds in place. 
  • Give a quick spritz with alcohol and allow to set up completely for several hours or overnight.

Fairy Floss Melt and Pour Soap Loaf

  • Unmould by pulling the sides from the long, silicone mould to release the air lock, and push thumbs along the base and soap loaf will slowly fall down onto the bench
  • Using the gap between the hearts as a guide, cut into slices
  • Allow a day or two to firm up and then wrap!

Fairy Floss Product Group

You can see the three tutorials on one page with trolley items here