Feeling pink? Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day, or if you just love pink! This Cold Processed Soap Loaf is for pink lovers, floral lovers, Mums, and of course, Valentine's Day lovers! Sodium Lactate Plus, which along with the hardness of the bar, aids mould release and adds some moisturising properties.
This palm free cold processed soap loaf was designed for our Silicone Loaf Mould which makes unmoulding a breeze, but as it was a big soaping day, they were already in use and so you'll see the pictures show one of our old silicone moulds. You can use any log or loaf mould, but if using our Wooden Mould take care not to lift it without securing the base! We recommend the use of a sturdy tray for this project, just to be safe as you need to refrigerate the soap to halt gel.
Degree of Difficulty: Intermediate and experienced soapers, as it can be a little tricky judging the timing if you are just starting out.
Your usual safety gear and goggles
A vegetable peeler - to make the curls
Tray mould to pour the Melt & Pour Soap into. The soap is at least 1 cm deep in order to slice the curls from the bar/block. Our Silicone Small Slab Tray Mould is perfect
Spatulas, spoons etc
You'll need to stop gel for this project to ensure the Melt & Pour embeds on top of the soap don't melt.
You may have a little soap left over, depending on the size of the mould you choose, so keep some spare moulds on the bench and pour the left overs into those.
If you are a beginner, we recommend you make a few batches before attempting this soap due to the hot gel. For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions. You can also watch Soap Queen's You Tube Series on Cold Process Soapmaking.
- Step one is to make the Melt & Pour Soap ready to slice
- Dice and then melt the clear soap, add some Carmine Liquid Dispersion, 5ml (about 1 teaspoon) Eden's Garden Fragrance and allow to set. This is the dark pink/red soap for making curls
- Then melt the White Melt & Pour Soap, add some Carmine Liquid Dispersion to make a pastel pink, 5ml (about 1 teaspoon) Eden's Garden Fragrance and allow to set in the mould (either use a separate tray mould or a second one!)
- Place the mould onto a rigid tray, and clear one shelf of the fridge ready to take your soap
- Bring the cold processed soap to thin trace, and then colour to your preferred "pink" shade. Carmine Liquid Dispersion can "pull back" a little, so use a little more than you feel you need
- Add Brites for CP Pink Liquid to give life and lighten the deep pink
- Now time to work quickly. Add the remaining 25ml of Eden's Garden Fragrance, and hand stir to combine well
- Throw in a good handful of the darker coloured soap curls and carefully hand stir to distribute evenly - no mechanical blending
- Pour the soap into the loaf mould to the top
- Work quickly, and begin to embed the dark pink soap curls into the top of the loaf, leaving room to put the paler pink ones in afterwards
- Once you have finished arranging the dark pink curls, intersperse the pale pink ones
- Spritz with isopropyl alcohol
- Dust with Rainbow Glitter
- Place the tray into the refrigerator immediately and leave for several hours
- Unmould and slice as usual
- Once set, take the vegetable peeler and carefully slice long curls of the Melt & Pour Soap ready to embed - this is by slicing the 1cm depth of the soap to make the curls