This bright, fun soap project uses the grown up and delicious Bramble Berry Juicy Couture (Type) Fragrance. If making this project with or for children they may prefer a fruity fragrance such as Sun Ripened Raspberry, Summer Melon Spritzer or Cranberry Fig.
I like to make my cylinder embeds ahead of the actual project day so they are ready to use. If you make these too far in advance keep them sealed in a ziplock bag as the best results are from embedding cylinders only 1 - 2 weeks old. The time given is using pre-made sets of cylinders ready to embed and does not include setting up time.
Step 1 make the Embed Cylinders
Dice the Neutral Palm Free Melt and Pour Soap and place 170g in the small jug
Place the jug in the microwave and melt the soap using short bursts until liquid, take care not to let it boil
Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Sunny Yellow Mica and 2ml Fragrance into the jug and stir until there are no dry spots of mica.
Pour into the cylinder mould (prop up the mould to ensure it doesn't fall over whilst setting up.
Repeat this process until you have made all three colours - it will take around ½ - ¾ hour or so for the soap to set up, so it can save crafting time if you prepare the embeds ahead of time. For the green soap, I mixed a little Sunny Yellow with the Seafoam Green Mica
Step 2 Assemble the slab with the embeds
- Cut the cylinders into short pieces so that they will protrude out of the soap, a little higher than the mould rim, cutting uneven sizes for more effect
- Dice the Goatsmilk Soap and place into a large microwave safe jug in the microwave and melt the soap using short bursts until liquid, take care not to let it boil
- Arrange the columns in the mould ready for the overpour
- Add the fragrance to the melted soap and stir well to combine
- Spritz the embed colums liberally with Isopropyl Alcohol (take care not to inhale the fumes which dissipate very quickly)
- Carefully pour the melted soap all around the columns, try not to pour over the top surface of the column embeds
- Give the soap a quick spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any surface bubbles
- Once it is set up (a couple of hours) scrape away and tidy up the surface if required, I use a Clean Up Tool, but a paring knife works well too
- After a few hours, remove the soap from the mould and take a small, thin knife and cut the soap slab into 6 rectangles.
- Wrap and store as usual
Note: If using the "Add to Trolley" there are sufficient ingredients to make 12 soaps. The Trolley colourants includes Seafoam Green Mica.