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Simple Elegance Melt and Pour Soap
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Time 45 mins
  • Yields 6 chunky bars

Details

Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

The Triple Butter Soap is scented with the classic White Tea & Ginger Fragrance, (my all time favourite fragrance!), has added Vitamin E and this elegant fragrance perfectly suits this soap design.  The only colour is New Gold Mica which is brushed on the soap surface after it has been unmoulded.

This beautifully scented soap is swirled in the mould, which is trickier with Melt & Pour Soap than with Cold Processed Soap as the temperature is crucial to getting the soap to swirl together, but stay distinctly two colours.

If you are switching to our Palm Free Melt & Pour Soap Bases increase the temperature to 75°C and poured at 70°C ish, the Crystal TBS is poured at 55 - 60°C.

What you need:


Equipment

1 x 1.5 litre microwave safe jugs (or Pyrex) - large enough to take 1kg diced soap base
Spatula, stirring sticks or spoons, a chopstick
Thermometer - helpful not essential
A knife or Soap Cutter Blade to slice finished soap
Pipette
Thin black texta, ruler, scissors
Up-cycled blusher brush or soft paint brush
Hair Spray - optional

 Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

Measure and cut the silicone mat to size.  To avoid wasting any of the mat we recommend using a ruler and texta
to ensure you achieve a snug fit. If, when cut, it does not fit completely flat in the bottom of the
mould, remove and trim a smidge off as required.  The exact size for this mould is154mm x 154mm.

Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

Dice the entire 1kg of soap base and place in a jug large enough to melt in one pour (or a crockpot if that is what you use)
Cover the jug and place in microwave, heat in 1 minute bursts until completely melted.
Remove from the microwave and add Vitamin E and White Tea & Ginger Fragrance and gently stir to combine.

Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

Pour into the lined mould, try to avoid creating bubbles.  If you do have surface bubbles, and you have
Isopropyl Alcohol on hand give it a quick spritz.
Leave at least 2 hours to set up, or overnight if possible.

 Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

Once completely set up and cold, invert the mould and push the soap out onto the bench.
Carefully peel back the purple impression mat ready to dust with mica.
The mica can be applied as soon as the soap is set and unmoulded. 
Taking care no to inhale the mica particles.     
Using a dry paint brush or blusher brush dip just the tip into the New Gold Mica and gently brush the mica through the pattern
on the soap in soft circular movements, work into the recessed part of the design, and then brush lightly over the whole surface.

Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

 I like to give the mica a quick spray with hair spray so that it adheres well.

To cut into 6 bars, mark at 51mm and 77mm to create a grid on the soap.
Use a ruler to trace out the lines and then cut with a non serrated, thin blade knife.

 Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

 Wrap as usual

 Simple Elegance Melt & Pour Soap Impressions

The dark coloured bars have Latte Mica brush through them.  I have antiqued the look of these bars
using a paper towel to pull away and brush off some of the mica.

 

If using the "Add to Trolley" only the New Gold Mica is included, and don't forget this mat is now sold out.