There have been a few times that we have made a recipe that involved both melt and pour soap and cold process soap. The first was Baileys Spotlight Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap and the second time was Cindy’s Blackberry Sage Soap. However, both times the melt and pour soap was placed on top of the cold process soap. This time, we wanted to create a recipe using melt and pour soap inside of cold process soap.
The theme of this mp embed cp recipe was centered around Natures Garden’s Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil. With summer time quickly approaching, we thought this would be a wonderful fragrance oil to spotlight in a fun recipe.
Now since Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil is a childhood memory scent, we wanted to visually capture the essence of fun, carefree, summertime memories. Plus, Bubble Luscious scent is loved by children and adults alike, so we wanted a soap recipe that would appeal to all ages.
Once we figured out what we wanted the soap to look like, it was then time to figure out the specifics. We knew that we would have a creamy look from the cold process soap. This would be the perfect look for the main portion of the loaf, including the creamy, whipped looking top. But, in order to accomplish a transparent look in the soap curls, we needed to use the Melt and Pour Soap.SLS Free Clear . You can also use our diamond clear melt and pour soap (however, we are currently waiting for a shipment of it to arrive).
Now, these transparent curls would be used both in the cold process soap and also for a decorative topping to the soap. However, since we also wanted to include a white swirl in the soap, Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap was also included in the mp embed cp portion. We felt that through the combination of both soap mediums (cp and mp), we would be able to present a really fun project to match this really fun scent and quite the playful and swirly design too.
So, if you are interested in making your very own homemade MP embed CP recipe like this which makes a total of about 4.5 pounds of soap; here are all of the ingredients and supplies that you will need:
Other utensils you will need for the melt and pour soap portion will be:
Microwave safe glass container
Mixing Spoon (wood or stainless steel)
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle- to eliminate any bubbles in your soap
Now, here is the step by step instruction with pictures included:
Step 2: Prepare the Purple Swirls: Weigh out and melt 200 grams of Clear M&P Soap. Stir gently. Once your soap is melted, add 35 drops of fun soap colorant deep purple and 10 grams of bubble luscious fragrance oil. Stir well.
Step 3: Next, pour all of the purple soap unto one sheet of wax paper. If you have any air bubbles, spritz the soap with alcohol.
Step 4: Prepare the Red Swirls: Again weigh out and melt 200 grams of Clear M&P Soap. When melted, this time add 10 drops of fun soap colorant tomato red and 10 grams of Bubble Luscious fragrance oil. Stir.
Step 7: Finally, pour the white soap unto the last sheet of wax paper. If necessary spritz with alcohol.
For now, this is all the melt and pour steps you can do. It is now time to start the cold process steps.
Here is the cold process soap amounts:
431 grams of Water
154 grams of Lye
238 grams of Avocado Oil
238 grams of COCONUT Oil-76
295 grams of Shea Butter
283 grams of Cocoa Butter
79 grams of CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
40 grams of Sodium Lactate
71 grams of Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil
Step 2: First, make your lye solution. Then, weigh out and melt the soaping ingredients. Once melted, separate out 30 grams and place it in one of your mixing bowls. To this add 7 grams of titanium dioxide. Stir well. Completing this step will help you smoothly incorporate the titanium dioxide in the soap batter. Set this bowl aside.
Step 3: Once the lye solution has cooled, stir in the 40 grams of sodium lactate.
Step 4: Back to the Melt and Pour Soap: Remove the purple, red, and white soap from the wax paper. Then, trim off any jagged edges. Next, cut 3 x 3 inch squares out of each color. Make as many 3 x 3 squares as possible until all of the soap has been used. Then, gently curl the soap in a loose fashion. The one thing we can not stress enough is loose. This will help the soap batter fill the embeds so that you do not have air pockets. Once all of the soap has been loosely curled, place all 3 colored curls into your square loaf mold. With the jagged leftovers of the soap, make as many curls as you can. These will be used to decorate the whipped topping.
Step 5: When both the soaping oils and the lye solution are ready, combine them together. Then, using your stick blender, emulsify. Next, add your fragrance oil. Stick blend again to light trace.
Step 6: When your soap batter is at light trace, get your bowl with the titanium dioxide. Now, place 400 grams of soap batter into it. Then, to the remaining soap batter, add the 10 grams of fun soap colorant neon pink. Use your stick blender to incorporate, but do not mix too long; you still want your soap batter to be on the thin side.
Step 7: Slowly pour the soap batter into the mold. This will also help to eliminate air pockets in your soap. When the mold is filled, gently tap it to release any air pockets.
Step 8: Next, stick blend the white soap bowl. Then, set aside. Once the pink soap has thickened enough, start to carefully heap the white soap on top to resemble whipped topping.
Step 10: After 48 hours, place the soap into the freezer for about 4 hours. Then, remove the soap from the mold and let it reach room temperature. When ready, cut the soap into slices. Allow them to further cure before using.
That is it. Although this post may seem daunting, it really is not that bad, especially if you have soaped before. In the end, this homemade project is totally worth it. You will love how delicious your soap looks and smells!