Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Microwave safe glass
Mixing Spoon (wood or stainless steel)
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
Step 1: Each 2 pound block of Natures Garden's Melt and Pour Soap is
perforated into 40 cubes. Cut along all the perforations of the 2 pound block. Each cube of the block is
approximately 1 ounce
in weight (28 grams).
Step 2: In your microwave safe
glass container, place
your desired amount of cubes and melt them in the microwave 30 seconds at a time.
Stir gently in between
each 30 second round. Keep melting until all
soap is in a liquid state.
Step 3: Next, add
your soap colorant and stir. Please
Note: If using a white soap base, you may have to use extra
colorant drops in order to achieve your desired color.
4: Now, it is time to scent! The suggested
total amount of body safe fragrance oil that can be used in soap is 3-5% of the entire
mixture. Example: If you are using
1 pound of melt and pour soap, that equals 454 grams of soap. If you desire to use a 5% fragrance load for
this soap you would take 454 and multiply it by .05. The result is approximately 23 grams of
fragrance oil that needs to be added to the soap. When using essential oil, you will likely
have to use less scent. So for a 3%
scent load, you would follow the same equation.
Example: 1 pound of soap
equals 454 grams. 454 multiplied by .03
equals approximately 14 grams of essential oil that needs to be added.
5: Once the scent has been added to the soap, it is time to
6: Next, grab
your soap mold and place
it on a flat surface where it will be undisturbed until the soap firmly sets
up. Carefully fill each mold
cavity. Gently spritz the soap with alcohol. This will eliminate any bubbles and allow the
back of your soaps to have a smooth finish.
Step 7: Allow your soap to fully
set up. Please Note: While it is best to allow your soap to fully set up at
room temperature; you may speed up the process by placing your filled molds
into the refrigerator. However, do not
move your soaps until you notice the soap is starting to harden. This hardening is the best indicator to show
that the soap mold is safe to be moved.
8: Once the soap has set up, place the mold upside down.
Using your thumbs, apply gentle pressure to each of the mold cavities. When the soap releases, trim off any soap
Your melt and pour soap is now ready to use.
note: When using Natures Garden's melt and pour soap, you do
need to be ready to move quickly. Melt
and pour soap does set up fast. However,
one great advantage to melt and pour soap is that it is very forgiving. If your soap starts to set up in the middle
of your steps, you are able to remelt it in the microwave (in 30 second increments) to get it
back into a liquid and workable state.