Other items you will need:
Microwave Safe Bowl
Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle
Recipe for Embeds:
103 grams- Arrowroot Powder
24 grams- Vegetable Glycerin
112 grams- Diamond Clear Melt and Pour
13 grams- Butterfly Hugs Fragrance
3 grams- Optiphen Preservative
25-30 drops- Da Bomb Soap Colorant
Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 24 grams of
Vegetable Glycerin and 21 grams
Arrowroot Powder. Mix these two
ingredients with a fork to make a paste.
Step 2: Next, in your microwave safe container, weigh
out and melt 112 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave
30 seconds at a time. Stir gently. Keep melting until all
soap is in a liquid state.
Step 3: Once all the soap is melted, place 14 grams
Fractionated Coconut Oil, and
13 grams Butterfly Hugs
Fragrance Oil. Stir Well. Then,
add your paste mixture to the melted soap mixture and stir thoroughly.
Step 4: Add your
colorant. Through our testing we have
found that in order to have a nice bold color you will need to add 25-30 drops
of Da Bomb soap
colorant. If you are looking for more of
a pastel color, add only 10-15 drops.
Mix well. Finally,
place your thermometer in the mixture and wait for the correct temperature.
Step 5: Weigh out and add your 3 grams Optiphen. Please remember, the preservative optiphen should be added to
your recipe when your mixture is between 110 degrees and 120 degrees
Fahrenheit. Mix well.
Step 6: Weigh out 80 grams
of Arrowroot Powder. Do not add all 80 grams at once, you
want to add some, then work it in using a fork, add some more, etc; until all 80 grams are used.
Step 7: Lay out a piece of wax
paper. Then, weigh out 2 additional
grams of arrowroot powder. This
additional 2 grams will be used to lightly coat your hands while you are
kneading on the wax paper.
Step 8: Using a
spatula, scrap the soap mixture out of the bowl, and onto the wax paper. Coat your hands with
the arrowroot powder, and carefully start kneading the soap mixture. You will notice that it may still be tacky,
but keep kneading and coating your hands until all additional 2 grams of
arrowroot is used in the soap dough.
Step 9: When you are finished kneading,
roll your dough into a ball form and let set out 20 minutes.
300 grams- Diamond
Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
15 grams- Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil
1: Once you have the playdough made,
create your design for the embed. Since we are
using Butterfly Hugs fragrance
oil, we crafted our embed to look like a butterfly. You, however, can craft
almost anything, just remember your embed can not be more than 1/2 inch high or it will
stick out of your soap mold and will not be covered with soap.
2: Next, melt 150
grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave 30
seconds at a time. Stir gently. Keep melting until all soap is in a liquid
state. Add 7 grams Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil;
3: Lay your Basic Circle Mold on a flat surface and
fill all (3) cavities 1/4-1/2 of the way full. You want to take into consideration the
thickness of your embed when gauging the
first pour. Then, Spritz with alcohol to
release any bubbles once the
melted soap is in the mold. Alcohol will
also help adhere the next soap layer. Allow this to set up at
4: Once the bottom layer has set up completely,
carefully place your embed inside the mold opening.
Note: Do not spritz your embed with
alcohol. This will result in your embed disintegrating.
Step 5: Next, melt 150 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Base in the microwave 30 seconds at a time. Stir gently. Keep melting until all
soap is in a liquid state. Add 8 grams
Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil; stir well.
Step 6: Carefully pour the soap around your embed until your basic circle molds are completely filled. Spritz
them with alcohol to reduce any
bubbles you see. Allow this to set up at
Step 7: Once the soap has
completely set up, place the mold upside down. Using your thumbs, apply gentle
pressure to the mold
cavities. When the
soap releases, your Playdough Embed Soap is now
ready to use. Enjoy!
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