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 Soap Base
14 grams- Fractionated Coconut Oil
13 grams- Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil
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. Set aside.
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.
Step 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; stir well.
Step 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 room temperature.
Step 4: Once the bottom layer has set up completely, carefully place your embed inside the mold opening.
Please 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 room temperature.
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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