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Potted Sunflower Soap Recipe

Recipe makes approximately 1 pot with 3 flowers

Information:

Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Flower Pot Mold from flexiblemolds.com
Alcohol in a spray bottle
Toothpicks
Stainless Steel Spoon
Cookie Sheet
Cheese Grater

Microwave Safe Dish


Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Each block of Natures Garden Goat's Milk Melt and Pour Soap is perforated into 40 cubes. Each cube is approximately 1 oz. You will need a total of 19 cubes of soap to make this recipe.   Plus an additional 2 cubes of SLS Free glycerin melt and pour soap. 

For the Flower Pot:
This portion of the project will need 8 cubes of melt and pour soap.  Place the cubes into a microwave safe dish.  Melt the soap in 30 second increments.  Continue this until all the soap is melted. 

Once the soap is all melted, add 6 drops of FUN soap colorant brown oxide and 2 drops of FUN soap colorant yellow oxide to the soap.  Add 1/2 oz Sunflower fragrance oil.   Stir.

Pour mixture into Flower Pot mold.  Spritz with alcohol to remove air bubbles.

To make the dirt:  Melt 4 cubes of melt and pour soap.  Once melted add 11 drops Fun soap colorant black oxide and 7 drops Fun soap colorant Brown oxide.  Stir. 

Next, pour the dirt into a cookie sheet.  Once this hardens, carefully pull the soap out and roll it.  Then, take the rolled soap to a cheese grater.  Place this aside.

Additionally, take 1 cube of melt and pour soap (white), and grate it over the dirt.  This will simulate the potting soil. 

For the Flowers: 
This portion of the project will need 5 cubes of melt and pour soap.  Melt this the same way as you did for the flower pot. 

Once all the soap is melted, add 5 drops FUN soap colorant neon yellow, and 1 drop yellow oxide.   You will also add 1/4 oz fragrance oil.  Stir. 

Pour mixture into daisies embed mold. Spritz with alcohol to remove air bubbles.   Set aside to allow for set up.

While the flowers are setting up; it is time to prep the stem portion of your flowers.  Melt 1 cube of melt and pour soap.  Once the soap is completely melted, add 4 drops Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant and 2 drops of fragrance oil.  Stir. 

While the mixture is still in liquid form, take a spoon and drizzle the melted soap over a toothpick.  Put several coats over the middle portion of the toothpick, but still allow the pointed ends of the toothpick to show.  These ends will be pushed into the sunflower soaps as well as the pot to allow the flower to stand.  Set your covered toothpicks aside to harden. 

Assembly of the Flower Pot:
 

Pop the pot out of the mold, clean up any imperfections, and set aside.  Pop the daisies (aka your sunflowers) out of the mold, and clean up any imperfections.  Set aside. 

Place 1 cube SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap in the microwave, melt this.  Once the soap is in a liquid state, quickly spritz the center of the flower with alcohol, and carefully paint the center portion of the sunflowers.  Then, quickly and carefully, smash a small portion of the dirt together with your fingers and place it over the clear soap.  Allow this to dry.  Repeat until all of your flowers are done. 

Next, carefully take your green toothpicks and insert one end into the flower.  Repeat for all the flowers.  Set this aside.

Then, melt 1 cube SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap in the microwave.  While the soap is melting, spritz the center of the pot with alcohol.  Once the soap is melted, gently pour this over the center section of the pot.  Quickly place the dirt over the melted soap. 

Finally, carefully pick up the flowers and with the open toothpick end, gently push the flower into the pot.  Repeat until all flowers are in the pot. 


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