Soap Making Kits
MP Drop Swirl Cold Process Soap Kit
Usage & Recommendations
Making our MP Drop Swirl Cold Process Soap:
Here's what's included in your kit:
- Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base
- Jellyfish Bubbles Fragrance Oil
- Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Palm Oil
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil 76
- Avocado Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Shea Butter
- Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
- Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
- Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
- Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
- Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
- Silicone Soap Mold
- Safety Glasses
- Safety Glasses
- Nature's Garden Apron
- Mitre Box
- Soap Cutter
Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need: Distilled Water, Mixing Bowls, Mixing Spoons, Rubber Spatula, Scale, Stick Blender, Vinegar, Safety Mask, Hair Net.
- Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
- Prepare your lye solution. In a mixing bowl, weigh out your water. In a separate bowl, weigh out 179 grams of distilled water. In a separate bowl, weigh out 87 grams of lye. Slowly, add a small amount of the lye to the water and stir. Repeat this process until you have added all of the lye. Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature. NOTE: Always add your lye to your water. NEVER add water to the lye.
- While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your soaping oils. Weigh out and melt 63 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 63 grams Olive Oil Pomace, 63 grams Palm Oil, 95 grams Avocado Oil, 95 grams Shea Butter, 95 grams Safflower Oil, 156 grams Coconut Oil 76. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
- While you are waiting for your oils and lye solution to cool, prepare some of the other ingredients. You will need four deep mixing bowls. To each bowl, add 225 grams of the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base. Set these aside for the moment. Then, you will need four small bowls. To each bowl, add 11 grams of the Jellyfish Bubbles Fragrance Oil.
- When both the soaping oils and the lye solution are at room temperature, combine the lye solution to the soaping oils. Next, stick blend the soap batter to emulsify the ingredients. Next, add black FUN Soap Colorant. We used 25 drops of color and left this portion unscented. Once again stick blend to incorporate the colorant. At a very light trace, you will pour the batter into the mold. Divide the soap batter equally between each of the four cavities. Each cavity should be about halfway full.
- While this isn't really a step, I do feel it is important to note. In this recipe, we will be doing a drop swirl. This is typically done with cold process soap. In this case, the fragrance oil isn't the best of scents for cold process soap. However, we all know that sometimes a fragrance oil is so AMAZING that we have to find a way to use it in CP soap. Since I love the benefits of CP soap, I was determined because I couldn't pass this scent up! So, in this case, we will be using the Shea Butter MP Soap Base to create the drop swirls, scenting only the MP soap in this recipe.
- Melt the first round of 225 grams MP soap in 30-second intervals in the microwave until it is fluid. Then, add one of the colorants listed above, the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and the Jellyfish Bubbles Fragrance Oil. Stir. Pour some of the melted soap into the soap mold. I poured my soap in lines down the length of each cavity of the mold keeping about half for a second round. Now, repeat this process creating each color of melt and pour soap and adding it to the CP soap in the mold until you have just a small amount of each color left. Use any leftover MP soap to top each loaf.
- Normally, you would want to tap the mold to release any air bubbles, in this case, we did not. With a name like Jellyfish Bubbles, we chose to embrace them!
- Once your soap has set up, remove it from the mold. Slice the soap and allow it to cure for 4-6 weeks.
Your soap is now ready to use!
Note: If you have never made CP soap before, this kit is not recommended. Also, when making cold process soap it is imperative that you become familiar with soap making safety and procedures before preparing this recipe. If you are not familiar with soap making safety and procedures, you should not use this kit. You will also want to wear a face mask, apron, gloves, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, and close toed shoes the entire time you are preparing this recipe. You will also need to prepare a bottle of vinegar and place it close by. Any equipment used for soap making should not be used for any other purpose.
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