Monday, 19 February 2018

The Making of: Red Heart Embed Soap



Next up in our Valentine's themed tutorials are these red heart embedded soap bars. They are both fun to make and use. Here's what you will need:

Ingredients

- Clear Melt & Pour Base 250g
- Goat Milk Melt & Pour Base 250g
Strawberry Fragrance oil 20ml
Red liquid dye
- Alcohol (in spray bottle)

Safety warning: Hot soap bases will hurt if they come in contact with the skin so do be careful when handling.
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Equipment

Scale
- 6x Heart moulds (crinkled)
- Pyrex jug
- Thermometer
- Heat source (Microwave)
Pipettes (2)
- Mixing spoon (plastic/stainless steel)
- Soap cutter
- Recycled chocolate box or silicone loaf mould

Optional:
- Shrink wraps (for packaging)
- Gloves
- Cutting board

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Method

Tip: Set out everything you will need so you don't have to go running about after you've begun. 
1. Weigh out all your ingredients.
2. Cut clear Melt and Pour soap base into small, even sizes and put into the pyrex jug.


3. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts. (It should be fully melted by the 3-minute mark). Make sure to stir after every minute. Note: I always suggest using a microwave for melting soap bases to avoid scalding the base but if you do not have one available you can use a cooker and a double boiler. You will have to closely monitor the temperature with a thermometer to make sure it does not get too hot. 
4. Using a pipette, add the red dye to the melted soap base to create a deep red colour.
5. Using a pipette, add 10ml fragrance oil to the melted soap base. Mix thoroughly.
6. Spritz the heart moulds with some rubbing alcohol and pour the soap base in. It should fill up 4 moulds.
7. Spray the tops with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles and allow to set. It should take about 30 minutes. Unmould and set aside.
8. Cut Goat Milk Melt and Pour soap base into small, even sizes and put into the pyrex jug.
9. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts. (It should be fully melted by the 3-minute mark). Make sure to stir after every minute.
10. Using a pipette, add 10ml fragrance oil to the melted soap base. Mix thoroughly.
11. Arrange the red hearts created in steps 1-7 into the recycled chocolate box. Put them upside down for balance - then pour the goat milk soap base over and around them.



12. Spray the top with rubbing alcohol and allow to set (another 30 minutes).
13. Unmould the soap once set and cut into preferred sizes using a sharp knife or soap cutter.






You can watch the making video for this red heart embed soap on our channel.


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Love,


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