DIY Super Easy Melt and Pour SoapBy Mistirose (Mistirose) on April 13, 2012
|This is great soap and easy to make. You can make it for pennies on the dollar if you order supplies in quantity. It makes great gifts too! Please note; this will leave more soap scum in your bath and shower if you have hard water.|
4 oz Melt and Pour Clear soap
1 Drop liquid skin safe colorant (I used Green)
¾ tsp scent of choice (I used Eucalyptus)
A spray bottle with rubbing alcohol in it
A 4 oz soap mold or other flexible container like a yogurt tub
Gather your supplies
Lay your mold on a flat protected surface.
Cut your melt and pour soap into chunks and place them in a heat safe container.
Place it in the microwave and cover with plastic wrap to retain moisture. Melt on 30 second burst until almost all the soap is melted. Stir to finish melting the left over chunks of soap. You don’t want your soap to get too hot or it will burn and smell bad.
Add the drop of color; you can add more if you want it darker but I was going for a translucent glass look on this one. Add your scent, stir well.
Pour into the mold. You will see bubbles like in the picture below. Quickly spray with rubbing alcohol to break them up. See the difference?
Let this set up for at least an hour. They release better if they are allowed to set up over night. Unlike Cold Process soaps these are ready for use immediately. There you go, a beautiful bar of soap for yourself or a wonderful gift!
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|Hello, I am Misti. I have been married for 21 years to the most wonderful and inspiring husband who supports me in everything I do. As a lot of my friends affectionately call me domestic, tell me Iâ€™m a nice home maker etcâ€¦ I thought why not use that and create a place where I can share all I have learned in my many hobbies and experiences. I love crafting (My fav is Sewing), making foods from scratch, gardening and the list goes onâ€¦I am a spender and a saver. I believe there are some products worth spending the money on and buying store bought and there are others that we can successfully duplicate ourselves for much less. I will share my many recipes, How toâ€™s and lessons learned here with you and I hope you will share yours with me. I truly value your experiences and opinions you have to share. I am always learning and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. Nap was kind enough to do an in depth interview on me here|
Thank you Nap for the wonderful interview. The business has since been closed and I am sharing all kinds of how to's and recipes on my blog and my cubitsI hope you will join me!
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