Fall Melt & Pour Soap Recipes

APPLE CIDER MELT AND POUR SOAP RECIPE

With the holidays coming up, buying gifts are expensive. This is when having wholesale soap-making supplies comes in quite handy. Instead of buying gifts, you can create soaps for the whole family. If you use a pre-made soap base, you can make soaps in half the time. Without using lye, you cut out the processing time, which saves a lot of time. With this recipe, you can have soap in less than 30 minutes.

You’ll need clear and white melt-and-pour soap, liquid glycerin, yellow and brown mica, yellow soap colorant, your favorite fragrance, two shallow baking pans, a log-shaped soap mold, a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol, a thermometer, a scale, glass measuring cups, whisks, and measuring spoons.

The first layer of soap is the lemon layer, made with 9 oz. of clear soap base and 1/4 tsp. of yellow mica. Add 2 1/2 tbsp. of glycerin to roll it. When mixed, pour it into a baking pan.

For the second layer, use 7 oz. of clear and 2 oz. of white base. Add in 1/4 tsp. of yellow mica and 2 1/2 tbsp. of glycerin. Wait until the first layer of soap is almost solid and the second layer liquid is between 130 and 140 degrees. Spray rubbing alcohol over the first layer and pour the second layer on top. Set aside to cool.

The final soap you have to make needs 8 oz. of clear and 2 oz. of white soap base. Mix in 1/2 tsp. of the brown mica, and give it fragrance with essential oils. Pour it into another shallow pan and set it aside. While you are waiting for it to cool, take out the yellow soap, and remove it from the pan. It should still be warm and not fully solid. Start to slowly roll it toward you. Trim the sides of the yellow soap roll, and then do the same routine with the brown soap, so that both can fit horizontally into the loaf pan.

Now it is time to make the soap base for the project. Melt 40 oz. of clear soap base. Mix 1.2 oz. of apple cinnamon essential oils into the soap base. Let the soap base cool to 130 to 140 degrees before you move on with the recipe. Pour some base soap into the loaf pan, first, and let it cool until it is soft. Then lay the brown soap stick diagonally in the pan. Pour some more soap base, let it cool some and add the yellow roll of soap. Add more soap base into the side of the pan, filling it. Set it aside for a while to harden.

Once the soap is hard, pull it out of the base. Next, carefully cut it into slices that are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick. The soap is all finished, but, to preserve it, you must wrap it with plastic wrap. This keeps it fresh long enough for you to give it away as gifts. Remember to let your recipients know that they must use the soap within 3 to 6 months, or it could go bad.

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