Friday, January 2, 2009

Melt and Pour Soap

This is a nice 4 oz bar of soapI made. Making soap is so easy if you do the melt and pour method.I buy all my soap bases from bramble berry soap company(i have a link in my links) When i get my soap base,I pick one(like) olive oil base or shea butter base.Then you melt it in the micro-wave or the lb I do in the micro-wave 5 mins,but test your microwave not to ruin your soap base.I then add color wax. a non toxic wax colorant,Then I mix in slippery elm and vitamin e oil(but of course you don't have to do that)I do recommend the vitamin e oil though it really makes the soap soft to your skin.I use about 4 or 5 drops to one pound of base.Then once it has color and the added oils and herbs then I add a scent as well,I like flowery scents but you can use anything.(as long as it is for the skin,not a burning oil or a candle oil)again about 4 or 5 drops per pound of base.Then I put it in molds.I have molds I bought at craft stores and molds I bought on-line.YOU can pretty much do about any shape you want.
if while you were adding all your things to your soap it started getting hard ,don't worry just put it back in the microwave for 1 or 2 mins and then stir it all up then pour it.

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