Sometimes it’s fun to have a play with colour and soap! This project is just that, I wanted to make some geometric styled soap, but not with perfectly strange lines, a more relaxed geometry! After unmoulding, I cut half the bars diagonally, which are a nice shape too!
- 1500g Shea Butter Natural Melt and Pour Soap
- 520g (4 x 130g) SFIC Clear Natural Melt and Pour Soap (for coloured stripes)
- 25 - 40g/ml Crisp Apple Rose Fragrance
The colours I used are:
- Salsa Red Colour Block
- Deep Seagreen Liquid Pigment Dispersion or Neptune Green Mica Powder
- Astral Blue Colour Block
- Bumblebee Colour Block
- Silicone 9 Cubes Mould *While this mould is unavailable, we recommend adjusting the tutorial for our Budget-Wise Flex Mould - 4 Square Deep.
- Isopropyl Alcohol and Blue Spritzer Bottle
Several microwave safe jugs
Spoons or stirring sticks
Low props for the mould - I used plastic rulers
Electronic Scales - helpful though not essential
Thermometer - helpful but not essential
The finer details:
- To make a striking contrast, I’ve mixed bold, bright colours, with white Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
- Crisp Apple Rose Fragrance is “water white” – this ensures there is no discolouration later on down the track.
- I poured at 65 °C, and used 2 or 3 rulers for each shift in height and angle
- SUBSTITUTIONS: Due to the recent fire that destroyed our premises and stock, we recommend the above changes. Note: To use the colour blocks, shave pieces of colour into the melted soap and stir to dissolve. If using the Budget-Wise Deep Square mould adjust the depth of the layers and stripes as the depth of the mould is less. The other alternative is to make a long loaf, and then slice into cubes.
I eyeballed all the soap pours – the coloured soap is around 2 – 3mm thick. I used around 40ml of Fragrance, (splitting this eveny into the layers as I mixed in the colour).
Here's our slide show tutorial:
|Yields:||9 - 18 bars|
|Time:||1 1/2 hours|