Rustic Vanilla, Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soaps DIY

$51.80

SKU: RF-MP54

Difficulty

Beginner

Yields

8 bars

Time

30 minutes

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Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

This is a quick and easy, beautifully rustic, honey themed soap slab that cuts into 8 bars of soap.

It is scented with Bramble Berry Warm Vanilla Fragrance and doesn't need any colourants at all!   However, you can see the difference between the aged soap above and the freshly poured soap below; this is due to the vanilla content of the fragrance. If you would like to keep the pale honey colour you will need to curb the vanilla discolouration by adding an equal amount of Vanilla Colour Stabiliser.  If you are using an Essential Oil (Harmony Blend is great in Melt and Pour Soap) this won't occur.

Ingredients:



Equipment:


Stirring stick, spoon or spatula
Knife and board to dice the soap

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY


Method:

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

Chop the whole container of Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base in 2 - 3 cm cubes.
Place in a microwave safe jug and cover the jug with a piece of cardboard to stop evaporation.
Melt in short bursts until liquid. 
Stir to dissolve any small pieces that remain.
Add 10 - 20ml (2 - 4 teaspoon) Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Oil and stir well to combine
If you have decided to use the Vanilla Colour Stabiliser add this too and stir well again.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

Spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any surface bubbles in the jug and then carefully pour into the mould.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

Spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any surface bubbles.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

Now sprinkle the oats over the whole surface of the soap before it has a chance to form a skin on the top.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

Allow  to set up overnight or at least several hours.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

Turn out of the mould once fully set and invert onto the work surface.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

This way you can use the mould's guidelines to cut nice straight rectangles and also this helps retain as many oats as possible on the surface.

Rustic Vanilla Honey & Oats Melt & Pour Soap DIY

You can leave these with square corners as shown, or use an old vegetable peeler or soap planer to bevel the edges.
Now wrap in cello or shrink bags.

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Difficulty: Beginner
Yields: 8 bars
Time: 30 minutes