This warm, golden coloured, two layer soap loaf is comforting and smells delish, with a nice drizzle of ‘honey’ on the finished bars. We have combined rich SFIC Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base with Stephenson Oatmeal and Shea Melt and Pour Soap Base. A light sprinkling of botanicals in the middle creates a textured dividing line.
- 700g Stephenson Oatmeal & Shea Melt & Pour Soap Base
- 700g SFIC Honey Melt & Pour Soap Base
- 16 - 20g/ml Golden Honeycomb Fragrance Oil (or Pure Honey(Type) Fragrance Oil if preferred)
- Regular Loaf Mould
- 10g Medallion Gold Mica
- 2 x Chamomile Tea Bags (or similar herbal tea bags – not black tea)
Base honey/transparent layer #1: 700g Honey Melt & Pour Soap with 8 - 10g/ml Fragrance.
Botanical Layer #2: Thin sprinkling of dried botanicals (we used Chamomile Tea)
Top opaque layer #3: 700g Oatmeal & Shea Melt and Pour Soap with 8 - 10g/ml Fragrance.
The drizzle layer of soap was poured at 63°C and left to set for 10 to 15 minutes. Set up until the surface temperature is around 33 to 36°C or just firm to the touch – it has to be strong enough to hold the next layer in both weight and temperature.
- 2 x 1 litre Long Spout Jug - you can make do with one as we pour the honey layer first
- Spoons and spatulas
- Thermometer and scales - these are fairly important for this project to achieve two even halves.
- Isopropyl Alcohol and Spritz Bottle
- Pipettes – for the honey drizzle
- Crinkle Cutter
Dice 700g Honey Melt & Pour Soap Base and place into jug. Lightly cover and melt on medium to medium/ high in microwave.
Ensure you don’t overheat the base. Remove from microwave and add 8 -10g/ml Fragrance, stir well.
Pour into the mould and spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove the surface bubbles.
Now sprinkle contents of the tea bags over the surface so that you achieve a line of botanical material to divide the layers visually.
Allow to set up for about 15 minutes (depending on the weather and temperature of the soap).
Dice 700g Oatmeal and Shea Melt & Pour Soap Base and place into jug, lightly cover and melt on medium
to medium/ high in microwave. Ensure you don’t overheat the base. Remove from microwave and
add 8 -10g/ml Fragrance, stir well. Check the soap base has a thick skin over it so that the
hot soap doesn’t break through the previous layer. Spray the honey layer liberally with
Isopropyl Alcohol. Pour the opaque soap into the mould over the back of a spatula
and spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove the surface bubbles.
All this to set up for several hours and then unmould.
Slice using the crinkle cutter into nice chunky slices and arrange on a rack or tray with greaseproof paper lining.
Cut the tip from the pipette. Melt 50g Honey Melt & Pour Soap Base and combine this with 10g of mica.
Note: Melt on medium/low and check every few seconds, this will not take long to melt and
should not boil. Spritz the soap surfaces of each slide generously with Isopropyl Alcohol
(this allows the drizzle to stick) and squirt over the coloured drizzle soap so that it
pools on the top and drizzles nicely down all the sides of each bar of soap.
Allow to set up, which doesn’t take long and then store in airtight container or wrap (or shrink wrap) to avoid any sweating.
|10 - 14 Bars
|1 - 2 Hours