on February 01, 2016
- Make novelty kid-shaped soaps with any shaped cookie cutter. You'll need: "melt and pour" soap base (clear or opaque); colorant; scent; plastic plate. Soap-making supplies can be found at your local craft store. Directions: Melt some "melt and pour" soap (adding the colorants and scent) following the directions for M&P soap). Pour a little of this on a plastic plate and put cutter in to form a seal. After it sets up a bit, pour the rest of the soap in to fill the cutter. For a fancy look, you can layer the colors by pouring one color in, allowing it to set up just a bit, spritz or light mist of rubbing alcohol, then add the next color. Do as many layers as you want this way. After the soap hardens, it is ready for use as is, or you can use this shape and embed it in a clear bar of "Melt and Pour soap".
- Using metal cookie cutters to make soap: Kitchen supplies and plain, clear soap are all you need to make luminous bars of soap. They can be any color you like. colors can also be layered in one bar... natural additions make unusual, beautiful soaps. Try poppy seeds a spiral of citrus peel oatmeal, fragrant dried herbs, or a fernsprig. Directions: 1. Chop bars of unscented glycerin soap (Pure Pleasure works well) to yield 2 cups of one half inch chunks. Melt soap in a double boiler or microwave on high for one minute until melted completely. Skim froth from
top. Mix in tiny amounts of liquid food coloring. Blend colors as desired. For scented soap add essential oils- natural scented oils the essence of the plant from which they are derived. Can be found in specialty bath and beauty shops; 2. Brush chosen mold with more essential oil or with vegetable oil. Pour melted soap into mold and let stand until hardened, about 2 hours. To make layers, pour one colored soap into a mold and let it harden for about 20 minutes. Skim off any bubbles and pour another layer into the mold and let stand until hardened. The natural additions can be mixed into the melted soap or placed on top of one layer before adding another; 3. Push the soap out the plastic mold and tap the bottom.
- Use metal cookie cutter for a mold to make novelty soaps (baby showers, holiday gifts, party favors)