So hopefully you had a little look at my previous post ‘Soap within Soaps‘ and enjoyed it. Well this blog is about using textures inside soaps rather than other moulded soaps.
I love using tea tree essential oils in soaps for your face as it really wakes me up. Why not couple that with an interesting look like swirls!
I have recently found the wonders of Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies and wow they have some amazing products. I wish I could win the lottery and buy it all, SO MUCH FUN!!!
Ingredients and equipment used:
- 165 g STEPHENSONS Melt and Pour Soap Base – Crystal Transparent
- 75 g STEPHENSONS Melt and Pour Soap Base – Opaque WST
- 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 5-10 drops of blue dye
- Microwave or Simple Bain-Marie
- Heat proof container
- Soap mould x2 (one small and one final shaped)
- Potato peeler
- Rubbing alcohol spray
How to make the curls:
- Melt the opaque soap base in the microwave or using the simple bain-marie. Remember, if you are using the microwave only heat in 10-15 seconds bursts. The soap may over cook and burn.
- Add some of the tea tree essential oil and blue dye. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour the opaque mixture into a container and let it set for 12 hours. you want it malleable so that it curls.
- Once set, use the potato peeler to make curls.
How to make the clear soap:
- Melt the clear soap base just like before.
- Add your colour and fragrance (only a few drops of colour as you want your soap to stay as clear as possible).
- Place your opaque soap curls in your final mould and pour the clear soap base mixture over.
- Spray the top with the rubbing alcohol spray to disperse any bubbles.
- Allow to set for 24 hours.
The final result is a refreshing soap that invigorates you in the morning.
I had some left over opaque soap so I made a hippo! Say hello to Henry the Hippo!