Sunday, February 3, 2013

Triple Heart Soap - Part 1

Here's a fun soap that you can make at home.
The soap is made from a pre-made glycerin base.
There’s no cure time.
Once the soap solidifies, it’s ready to use!
There’s still time to make these for Valentines’ Day.
Here's what you'll need
Non-bleeding red and pink body safe colorants
Body Safe Glitter
Body Safe Fragrance Oil Made for Use in Soap
Clear Glycerin Soap Base
White Glycerin Soap Base
Spray Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol
Full Size Silicone or Bread Loaf Pan or other Mold
Silicone Heart Mold (or you can use a box and a heart cookie cutter)
Various Utensils
Melt 8 ounces of white base.
To do this, cut up base into one inch cubes.
Weigh 8 oz. of cubes into a microwave safe container.
Heat on high power for 25 seconds.
Stir gently.
Continue heating in 15 second bursts.
Stir after each burst.
Once most of the base is melted,
Stir until all remaining pieces are melted.
Add 1 teaspoon of fragrance.
I used Ginger Ale fragrance oil from Bramble Berry.
It’s a light fresh scent.
Add pink or red colorant until you reach the desired shade of pink.
Stir gently to mix.
Pour into individual heart molds.
Pour until each heart is filled 1/3 of the way.
Fill as many molds as your base allows.
Spritz the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol.
This gets rid of any air bubbles that surface.
While that is hardening,
Melt 8 oz. of clear soap.
Add 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil.
Add red coloring until desired shade is achieved.
Add a little body safe glitter.
Stir gently to mix.
Once the base is about 120 – 125 degrees,
You are ready to pour the red layer onto the pink layer.
Spritz the pink layer with rubbing alcohol.
Gently pour the red soap over the pink layer.
Spritz away.
While the red layer hardens,
Melt 8 oz. of white base.
Add 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil.
Stir gently.
Once the base is about 120 – 125 degrees Fahrenheit,
Spritz the pink layer with rubbing alcohol.
Gently pour the white soap over the red layer.
Spritz any air bubbles on top.
Let the hearts harden for at least an hour.
Make sure they are fully cooled and set.
Gently remove the hearts from the mold.
If you don’t have a heart mold, you can do this instead.
Use 12 oz. of base for each layer.
Layer the colors into an 8x8 inch silicone pan or lined box.
Don’t forget to spritz between layers.
Once all layers are hard, remove from pan.
Use a heart cookie cutter to cut soap into heart shapes.
Reserve scraps for another project.
Now your triple layer hearts are ready.
Part 2 will be posted in a day or two.
Thanks for reading!