- Pot with lid placed over
saucepan with water (double boiler set up).
- Soap molds (plastic or metal
- tupperware, pvc pipe, drawer organizers, jello molds,
candy molds, loaf tins, etc.).
- Rubbing alcohol in a spritz
bottle (removes excess air bubbles and works as an
adhesive for embedding objects or layers).
Melt the soap block in a double boiler keeping it covered with
a lid to prevent moisture loss. It can also be melted in
the microwave on low or defrost setting. Avoid hot
You can scent this soap with
anything you like such as fragrance or essential oils or even
perfume you might already have. Rule of thumb:
roughly up to 10 ml per pound of soap. This is personal
and depends on how strong you like your scent. Try
starting with 5 mls per 1lb block of Melt & Pour
soap. The scent will not change as it does with cold
process soap. Note: If the essential oil or
fragrance oil has a colour to it - may give a slight colour
or hue to the soap.
Colour selection (clays,
pigments, coffees, cinnamon, milk etc.) toys for embedding,
superfatting oil, honey, oatmeal, etc. - up to 2 tablespoons
of liquid/dry ingredients. Note: dried or fresh
flowers/herbs are not recommended. Fresh will turn
rancid and dried turn brown.
Objects in a Slab Tray:
Once your block is melted -
pour a thin layer of melted soap into mold and allow it to
become firm (5 - 10 minutes). This will allow the object
to sit on top. Place object on top and lightly spritz
with alcohol. Pour remaining soap on top. Replace
any swimming objects back to desired position and allow to
Once you've added your optional
ingredients if any - pour into molds. Spritz with
rubbing alcohol to avoid air bubbles. Allow to
set. Ready to use once it is hard. The melt and
pour soaps are high in glycerin which evaporates if not
wrapped in plastic wrap. Have fun and enjoy!