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Sample Idea Sheet for March 2014

This month's featured sample is Tobacco and Bay Leaf. This fragrance is clean and woodsy. It's top notes include a tantilizing blend of bay leaf and fir needle mingled with cedarwood and bergamot. The base notes reveal a warm, smokey tobacco scent. This fragrance does discolor to a light beige in cold process soap.

Melt & Pour layered soap

Blend Ideas

 

How to Make Havana Layers Melt & Pour Soap

Tools and Ingredients:

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  • Hoe to angle mold  
  • Making Cupcake Bases
  • Pouring Soap

ONE: Place 2# Silicone liner inside wooden mold. Slide the Scraper/Cutter tool under the long edge of the mold, metal side first, until the wood handle is touching the mold so that the mold is at a slight angle.

TWO: Cut up 28oz clear melt and pour and place in microwaveable bowl. Heat in 30 second bursts until melted.

THREE: Stir in 0.8oz of Tobacco & Bay Leaf fragrance oil to your melted soap. Separate out 8 oz of soap into a small cup.

FOUR: In a small container, mix 1/2 tsp Blue Raspberry colorant, 4 tsp White Pumice, and 1 Tbsp of Rubbing Alcohol. Pour this mixture into the 8 oz of soap, and gently stir.

FIVE: Pour the colored soap into lined wood mold, and spritz liberally with alcohol.

SIX: From your large bowl of melted soap, separate 4 oz of soap. If needed, heat in 10 second bursts until soap is liquid.

SEVEN: In a small container, mix two mini scoops Green Chrome Oxide, 1 tsp Walnut Shells, and 1 tsp Rubbing Alcohol. Pour this mixture into the 4 oz of soap, and gently stir.

EIGHT: Check on the first layer of soap in your wood mold. If it has a firm skin on it, pull out the cutter, and slide it under the opposite side of the wood mold. If is is still quite liquidy and cannot hold its shape, wait a few minutes, then switch sides with the cutter once the soap is more set.

NINE: After switching the angle on the mold, spritz soap liberally with alcohol again. Then, pour your green layer of soap over the blue layer. Make sure your green layer is not hotter than130°F, or you risk melting through your first layer. Spritz with alcohol.

TEN: Portion out 4 oz more soap into a small cup. If needed, heat in 10 second bursts until soap is liquid.

ELEVEN: In a small container, mix together 1/4 tsp Lemon Peel with 1 tsp Alcohol. Pour into soap. Next, mix in 2 heaping tsp of Shredded Loofah. Repeat steps eight and nine with your yellow layer.

TWELVE: In a small container, mix together 1/2 tsp Paprika, 2 tsp Pumice, and 1 Tbsp Alcohol. Pour this mixture into the separated 4 oz of soap, and gently stir. Repeat steps eight through ten with your red layer.

THIRTEEN: Heat remaining 8 oz of soap in 10 second bursts. In a small container, mix together 4 mini scoops Blue Raspberry, 4 mini scoops of Titanium Dioxide, and 4 tsp Alcohol. Pour mix into remaining soap, and add 2 tsp Poppy Seeds.

FOURTEEN: Remove soap cutter from under set up yellow layer, and do not replace. Spritz the layer with alcohol, then pour blue layer of soap. Sprinkle with extra poppy seeds.

FIFTEEN: After 24 hours, slip your soap out of the silicone liner, and place it on its side to cut. This will help avoid drag marks through your bars. Enjoy!

 

See previous Sample Pages:  Cucumber Melon | Cherry Blossom | Fresh Bamboo | Sweet Meyer Lemon | Violet | White Ginger & Amber | Butter Cream & Snickerdoodle | Black Amber & Lavender | Moonlight Pomegranate | Spiced Mahogany | Vetyver | Plumeria | Baby Powder | Oatmeal, Milk & Honey (Cybilla) | Red Apple | Woodland Elves | Holiday Candy | Chai Tea | Dark Rich Chocolate | Lemon Cake

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