Sea Clay and Charcoal Soap Project

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour
Yield: About 3 pounds of soap

Project Description

This soap features an eye-catching layered and swirled design. It's scented with refreshing Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil.

This project is created by swirling white and clear melt and pour bases. They're colored using natural Color Blocks, which make adding clays, oxides, and charcoal easy. It's scented with Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil, which is an invigorating blend of eucalyptus, tea tree and citrus. 

Swirling melt and pour soap does require an understanding of how it behaves at different temperatures. We definitely recommend having a thermometer to ensure the soap isn't too hot and a spray bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol to help the layers stick together.

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Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil - 1.75 oz Item#: IB001321
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Charcoal Color Block for Soap Making
Charcoal Color Block - 1 Block Item#: M900119
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Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block for Soap Making
Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block - 1 Block Item#: M900077
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SFIC Clear Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb
SFIC Clear Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb Item#: IB002880
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SFIC White Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb
SFIC White Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb Item#: IB002895
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Sea Clay - 1 oz
Sea Clay - 1 oz Item#: IB002583
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Side of a Tall 12 inch Silicone Loaf Mold for Soap Making
Tall 12 Silicone Loaf Mold Item#: IB002870
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Instructions

Sea Clay and Charcoal Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 3 pounds of soap

This project is created by swirling white and clear melt and pour bases. They're colored using natural Color Blocks, which make adding clays, oxides, and charcoal easy. It's scented with Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil, which is an invigorating blend of eucalyptus, tea tree and citrus. 

Swirling melt and pour soap does require an understanding of how it behaves at different temperatures. We definitely recommend having a thermometer to ensure the soap isn't too hot and a spray bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol to help the layers stick together.

You will need:

  • Tall 12" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 16 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 32 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 0.6 oz. Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil
  • Charcoal Color Block
  • Sea Clay 
  • Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

*Note: This project was originally made with Vitality Fragrance Oil, which has since been discontinued.

Follow these steps:

1

Chop 32 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base and 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into small, uniform cubes. Place all of the clear soap into one container and add a large chunk of the Charcoal Color Block. Split the white soap equally into 2 containers (it's okay to eyeball it).

Disperse 1 teaspoon of sea clay into 1 Tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol. Add all of the dispersed sea clay and a chunk of Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block to one container of white soap. Leave the other container of white soap uncolored. 

2

Place all 3 containers into the microwave and melt using 30 second bursts. You can melt each individually or all at the same time if your microwave is big enough. Continue microwaving slowly in short bursts until each color is fully melted and the soap is around 140° F. Note: If you want to add more color, add small chunks of Color Blocks during the melting process. 

3

Add 0.2 ounces of Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil to each container and stir in thoroughly. 

4

Check the temperatures of the soap - each container should be about 125-130° F. Pour a thin layer of the black soap into the mold, just enough to cover the bottom. Spritz with alcohol to help get rid of bubbles, and pour small amounts of the white and green soap on top in random areas. Spritz with alcohol. Allow this layer to cool and harden for about 1 minute. It will develop a thin skin, which will prevent the colors from muddling together. Continue drizzling small amounts of each color into the mold, spraying with alcohol when needed to pop bubbles. 

5

If the soap starts to cool during the pouring process and gets too thick, place it back in the microwave and heat using 5-10 second bursts until it's around 130° F. Continue layering and swirling each color together. Repeat this process until all the soap is used up.

6

 Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for about 4 hours or up to overnight. Unmold, cut into bars, and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Sea Clay and Charcoal Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 3 pounds of soap

This project is created by swirling white and clear melt and pour bases. They're colored using natural Color Blocks, which make adding clays, oxides, and charcoal easy. It's scented with Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil, which is an invigorating blend of eucalyptus, tea tree and citrus. 

Swirling melt and pour soap does require an understanding of how it behaves at different temperatures. We definitely recommend having a thermometer to ensure the soap isn't too hot and a spray bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol to help the layers stick together.

You will need:

  • Tall 12" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 16 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 32 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 0.6 oz. Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil
  • Charcoal Color Block
  • Sea Clay 
  • Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

*Note: This project was originally made with Vitality Fragrance Oil, which has since been discontinued.

Follow these steps:

1

Chop 32 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base and 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into small, uniform cubes. Place all of the clear soap into one container and add a large chunk of the Charcoal Color Block. Split the white soap equally into 2 containers (it's okay to eyeball it).

Disperse 1 teaspoon of sea clay into 1 Tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol. Add all of the dispersed sea clay and a chunk of Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block to one container of white soap. Leave the other container of white soap uncolored. 

2

Place all 3 containers into the microwave and melt using 30 second bursts. You can melt each individually or all at the same time if your microwave is big enough. Continue microwaving slowly in short bursts until each color is fully melted and the soap is around 140° F. Note: If you want to add more color, add small chunks of Color Blocks during the melting process. 

3

Add 0.2 ounces of Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil to each container and stir in thoroughly. 

4

Check the temperatures of the soap - each container should be about 125-130° F. Pour a thin layer of the black soap into the mold, just enough to cover the bottom. Spritz with alcohol to help get rid of bubbles, and pour small amounts of the white and green soap on top in random areas. Spritz with alcohol. Allow this layer to cool and harden for about 1 minute. It will develop a thin skin, which will prevent the colors from muddling together. Continue drizzling small amounts of each color into the mold, spraying with alcohol when needed to pop bubbles. 

5

If the soap starts to cool during the pouring process and gets too thick, place it back in the microwave and heat using 5-10 second bursts until it's around 130° F. Continue layering and swirling each color together. Repeat this process until all the soap is used up.

6

 Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for about 4 hours or up to overnight. Unmold, cut into bars, and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • Tall 12" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 16 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 32 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 0.6 oz. Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil
  • Charcoal Color Block
  • Sea Clay 
  • Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

*Note: This project was originally made with Vitality Fragrance Oil, which has since been discontinued.

Follow these steps:

1

Chop 32 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base and 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into small, uniform cubes. Place all of the clear soap into one container and add a large chunk of the Charcoal Color Block. Split the white soap equally into 2 containers (it's okay to eyeball it).

Disperse 1 teaspoon of sea clay into 1 Tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol. Add all of the dispersed sea clay and a chunk of Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block to one container of white soap. Leave the other container of white soap uncolored. 

2

Place all 3 containers into the microwave and melt using 30 second bursts. You can melt each individually or all at the same time if your microwave is big enough. Continue microwaving slowly in short bursts until each color is fully melted and the soap is around 140° F. Note: If you want to add more color, add small chunks of Color Blocks during the melting process. 

3

Add 0.2 ounces of Rejuvenating Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil to each container and stir in thoroughly. 

4

Check the temperatures of the soap - each container should be about 125-130° F. Pour a thin layer of the black soap into the mold, just enough to cover the bottom. Spritz with alcohol to help get rid of bubbles, and pour small amounts of the white and green soap on top in random areas. Spritz with alcohol. Allow this layer to cool and harden for about 1 minute. It will develop a thin skin, which will prevent the colors from muddling together. Continue drizzling small amounts of each color into the mold, spraying with alcohol when needed to pop bubbles. 

5

If the soap starts to cool during the pouring process and gets too thick, place it back in the microwave and heat using 5-10 second bursts until it's around 130° F. Continue layering and swirling each color together. Repeat this process until all the soap is used up.

6

 Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for about 4 hours or up to overnight. Unmold, cut into bars, and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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