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This Bali Bubbles Soap is created by Katie of Royalty Soaps. It's scented with Bali Breeze Fragrance Oil, which is the perfect tropical touch for these colorful bars.
Before making the base, melt and pour embeds are created in the Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold. We recommend using LCP Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base, which has less glycerin so it's less prone to sweating. Lots of Lather Quick Mix gives you plenty of time to create the drop swirl.
Want to learn more about Katie and her business? Read our interview with her here!
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- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Time to Complete: 2 hours
- Kit Yields: About 5 pounds of soap
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Bali Bubbles Soap Project
Created by Katie of Royalty Soaps!
Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold
4 oz. LCP Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hot Pink Mica
Aqua Pearl Mica
5 lb. Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom
Silicone Liner for 5 lb. Wood Mold
54 oz. Lots of Lather Quick Mix
7.8 oz. Lye
17 oz. Distilled Water*
3.5 tsp. Sodium Lactate (optional)
4 oz. Bali Breeze Fragrance Oil
Snowflake Sparkle Mica
Aqua Pearl Mica
Hot Pink Mica
Kermit Green Mica
Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter
*Note: In Katie's video, she uses 17 ounces of distilled water. This is a very small water discount - about 1%. She also prefers to freeze half of the water before adding lye. This is optional - it depends what temperatures you prefer.
MAKE THE EMBEDS
Chop 2 ounces of LCP Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into small uniform cubes. Place them in a heat-safe container and melt in the microwave using 10-15 second bursts. Once the soap is melted, add 1/4 tsp. of Hot Pink Mica and mix well. Pour the soap into the Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold. Allow it to fully harden and cool for about 1 hour. Remove from mold.
Repeat by chopping another 2 ounces of LCP Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base, melting in the microwave, and adding 1/4 tsp. Aqua Pearl Mica. Mix well and pour into the Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold. Allow to cool and harden for about 1 hour. Unmold and set aside.
MAKE THE BASE
FRAGRANCE PREP: In a glass container, measure 4 ounces of Bali Breeze Fragrance Oil and set aside.
COLORANT PREP: Measure 3/4 teaspoons of Aqua Pearl Mica and Hot Pink Mica into separate small containers. Measure 1 teaspoon of Kermit Green Mica and Yellow Mica into separate small containers and set aside. Note: If you prefer to disperse your colorants, mix the amounts above with 1 teaspoon each of lightweight liquid oil and use a mini mixer to get rid of clumps.
SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices. That means goggles, gloves, and long sleeves. Make sure kids, pets, other distractions, and tripping hazards are out of the house or don’t have access to your space. Always make soap in a well-ventilated area.
Slowly and carefully add 7.8 ounces of lye to 17 ounces of distilled water. Gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved. Set it aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.
Fully melt the entire bag of Lots of Lather Quick Mix until it’s completely clear. Shake the bag to mix. Measure 54 ounces into your soaping bowl. Add 1 teaspoon titanium dioxide and 1 teaspoon Snowflake Sparkle Mica and stick blend until there are no clumps.
Once the lye water and oils are around 80-90° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until the mixture reaches a thin trace.
Split the soap into four equal containers. Add the following amounts of color and fragrance oil to each. Whisk thoroughly, then use the stick blender to lightly blend until there are no spots of color.
If the soap is still extremely thin, stick blend until you reach a thin/medium trace. If the batter is too thin, the colors may muddle together. Pour each color into the mold at varying heights so each one swirls into each other. There is no right or wrong way to do this, so have fun! Leave a small amount of each color for the top.
With the rest of each color, make vertical lines down the length of the soap. Pouring green and yellow in the middle helps the embeds pop.
Use a chopstick or dowel to swirl the top of the soap. Place one embed in the middle of each bar, alternating colors for all 16.
Sprinkle Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter on top. Sprtiz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to prevent soda ash.
Allow the soap to stay in the mold for 2-3 days and cut into thick bars. Allow the soaps to cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman
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