Chrysanthemum Soap Project
Chrysanthemum Soap Project
This Chrysanthemum Cold Process Soap is made with melt and pour embeds and chrysanthemum flowers to create the appearance of a flower and stem. Poppy seeds add exfoliation, and White Lily and Aloe Fragrance Oil gives the bars a fresh scent that's perfect for spring and beyond.
The base of the soap is made using skin-loving ingredients like aloe butter and avocado butter. We recommend using LCP Melt And Pour Soap Base for the embeds. LCP means Like Cold Process because it contains less glycerin than normal melt and pour bases. That means it's less prone to glycerin dew and it's less likely to melt inside the cold process soap base. Learn more about different kinds of melt and pour bases here.
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Time to Complete: 2 hours
- Kit Yields: About 3 pounds of soap
Chrysanthemum Cold Process Soap Project
This recipe is made with skin-loving ingredients like aloe butter, avocado butter, and olive oil to create a gentle bar. Poppy seeds add exfoliation.
1 oz. LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base
Green Chrome Color Block
10" Silicone Loaf Mold
2 oz. Aloe Butter (6%)
2 oz. Avocado Butter (6%)
13.2 oz. Olive Oil (40%)
1 oz. Castor Oil (3%)
8.3 oz. Palm Oil (25%)
6.6 oz. Coconut Oil (20%)
4.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
9.4 oz. Distilled Water (10% water discount)
2 oz. White Lily and Aloe Fragrance Oil
1 tsp. Titanium Dioxide
1/2 tsp. Poppy Seeds
EMBED PREP: Chop 5 ounces of LCP Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base along with 1 ounce of LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base into small uniform cubes. Place it into a heat-safe container along with a chunk of the Green Chrome Color Block.
Melt the soap in the microwave using 15 second bursts. Be careful to not let the soap get too hot and burn. If you'd like a more saturated color, add more Green Chrome Color Block. Stir to fully mix in the color.
Pour the soap into the bottom of the 10" Silicone Loaf Mold. Allow it to fully cool and harden (about an hour). Remove it from the mold. Place the embed into the mold vertically and trim the top so it's the same height as the mold. Set embed aside.
COLORANT PREP: Disperse 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide into 1 tablespoon of a lightweight liquid oil such as sunflower or sweet almond.
FRAGRANCE PREP: In a glass container, measure out 2 ounces of White Lily and Aloe Fragrance Oil. Set aside.
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 soaping space. Always soap in a well-ventilated area.
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman
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