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Skill Level: Advanced
Time: 2 hours
Yield: About 4 pounds of soap

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OK, we admit it - we love celestial-inspired projects. The good news is, you seem to love them too. So we made another one!

This cold process recipe features a swirl design and moon embeds. It’s scented with Jasmine Dreams and Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil. 

The recipe uses LCP White Melt and Pour Base for the embeds to prevent sweating. We recommend using sodium lactate and insulating the soap so it's easier to release from the dividers.

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Swirl Recipe Quick Mix - 54 oz
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Sodium Hydroxide Lye
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Electric Bubble Gum Colorant - 1 oz
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Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz
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SFIC LCP White Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb
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Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil - 2 oz
Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil - 2 oz Item#: IB001413
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Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil - 2 oz
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Queen's Purple Mica - 1 oz
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Instructions

Jasmine Moon Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 4 pounds of soap

This cold process recipe features a swirl design and moon embeds. It’s scented with Jasmine Dreams and Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil. 

The recipe uses LCP White Melt and Pour Base for the embeds to prevent sweating. We recommend using sodium lactate and insulating the soap so it's easier to release from the dividers.

You will need:

  • Moon Embeds:
  • Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold
  • 7.5 oz. LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base

  • Base:
  • 9 Bar Birchwood Mold
  • Silicone Liner for the 9 Bar Birchwood Mold
  • 42 oz. Swirl Recipe Quick Mix
  • 6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 13.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil
  • 1 oz. Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil
  • Queen's Purple Mica
  • Electric Bubblegum Colorant
  • Black Oxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter

Follow these steps:

MAKE THE EMBEDS

1

Chop 7.5 ounces of LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base into small uniform cubes. Place them in a heat-safe container and melt in the microwave using 20-30 second bursts. Pour the soap into the Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold. Allow it to fully harden and cool for about 2 hours. Remove from mold. 

2

Reheat the remaining soap and pour it into the Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold. Allow it to cool and harden for about 2 hours. Unmold and set aside. 

3

Cut the moon embeds with a sharp unserrated knife - they should be about 2" tall. You need nine embeds total. Set aside. Tip: To get the correct length, use the height of the divider as a guide. 

MAKE THE BASE

FRAGRANCE PREP: Measure 1 ounce of Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil and 1 ounce of Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil into a small glass container and set aside.

COLORANT PREP: In separate containers, disperse 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide, black oxide, and Electric Bubblegum Colorant into 1 tablespoon of sunflower or sweet almond oil (or any other liquid oil). Then, disperse 2 teaspoons of Queen's Purple Mica into 2 tablespoons of lightweight liquid oil. Use a mini mixer to get rid of any clumps. Have Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter nearby to sprinkle on top. Optional: To ensure that the titanium dioxide blends smoothly into the soap, we recommend micronizing it before dispersing it in oil. Use a coffee grinder to blend the colorant to break up any clumps of color and prevent streaks of white from showing in the final soap. We like to use a coffee grinder that has a removable, stainless steel mixing area for easy cleaning.

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.

1

Slowly and carefully add 6 ounces of lye to 13.4 ounces of distilled water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help harden the soap so it unmolds more quickly.

2

Melt the entire bag of Swirl Quick Mix in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until it's completely clear. Shake the bag to fully incorporate the oils and pour 42 ounces into a large mixing bowl. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 100-120° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend to a very thin trace.

3

Be careful to not over-emulsify the soap - it should be very thin. Split the batch into 3 containers. Each one should have about 500 mL of soap.

4

Add the dispersed colorants to the containers in the following amounts. To work as quickly as possible, we added the colorants directly into the containers first and then added the soap. Use a whisk to fully incorporate.

  • Container A: 1 Tbsp. Queen's Purple Mica + 1 Tbsp. Electric Bubblegum Colorant
  • Container B: 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide + 1 tsp. Queen's Purple Mica
  • Container C: 2 tsp. black oxide

5

Add the fragrance blend to each container of soap equally - it's okay to eyeball it. Whisk in the fragrance thoroughly.

6

Now it’s time to pour. We like to place the mold on a lazy Susan to help spin the soap. The order you pour the colors into the mold is up to you. For this soap, we did not stick to the same color order throughout. We just poured the colors into the mold depending on what looked good. Pour one color into one corner of the mold. Count to 3 to get an even amount. Pour a different color in the opposite corner of the mold, counting to 3. Start pouring various colors into both corners of the mold and a small dollop in the center. As you layer the colors, the soap is pushed toward the center of the mold. Work as quickly as possible during this process, as the soap will continue to thicken up with time. Every now and then, give the colors a whisk to help keep them fluid.

7

Continue layering colors in the various spots of the mold. Once they meet in the center, give the mold a little shake to disperse the soap. Working quickly, continue to pour the soap in the mold until it’s gone.

8

Give the mold a few firm taps on the counter to help eliminate air bubbles and to help the layers settle. Begin to spin the lazy Susan, stopping it quickly to help give the soap movement. You want the centrifugal force created by the spin and stop to move the soap in various directions within the mold. Be careful not to spin too hard, or the soap may spill out. Continue swirling until you're happy with the pattern.

9

Insert the dividers into the soap, then insert the moon embeds into each cavity. Sprinkle with glitter.

10

Spray the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol and cover the mold. To promote gel phase, place the soap on a heating pad set to medium/high for about 1-2 hours.

11

Allow the soap to sit for about 2-3 days. Because this is a soft recipe and the soap was poured at a thin trace, it may take a little longer to unmold. After 3 days, check to see if the silicone mold pulls away easily from the soap. If it does, remove the soap. If it doesn’t, give the soap another day or two to harden. Then, gently remove the bars from the dividers. To prevent tearing, do not pull the dividers. Push the soap down, or slide the dividers up or down to remove the soap without tearing. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks, and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Jasmine Moon Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 4 pounds of soap

This cold process recipe features a swirl design and moon embeds. It’s scented with Jasmine Dreams and Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil. 

The recipe uses LCP White Melt and Pour Base for the embeds to prevent sweating. We recommend using sodium lactate and insulating the soap so it's easier to release from the dividers.

You will need:

  • Moon Embeds:
  • Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold
  • 7.5 oz. LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base

  • Base:
  • 9 Bar Birchwood Mold
  • Silicone Liner for the 9 Bar Birchwood Mold
  • 42 oz. Swirl Recipe Quick Mix
  • 6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 13.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil
  • 1 oz. Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil
  • Queen's Purple Mica
  • Electric Bubblegum Colorant
  • Black Oxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter

Follow these steps:

MAKE THE EMBEDS

1

Chop 7.5 ounces of LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base into small uniform cubes. Place them in a heat-safe container and melt in the microwave using 20-30 second bursts. Pour the soap into the Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold. Allow it to fully harden and cool for about 2 hours. Remove from mold. 

2

Reheat the remaining soap and pour it into the Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold. Allow it to cool and harden for about 2 hours. Unmold and set aside. 

3

Cut the moon embeds with a sharp unserrated knife - they should be about 2" tall. You need nine embeds total. Set aside. Tip: To get the correct length, use the height of the divider as a guide. 

MAKE THE BASE

FRAGRANCE PREP: Measure 1 ounce of Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil and 1 ounce of Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil into a small glass container and set aside.

COLORANT PREP: In separate containers, disperse 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide, black oxide, and Electric Bubblegum Colorant into 1 tablespoon of sunflower or sweet almond oil (or any other liquid oil). Then, disperse 2 teaspoons of Queen's Purple Mica into 2 tablespoons of lightweight liquid oil. Use a mini mixer to get rid of any clumps. Have Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter nearby to sprinkle on top. Optional: To ensure that the titanium dioxide blends smoothly into the soap, we recommend micronizing it before dispersing it in oil. Use a coffee grinder to blend the colorant to break up any clumps of color and prevent streaks of white from showing in the final soap. We like to use a coffee grinder that has a removable, stainless steel mixing area for easy cleaning.

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.

1

Slowly and carefully add 6 ounces of lye to 13.4 ounces of distilled water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help harden the soap so it unmolds more quickly.

2

Melt the entire bag of Swirl Quick Mix in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until it's completely clear. Shake the bag to fully incorporate the oils and pour 42 ounces into a large mixing bowl. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 100-120° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend to a very thin trace.

3

Be careful to not over-emulsify the soap - it should be very thin. Split the batch into 3 containers. Each one should have about 500 mL of soap.

4

Add the dispersed colorants to the containers in the following amounts. To work as quickly as possible, we added the colorants directly into the containers first and then added the soap. Use a whisk to fully incorporate.

  • Container A: 1 Tbsp. Queen's Purple Mica + 1 Tbsp. Electric Bubblegum Colorant
  • Container B: 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide + 1 tsp. Queen's Purple Mica
  • Container C: 2 tsp. black oxide

5

Add the fragrance blend to each container of soap equally - it's okay to eyeball it. Whisk in the fragrance thoroughly.

6

Now it’s time to pour. We like to place the mold on a lazy Susan to help spin the soap. The order you pour the colors into the mold is up to you. For this soap, we did not stick to the same color order throughout. We just poured the colors into the mold depending on what looked good. Pour one color into one corner of the mold. Count to 3 to get an even amount. Pour a different color in the opposite corner of the mold, counting to 3. Start pouring various colors into both corners of the mold and a small dollop in the center. As you layer the colors, the soap is pushed toward the center of the mold. Work as quickly as possible during this process, as the soap will continue to thicken up with time. Every now and then, give the colors a whisk to help keep them fluid.

7

Continue layering colors in the various spots of the mold. Once they meet in the center, give the mold a little shake to disperse the soap. Working quickly, continue to pour the soap in the mold until it’s gone.

8

Give the mold a few firm taps on the counter to help eliminate air bubbles and to help the layers settle. Begin to spin the lazy Susan, stopping it quickly to help give the soap movement. You want the centrifugal force created by the spin and stop to move the soap in various directions within the mold. Be careful not to spin too hard, or the soap may spill out. Continue swirling until you're happy with the pattern.

9

Insert the dividers into the soap, then insert the moon embeds into each cavity. Sprinkle with glitter.

10

Spray the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol and cover the mold. To promote gel phase, place the soap on a heating pad set to medium/high for about 1-2 hours.

11

Allow the soap to sit for about 2-3 days. Because this is a soft recipe and the soap was poured at a thin trace, it may take a little longer to unmold. After 3 days, check to see if the silicone mold pulls away easily from the soap. If it does, remove the soap. If it doesn’t, give the soap another day or two to harden. Then, gently remove the bars from the dividers. To prevent tearing, do not pull the dividers. Push the soap down, or slide the dividers up or down to remove the soap without tearing. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks, and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • Moon Embeds:
  • Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold
  • 7.5 oz. LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base

  • Base:
  • 9 Bar Birchwood Mold
  • Silicone Liner for the 9 Bar Birchwood Mold
  • 42 oz. Swirl Recipe Quick Mix
  • 6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 13.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil
  • 1 oz. Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil
  • Queen's Purple Mica
  • Electric Bubblegum Colorant
  • Black Oxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter

Follow these steps:

MAKE THE EMBEDS

1

Chop 7.5 ounces of LCP White Melt and Pour Soap Base into small uniform cubes. Place them in a heat-safe container and melt in the microwave using 20-30 second bursts. Pour the soap into the Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold. Allow it to fully harden and cool for about 2 hours. Remove from mold. 

2

Reheat the remaining soap and pour it into the Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold. Allow it to cool and harden for about 2 hours. Unmold and set aside. 

3

Cut the moon embeds with a sharp unserrated knife - they should be about 2" tall. You need nine embeds total. Set aside. Tip: To get the correct length, use the height of the divider as a guide. 

MAKE THE BASE

FRAGRANCE PREP: Measure 1 ounce of Bramble Berry Fragrance Oil and 1 ounce of Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil into a small glass container and set aside.

COLORANT PREP: In separate containers, disperse 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide, black oxide, and Electric Bubblegum Colorant into 1 tablespoon of sunflower or sweet almond oil (or any other liquid oil). Then, disperse 2 teaspoons of Queen's Purple Mica into 2 tablespoons of lightweight liquid oil. Use a mini mixer to get rid of any clumps. Have Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter nearby to sprinkle on top. Optional: To ensure that the titanium dioxide blends smoothly into the soap, we recommend micronizing it before dispersing it in oil. Use a coffee grinder to blend the colorant to break up any clumps of color and prevent streaks of white from showing in the final soap. We like to use a coffee grinder that has a removable, stainless steel mixing area for easy cleaning.

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.

1

Slowly and carefully add 6 ounces of lye to 13.4 ounces of distilled water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help harden the soap so it unmolds more quickly.

2

Melt the entire bag of Swirl Quick Mix in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until it's completely clear. Shake the bag to fully incorporate the oils and pour 42 ounces into a large mixing bowl. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 100-120° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend to a very thin trace.

3

Be careful to not over-emulsify the soap - it should be very thin. Split the batch into 3 containers. Each one should have about 500 mL of soap.

4

Add the dispersed colorants to the containers in the following amounts. To work as quickly as possible, we added the colorants directly into the containers first and then added the soap. Use a whisk to fully incorporate.

  • Container A: 1 Tbsp. Queen's Purple Mica + 1 Tbsp. Electric Bubblegum Colorant
  • Container B: 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide + 1 tsp. Queen's Purple Mica
  • Container C: 2 tsp. black oxide

5

Add the fragrance blend to each container of soap equally - it's okay to eyeball it. Whisk in the fragrance thoroughly.

6

Now it’s time to pour. We like to place the mold on a lazy Susan to help spin the soap. The order you pour the colors into the mold is up to you. For this soap, we did not stick to the same color order throughout. We just poured the colors into the mold depending on what looked good. Pour one color into one corner of the mold. Count to 3 to get an even amount. Pour a different color in the opposite corner of the mold, counting to 3. Start pouring various colors into both corners of the mold and a small dollop in the center. As you layer the colors, the soap is pushed toward the center of the mold. Work as quickly as possible during this process, as the soap will continue to thicken up with time. Every now and then, give the colors a whisk to help keep them fluid.

7

Continue layering colors in the various spots of the mold. Once they meet in the center, give the mold a little shake to disperse the soap. Working quickly, continue to pour the soap in the mold until it’s gone.

8

Give the mold a few firm taps on the counter to help eliminate air bubbles and to help the layers settle. Begin to spin the lazy Susan, stopping it quickly to help give the soap movement. You want the centrifugal force created by the spin and stop to move the soap in various directions within the mold. Be careful not to spin too hard, or the soap may spill out. Continue swirling until you're happy with the pattern.

9

Insert the dividers into the soap, then insert the moon embeds into each cavity. Sprinkle with glitter.

10

Spray the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol and cover the mold. To promote gel phase, place the soap on a heating pad set to medium/high for about 1-2 hours.

11

Allow the soap to sit for about 2-3 days. Because this is a soft recipe and the soap was poured at a thin trace, it may take a little longer to unmold. After 3 days, check to see if the silicone mold pulls away easily from the soap. If it does, remove the soap. If it doesn’t, give the soap another day or two to harden. Then, gently remove the bars from the dividers. To prevent tearing, do not pull the dividers. Push the soap down, or slide the dividers up or down to remove the soap without tearing. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks, and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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