Banana Taffy Soap Projecthttps://www.brambleberry.com/in-the-studio/projects/melt-and-pour/banana-taffy-soap-project/PS000119.html
These cheery soaps are fun to make and smell just like candy. Fruity Fusion Fragrance Oil is a scent that kids will love! They also contain biodegradable Fine Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter, so you can feel good about washing with the bars.
This project is appropriate to make with kids. They can help add and stir in glitter and color. Kids also have fun pouring soap into the mold and spraying 99% isopropyl alcohol in between the layers.
Layering melt and pour soap takes a little bit of patience. You need to allow the bottom layer to cool and harden enough to support the next one. The layers on top need to be pourable, but not too hot or they can melt the layer below. Because of this, we recommend having a thermometer on hand for this project. We also recommend having a bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol to make sure the layers adhere to each other.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Time to Complete: 2 hours
- Kit Yields: 6 soaps
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Banana Taffy Soap Project
These layered soaps are made with Fruity Fusion Fragrance Oil and Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter. With a little patience, layering melt and pour soap is easy and great for beginners.
Silicone Circle Mold
16 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
8 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
6 mL Fruity Fusion Fragrance Oil
6 mL Vanilla Color Stabilizer
1/8th teaspoon Fine Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter
Fizzy Lemonade Color Block
99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
Chop 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base and 8 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base. Place each in separate heat-safe containers.
Place the container with the clear soap into the microwave and melt using 30 second bursts. Add small chunks of the Fizzy Lemonade Color Block and about 1/8 teaspoon of Fine Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter. Stir to fully combine. Add more chunks of the Fizzy Lemonade Color Block until you're happy with the shade. Tip: If the Color Block is not melting, place the container back in the microwave and heat using 5-10 second bursts.
Add 4 mL of Fruity Fusion Fragrance Oil and 4 mL of the Vanilla Color Stabilizer to the soap and stir throughly. Fill each cavity about 1/3 of the way with the yellow soap. Spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help get rid of bubbles. Set the remaining soap aside.
Allow the soap in the mold to harden and cool for about 5-10 minutes. Place the container of white soap into the microwave and melt using 20 second bursts. Add chunks of the Fizzy Lemonade Color Block until the soap is a light yellow shade. Then, add 2 mL of Banana Taffy Fragrance Oil and 2 mL of Vanilla Color Stabilizer. Stir in the fragrances thoroughly.
Check the soap in the mold. It needs to be firm enough to support the next layer. If it has a skin that's firm enough, spritz each cavity with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Ensure the light yellow soap is about 135° F or below. Pour the light yellow soap into each cavity until they're about 2/3 full. Spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles. Set mold aside to allow to cool and harden - about 10-15 minutes.
Once the soap in the mold has cooled and hardened enough to support the next layer, reheat the clear yellow soap in the microwave using 10-15 second bursts. Check the temperature of the soap - it should be about 135° F or below. Spray each mold cavity with 99% isopropyl alcohol and fill with clear yellow soap. Spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles.
Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for about 2-3 hours, up to overnight. Release each soap from the mold. To prevent glycerin dew, wrap each in plastic wrap. Enjoy!
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman