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About 3 pounds of soap

Lily and Rain Soap Project

This layered melt and pour project is inspired by the rain here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Description

This project is colored with Kermit Green and Aqua Pearl Mica. The key to layering melt and pour is 99% isopropyl alcohol and a thermometer. This soap has 7 layers and does require some patience. Spraying the soap with alcohol before and after each layer helps the soap stick together and gets rid of bubbles. A thermometer ensures the soap isn't so hot it melts the layer below.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Time to Complete: 1 hour

  • Kit Yields: About 3 pounds of soap

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SFIC Clear Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb
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SFIC White Melt And Pour Soap Base - 1 lb
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Kermit Green Mica - 1 oz
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Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil - 2 oz
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10 inch Silicone Loaf Mold
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99% Isopropyl Alcohol - 1 bottle (16 oz by volume)
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8 oz Clear Bottle with White Spray Cap - 10
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Lily and Rain Soap Project
This layered melt and pour project is inspired by the rain here in the Pacific Northwest.

Ingredients

10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
32 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
16 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
Kermit Green Mica
Aqua Pearl Mica
0.6 oz. Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil
99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
Recommended: Infrared Thermometer

Instructions

COLOR PREP: Add 1/2 teaspoon of the Kermit Green Mica and 1/2 teaspoon of the Aqua Pearl Mica into separate containers. Then, add 1/2 tablespoons of 99% isopropyl alcohol to each container and mix together to get rid of any clumps. Set the colorants aside.

Note: This project was originally made with Amazon Lily & Rain Fragrance Oil, which was discontinued. Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil creates a similar scent but it will look different from the photos below.

1

Chop 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap into small pieces, place it in a heat-safe container, and melt in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts. Add all of the dispersed Aqua Pearl Mica and 0.2 ounces of the Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil. Stir to fully combine.

aqua pearl soap batter

2

Spritz the mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help the soap spread smoothly. To keep the layers as exact as possible, place the mold on a scale and press the tare button. Pour 8 ounces of the blue soap into the mold and spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles.

first layer in mold

 

3

After about 5-10 minutes, test the bottom layer to see if it’s firm enough to support a layer on top. If so, chop 16 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base and melt using 30-60 second bursts. Add 0.2 ounces of Amazon Lily and Rain Fragrance Oil and stir to fully incorporate.

add fragrance

 

4

Check the temperature of the white soap. If it’s poured into the mold while extremely hot, it may melt the layer below. If it’s below 130° F, spritz the blue layer with 99% isopropyl alcohol and pour 5.3 ounces of the white soap into the mold. Spritz the top with 99% alcohol to help get rid of bubbles. Allow the layer to harden and cool for about 5-10 minutes.

5

Chop 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap and melt in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts. Add all of the dispersed Kermit Green Mica and 0.2 ounces of the Amazon Lily and Rain Fragrance Oil. Stir to fully combine.

kermit green add

 

6

Test the white layer to make sure it’s firm enough to support the green layer. Test the temperature of the green soap. If it's below 130° F, spritz the white soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol and pour 8 ounces of the green soap into the mold. Spritz the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles. Allow to cool and harden for about 5-10 minutes.

next layer in mold

 

7

Once the green layer has hardened, reheat the white container of soap in the microwave using 15 second bursts. Once the green layer is firm and the white soap is below 130° F, spritz the bottom layer with 99% isopropyl alcohol and pour 5.3 ounces of white soap into the mold. Spritz the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles. Allow to cool and harden for about 5-10 minutes.

8

Reheat the container of the blue soap in the microwave using 15 second bursts. Once the white layer is firm and the blue soap is below 130° F, spritz the bottom layer with 99% isopropyl alcohol and pour the remaining 8 ounces of blue soap into the mold. Spritz the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles. Allow to cool and harden for about 5-10 minutes.

9

Reheat the remaining white soap in the microwave using 10-15 second bursts. Once the blue layer is firm and the white soap is below 130° F, spritz the blue layer with 99% isopropyl alcohol and pour the remaining white soap into the mold. Spritz the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles.

10

Reheat the green container of soap in the microwave using 15 second bursts. Once the white layer is firm and the green soap is below 130° F, spritz the bottom layer with 99% isopropyl alcohol and pour the remaining 8 ounces of green soap into the mold. Spritz the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles.

all layers molded

 

11

Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for at least 4-5 hours or up to overnight. Once it’s ready, pull away the sides of the mold to break the airlock. Push out the soap from the bottom. Cut the soap into bars and enjoy! Wrap the soap in plastic wrap after unmolding to prevent glycerin dew. Enjoy!

final project

 

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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