Sea Clay and Charcoal Soap Projecthttps://www.brambleberry.com/in-the-studio/projects/melt-and-pour/sea-clay-and-charcoal-soap-project/PS000241.html
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This project is created by swirling white and clear melt and pour bases. They're colored using natural Color Blocks, which make adding clays, oxides, and charcoal easy. It's scented with Vitality Fragrance Oil, which is an invigorating blend of mint, eucalyptus, and rosemary.
Swirling melt and pour soap does require an understanding of how it behaves at different temperatures. We definitely recommend having a thermometer to ensure the soap isn't too hot and a spray bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol to help the layers stick together.
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Time to Complete: 1 hour
- Kit Yields: About 3 pounds of soap
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Sea Clay and Charcoal Soap Project
This soap features an eye-catching layered and swirled design. It's scented with refreshing Vitality Fragrance Oil.
Tall 12" Silicone Loaf Mold
16 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
32 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
0.6 oz. Vitality Fragrance Oil
Charcoal Color Block
Sea Clay Color Block
Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block
99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
Chop 32 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base and 16 ounces of Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into small, uniform cubes. Place all of the clear soap into one container and add a large chunk of the Charcoal Color Block. Split the white soap equally into 2 containers (it's okay to eyeball it). Add a large chunk of the Sea Clay Color Block and Hydrated Chrome Green Color Block to one container, and leave the other uncolored.
Place all 3 containers into the microwave and melt using 30 second bursts. You can melt each individually or all at the same time if your microwave is big enough. Continue microwaving slowly in short bursts until each color is fully melted and the soap is around 140° F. Note: If you want to add more color, add small chunks of Color Blocks during the melting process.
Add 0.2 ounces of Vitality Fragrance Oil to each container and stir in thoroughly.
Check the temperatures of the soap - each container should be about 130-135° F. Pour a thin layer of the black soap into the mold, just enough to cover the bottom. Spritz with alcohol to help get rid of bubbles, and pour small amounts of the white and green soap on top in random areas. Spritz with alcohol. Allow this layer to cool and harden for about 1 minute. It will develop a thin skin, which will prevent the colors from muddling together. Continue drizzling small amounts of each color into the mold, spraying with alcohol when needed to pop bubbles.
If the soap starts to cool during the pouring process and gets too thick, place it back in the microwave and heat using 5-10 second bursts until it's around 130° F. Continue layering and swirling each color together. Repeat this process until all the soap is used up.
Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for about 4 hours or up to overnight. Unmold, cut into bars, and enjoy!
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman
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