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INSTRUCTIONS FOR MELT & POUR SOAP


Basic Materials:

Melt & Pour Soap Base
Glass measuring cup or bowl
Soap mold/s
Fragrance: essential oils or fragrance oils 
Any additives, such as herbs, flowers, aloe vera, vitamin E, honey,
  or powdered ingredients, such as oatmeal or apricot meal, etc.
Soap colorants: cosmetic grade  (liquid dyes)
Wooden stirs or craft sticks for stirring
Small fine spray bottle of alcohol
Microwave (preferred), or double boiler

Directions:

Cut desired amount of melt & pour soap base into 1" chunks and place into your glass measuring 
cup.  Microwave at 20-30 second intervals until all the chunks are liquefied, avoid boiling. 
Add your colorant, a small amount at a time, until  the desired color is achieved.
Stir slowly to prevent bubbles.  If you are using color nuggets, melt a portion along
with your melt & pour soap to achieve the desired shade.

Set aside for a few minutes to prepare your mold/s, fragrance and any additives. Set 
your mold on a level surface and be sure its clean and dry.  Begin adding your additives
and fragrance (about ¼ - ½ tsp. per cup of soap base) or 1 oz per pound to the melted soap. 
Avoid adding the fragrance while the soap is too hot or the scent may burn off from the 
heat of the soap.  However, waiting too long will cause the soap to begin to set up and form 
a top skin.  
Once you have incorporated your additives and fragrance, pour the soap into your mold. 
If you have bubbles forming on the surface, spritz them lightly with the alcohol.  Let soap
cool for 30 minutes or until firm and remove from mold.  Putting the mold in the freezer 
for a few minutes will help the soaps release easier.  Air dry on a rack or wax paper overnight 
and wrap in cello bags, decorative paper, shrink wrap or saran wrap to preserve the fragrance

Tips:  Melt and pour soap can also be re-melted with little or no additives, fragrance or colorants.  You can also use found objects as molds, such as plastic drawer organizers or Jello molds, etc.

                  Try experimenting, it's a fun and useful craft.   

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