Celtic Clover Melt & Pour Soaps
These festive St. Patrick's Day themed soaps are intricate and perfect for gifts! Here is what you'll need for 3 bars of soap:
8 x .15 cc scoop of Chromium Green Oxide
Denatured Alcohol for spritzing
Fragrance Oil of your choice (we used Fresh Linen)
1. Prepare your work area. You’ll need at least 3 glass or plastic heat resistant measuring cup and a large clean workspace lined with newspaper or paper towel.
2. Decide which colors you would like the front of your soaps to be. In the photo we did 3 different designs, feel free to get creative and try your own color combos! Melt the desired amount of melt and pour for the color you chose either in the microwave or in a double boiler. Add the colorant of your choice and a few drops of fragrance. Suck a small amount of the soap up into the soap injector tool, then gently squirt the soap into the recessed front of the cavity. Keep a glass of hot water on hand to rinse out the injector between injections as the soap solidifies quickly in the shaft.
3. Clean up any messy edges with our Soap Detailing Tool.
4. Melt another amount of melt and pour soap and color it with your choice of green mica or chromium oxide, or you can melt white soap and leave it white. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other cavities.
5. Melt the rest of your soap base and add about a teaspoon of fragrance. Stir gently to mix, then when the soap base has cooled enough so you can comfortably rest your hand against it, spritz the front layer of your soaps with denatured alcohol to help the layers adhere and pour the rest of the soap into the cavities. Try layering the soap, giving at least 5-10 minutes cool-down time between each layer, remembering to spritz the soap with denatured alcohol. Cold soap can be re-heated in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
6. Wait 12-24 hours then gently de-mold your soaps. If you find they are sticking, place the mold in the freezer for 5 minutes before trying again.