Friday, July 18, 2008

Freebie - Yummy Soap Recipes

Soap making can be a fun activity for the whole family. Here are some wonderful soap recipes for you to try out. And if you need supplies, be sure to check out the Bath & Body section at the Cuddly Crew. Enjoy!

Lemon cheesecake soap loaf

250g transparent M&P
500g Opaque M&P
Lemon Scent
Yellow colouring
Oatmeal or Porridge Oats
1 x Medium sized Loaf mold (1 kilo capacity)

1. Melt white soap base and add a few drops of yellow coloring or powder until you get the right lemon color.
2. Add your fragrance
3. Pour into your mold and spray with alcohol to remove all bubbles
4. Allow to set
5. Melt your transparent soap base and add as much Oatmeal as the base will allow to still be ever so slightly runny
6. Spray your loaf again with alcohol before pouring/spreading the oatmeal mixture into your mold
7. Flatten off the top and allow to cool
8. Once it's turned out your loaf will look like a lemon cheesecake and smell divine. The oatmeal will be a great exfoliator too.

If you wanted to get fancy, you could add a third layer of white between the yellow and the oatmeal base, or even whip up your yellow base so it was fluffy.

Tea Tree and Linseed Soap Loaf

1 Kilo of Transparent Melt & Pour soap base
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Green Coloring
50g of Linseeds
1 x Medium sized Loaf mold (1 kilo capacity)
1 x Ready made bar of Dark Green M&P soap (use the basic recipe for melt and pour)

1. Divide your soap base into 3 equal parts
2. Melt one part with no added color or scent
3. Stir in your linseeds and pour into the mold
4. Spray with alcohol to remove bubbles
5. Allow to set
6. Melt your second part and add green coloring and your tea tree oil
7. Spray your mold with alcohol and pour in the green base
8. Allow to set
9. Grate up your bar of green soap
10. Melt your third part of base
11. Mix in the green grated shreds
12. Spray your mold with alcohol
13. Pour in to the mold

This mixture makes a really eye catching loaf and the linseeds are great for exfoliating while adding an interesting feature.

Banana Slice Soaps (Makes 4 bars)

150g Transparent Melt and Pour base
350g Opaque Melt and Pour base
Yellow coloring
Banana Scent
Dried Banana Chips
4 x soap bar molds (Square or rectangular)

1. Place your banana chips over the base of each mold. You should be able to fit in 3 or four of these. Make sure they are flat on the bottom and do not overlap or stick out.
2. Melt your clear base
3. Carefully pour in ever such a tiny amount of the base so as to just cover the chips.
4. Spray with alcohol to remove bubbles
5. Allow to set
6. Melt your opaque base and add your scent and yellow coloring until it is a nice banana color
7. Spray your molds with alcohol
8. Pour in and allow to set

When you turn these out the chips should be visible in a thin layer of clear on top of a lovely banana looking base. Great fun for kids and really popular at fairs. These are my biggest seller. You may need to adjust the amount of M&P you use depending on your mold size, but practice makes perfect.

If you are looking for some soap making supplies, be sure to visit our Bath & Body section or go directly to Enchanted Potions

1 comment:

The Cinnamon Hollow said...

Hi Cuddly! I usually make Cold Process soap but I love making the melt and pour with my children too and these recipes are great! Thank you so much for sharing them!!!!
God Bless,