3D Psychedelic Double Pour Swirl

I’ve been loving on Bramble Berry’s exclusive line of 3D molds lately. I especially appreciate the versatility of the simple shapes. What a great way to show off your soaping skills! Here’s a technique that I discovered by accident while attempting another project. I had wanted to create a fabulous background to feature some of the adorable Hamster eraser toys (hence the picture below) but as I started creating, another idea developed in my head and I went with it. Ever happen to you? I’m pretty happy with the results!

Tie Dye Swirl Soap


6 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap

14 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Electric Bubblegum Color Block

Ultraviolet Blue Color Block

Tangerine Wow! Color Block

11 mL Red Apple Fragrance Oil

2 Pear 3D Molds

2 Orb 3D Molds

OPTIONAL: 4 Surplus Blue and Grey Soap Ropes (not in Buy It Now button kit)

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Recipe Ingredients

ONE: Cut the Clear Melt and Pour soap base into 1 inch or smaller cubes. In a heat-safe container, melt the soap base on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between bursts.

TWO: Split the soap into one 7 oz batch and two 3.5 oz batches. Color the 7 oz batch with the Ultraviolet Blue Color Block. What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) with color blocks, so add a little bit at a time until you are happy with the color. Do the same with the 3.5 oz sizes, adding Tangerine Wow! to one and Electric Bubblegum to the other.

THREE: Add 4 mL of Red Apple Fragrance Oil to the Ultraviolet Blue colored soap, and 2 mL each to the Tangerine Wow! and Electric Bubblegum colored soaps. Stir well.

Adding Fragrance Oil

FOUR: Lay the 3D molds out so each half/cavity is open. With the Ultraviolet Blue soap in one hand and the Tangerine Wow! soap in the other, pour from opposites sides of the mold into four of the mold halves. Switch out the Tangerine Wow! soap for the Electric Bubblegum soap and finish the other four mold halves in the same way. The mold halves should each be full of soap. TIP: Mind your temperatures while doing the double pour! Pouring too hot will cause the soap to mix, while pouring too cool won’t let the soap swirl much at all. I poured these at right about 135 degrees.

The double pour!

FIVE: Allow the soap to harden in the soap halves. Once the soap has hardened, fit the mold halves to their mates and affix red rubber bands around the outside of the molds.

SIX: Cut the White Melt and Pour soap base into 1 inch or smaller cubes. In a heat-safe container, melt the soap base on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between bursts. Add 3 mL Red Apple Fragrance Oil and mix well.

Scenting White Soap

SEVEN: Spray the insides of the assembled 3D molds with Rubbing Alcohol. Once the White Melt and Pour soap base has cooled to 135 degrees or below, pour the soap into the openings in the 3D molds until full. OPTIONAL: Spray the tip of the Surplus Blue and Grey Soap Rope with Rubbing Alcohol and insert into the opening cavity.

Pouring White Soap

EIGHT: Allow the white soap to fully harden. Remove the rubber bands from the 3D molds and unmold the soaps. Clean up any edges that need it with a clean up tool, and enjoy!

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  1. Cassie says

    What a wonderful idea! I have tons of those types of molds from when I used to do alot of Melt and Pour but never considered doing anything like that.

    I would like to get back into the M&P but have a quick question. I’ve been doing CP now instead for the past couple years and have all my CP Soaping equipment and containers that I use all the time along with all of my molds.

    I know that you can’t use your CP containers for any type of food prep (that is a given) but can I use them for my melt and pour soaping?

    And could I also use them for mixing scrubs or do I need to go out and purchase all new ones for that?

    I have a feeling that I should know this and that once I receive an answer, I’ll be saying ‘Duh’… you big dummy, you knew that all along, but for the time being my mind seems to be having a ‘senior moment’! 😀

    Thanks bunches in advance and also thank you for sharing your beautiful soap! Cassie

    • says

      Hi Cassie!

      What a great question! And, I can guarantee that if you had it, someone else does as well. You can absolutely use your cold process soapmaking tools and molds for your scrubs and melt and pour soaps. As long as you have properly washed them and there is no residue that could get in your products, then you are good to go! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Cassie says

        Thank you Becky. I really appreciate you getting back to me! And SO very glad that I don’t have to go out and purchase more equipment! Have a great day! Cassie

  2. Dixie Thielen says

    this is really a neat idea !!! how do you sleep at night? I know that i cant sometimes. Very beutiful