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!
6 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap
14 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap
11 mL Red Apple Fragrance Oil
OPTIONAL: 4 Surplus Blue and Grey Soap Ropes (not in Buy It Now button kit)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!