Microwave safe container
Spoon or stirring stick
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
I’m excited about this tutorial because it uses a concept that we’ve discussed before but don’t use often – brushing mica on to make detail work pop. It’s easy and adds a sophisticated flair to your soap.
One: Melt about 1-2 ounces of Honey melt and pour. You can use ‘plain’ melt and pour but in keeping with the theme of the project, I used Honey. Use a dropper to pour/drop the soap into the bee part of the design. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes.
Two: Melt about 12 ounces of Goat Milk melt and pour. Again, you can use regular white melt and pour but Honey & Goat Milk has such a great feel when working together. Add .25 – .50 ounces of fragrance and stir in the raspberry leaves. Continue to stir long enough for the raspberry leaves to stay mostly suspended in the soap (they will all float to the top if you don’t).
Four: Once the bee layer has cooled and hardened, spritz with rubbing alcohol and pour your goat milk soap into the hive part of the design. Tip: Make sure this soap has cooled to 120 degrees. Any hotter will melt the tiny bee part of the soap.
Five: Give the soap a final spritz of alcohol and allow to cool for 24 hours before removing soap from the mold.
Don’t you love how the brushing of mica really makes the bee detailing really pop?