Over on the TeachSoap Forum, Erin asked for a tutorial on making the exciting Peppermint Candy Soaps that I made at Christmas.
Here is a tutorial on making Peppermint Candy Soaps – but redone for Spring with happy pastel colors.
The set up is simple:
White Melt and Pour
Clear Melt and Pour
Fragrance or Essential Oil
Milky Way Round Mold
Knife (a little paring knife)
Directions for Making Candy Swirl Soaps
Step 1: Cut soap into small squares
Step 2: Melt soap in a coffee cup or Pyrex container (or whatever you have that is heat safe in the microwave).
Step 3: Add scent to melted soap base. I used .25 ounces of fragrance per pound of soap. Pour soap base into the round mold and spritz with a finishing touch of alcohol. If you are incredibly impatient (like me), put mold into the freezer for roughly 25 minutes. If you want to do things the “right” way to ensure no condensation is formed, wait 2 hours and pop the soap out of the molds.
JudithAnn, with Cold Process soap you definitely need .5-.7 ounces of fragrance oil per pound but with melt and pour soap, you can use less since there is no harsh fragrance-eating lye in the soap recipe to overcome.
LyLy, The White Soap is just used as an insert and the clear soap is used to help place the white inserts and keep them from moving around.
Do we do both white and clear separately into the molds?
I know my inexperience is showing, but I was surprised when you said you used only .25 oz of fragrance per pound of soap. I thought that I needed to use .7 oz of fragrance oil or .5 oz of essential oil/pound of soap.
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
You’re not impatient, Anne-Marie; you’re just a very busy lady with a million things to do and can’t sit around waiting for paint – or in this case, soap – to dry! 😉