Citrus Soaps using a Milky Way Round Mold
What You’ll Need:
Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
White Melt and Pour Soap Base
Fragrance Oils (Good ones are Yuzu Cybilla, Energy and Creamsicle Cybilla Fragrance Oils and Tangerine Essential Oil)
12 Bar Round Silicone Mold or 4 Basic Guest Soaps Mold
Biscuit Cutters or Circle Shaped Cutters
Rubbing Alcohol in a spritzer bottle
Paring Knife (or small cheese knife)
ONE: Melt 16 ounces of clear soap in the microwave. Color and scent to preference. If you’re making limes, try a nice green (Shamrock Green Mica or Emerald Green LabColor are both nice. Lime LabColor is a neon green and nothing like the natural fruit). If you want to make lemons, Canary LabColor is particularly fetching.
THREE: Cut down the colored soap. A biscuit cutter is the best option but circular cookie cutters or a very steady hand work equally well. The key is to cut the soap down to make a smaller circle with which to make slices with. If you’re using a biscuit cutter, save the extra soap for a fun bonus project later.
FOUR: Prepare your clear first layer. Why a clear first layer? The soap looks better when it’s showcased in a clear layer rather than shoved into a white base. If your soap is naturally yellow, a drop of Liquid Blue will act like a bluing laundry additive.
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