Cheery Cranberry Seed Melt & Pour Tutorial
- Time:1 hour
- Yields:1 lb. of soap
Fruity and sweet with a hint of tartness and spice, we love Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil in soap. It’s one of two fragrances we chose for all of our Givember projects, and throughout November, we’re featuring it as part of our Make it Month: #BrambleTart! Read on to see how you can use this wonderful fragrance to create an exfoliating bar of melt and pour soap.
This tutorial incorporates fun embeds and cranberry seeds to create a gentle, scrubby bar of soap. Made using our 4″ Silicone Loaf Mold, these bars are the perfect size for holiday party favors or stocking stuffers!
What You’ll Need:
2 tablespoons Cranberry Seeds
1/8 teaspoon Activated Charcoal
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ONE: Cut 8 oz Shea Melt and Pour soap base into cubes and melt in a microwave-safe container on 10 second bursts. Add 5 mL Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil and stir.
TWO: Add 2 tablespoons cranberry seeds and stir.
THREE: Allow to cool slightly so that the seeds don’t immediately sink in the soap, then pour into the small & medium 9 ball molds. Soap in silicone molds takes longer to dry, so give the soap 60 to 90 minutes to fully harden.
Tip: Place the molds in the refrigerator if you want to hurry this project along.
FOUR: Cut 11 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Base into chunks and melt in a microwave-safe on 15 second bursts.
FIVE: Disperse 1/8 teaspoon Activated Charcoal in 1/4 teaspoon Isopropyl Alcohol and stir into the soap. Then, add 7 mL Cranberry Chutney fragrance oil and stir.
SEVEN: Pour a thin layer of charcoal tinted soap into the 4″ loaf mold.
EIGHT: Unmold the soap spheres and then generously spray them with with alcohol. Randomly place in the charcoal soap.
NINE: Continue alternating charcoal soap and spheres until the mold is full.
TEN: Allow to set-up for 2 – 3 hours before unmolding. Enjoy!
We used straight Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil for this project, but feel free to try any of these fabulous blends to spice things up: