Cheery Cranberry Seed Melt & Pour Tutorial

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:

11 oz Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base

8 oz Shea Melt & Pour Soap Base

12 ml Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil

2 tablespoons Cranberry Seeds

1/8 teaspoon Activated Charcoal

Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold

Medium 9 Ball Silicone Mold

4″ Silicone Loaf Mold


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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:

Happy Holidays Blend
1 part Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil
1 part Santa’s Spruce Fragrance Oil

Christmas Citrus Blend
1 part Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil
1 part Orange Grove Fragrance Oil

Savory Spice Blend
2 parts Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil
2 parts Saffron & Honey Fragrance Oil
1 part Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil

Fresh Floral Blend
2 parts Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil
1 part Violet Fragrance Oil
1 part Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil

Santa’s Workshop Blend
1 part Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil
1 part Cinnamon Sugar Fragrance Oil
1 part Hollyberry Fragrance Oil

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  1. says

    Hi Jennifer!

    You could definitely use the 6 Inch Silicone Slab Mold for this project. That molds holds 40 oz, while the mold listed in this tutorial (4 Inch Silicone Loaf) holds 20 oz, so you can double the recipe.

    You can definitely use whatever shape you’d like for the embeds, the possibilities are endless! If you end up giving this recipe a try, we would love to see it on our Facebook page :)

    6 Inch Silicone Slab Mold:

    -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  2. Jennifer says

    Could you use the 6″ slab mold instead and what would the quantities be, double? Also instead of the spheres could you imbed a different shape as long as it was 3 or 4 dimensional? I love the contrasting colors of the charcoal, white and splash of red seed.

  3. Gwendolyn Webster says

    Hello! I just love these tutorials! I would like to make this soap with a red background instead of the black. Would you suggest 1/2 tsp. Merlot Mica blended with 1 tsp. Electric Bubblegum pigment to make a perfect red?
    Thank you!


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