Eggcellent Easter Melt & Pour
- Time:1 hour
- Yields:3 soaps
The Easter Bunny visited the Soap Queen blog early this year, and he brought these adorable melt & pour massage eggs with him! This is beginner-level melt & pour project is great for kids, and it features two eggscellent springtime fragrances – Eden’s Garden and Sweet Pea.
We also added Oat Extract to this project. Oat Extract is soothing for all types of skin and it’s especially popular in baby products. As with most extracts, add it your melt & pour soap base at 1 teaspoon per pound of soap base.
What You’ll Need:
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ONE: Cut and melt 2 oz. of Goats Milk Melt & Pour Base and heat in the microwave on 6 second bursts. Leave it uncolored. Using the Injector Tool, drop a small amount of white into the first divot of the mold. Spray with isopropyl alcohol to disperse bubbles and allow to dry for 10 – 15 minutes.
Tip: The injector tool will become clogged with hardened soap if you don’t push it out immediately after you’re done. Keep a cup of warm water near by so you can rinse the tool with hot water and keep it from getting clogged in between uses.
TWO: Cut and melt another 6 oz. of Goat Milk Soap base and heat in the microwave on 6 second bursts. Divide it equally among three containers, so that each contains about 2 oz. of soap each. Add one color per container in the following amounts:
- 5 – 7 drops Liquid Pink and 1 drop Non-Bleeding Red to one container
- 4 – 6 drops Jelly Yellow to a second container
- 4 – 6 drops Liquid Violet to a third container
Keep these containers on hand because you will use them throughout the project.
THREE: Stir to incorporate the colors into the melted base. Once the white soap in the mold had dried and the colored soap has cooled to around 130 degrees, spray the mold with isopropyl alcohol and then use the injector tool to fill in the small ring around the white soap. Spray with isopropyl alcohol to disperse bubbles and allow the soap the soap to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
FOUR: By now your colored soap may have hardened, so give it a good stir and pop it into the microwave on 5 second bursts to remelt it if need be. When the melted soap has cooled to 130 degrees or below, spray the mold with isopropyl alcohol and pour a thin colored layer (about 1 centimeter) into the mold. You can choose whatever combination you’d like, but we poured purple over the pink dots, pink over the yellow dots and yellow over the purple dots.
FIVE: Cut and melt 9 oz. of Goat Milk base and heat in the microwave on 10 second bursts. Leave this portion uncolored. Stir in 2 mL Eden’s Garden Cybilla Fragrance Oil, 1 mL Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil and 3 mL Oat Extract.
SIX: When the soap has cooled to 130 degrees or below, spray the mold with isopropyl alcohol and then pour 2 – 3 oz. of white soap into each cavity. Spray with isopropyl alcohol to disperse bubbles.
SEVEN: Add an additional 1 oz. to each container of colored soap. You may need to add a few more drops of color because of the added White Goat Milk base, but it’s completely up to you. Add 1 mL Oat Extract, .5 mL Eden’s Garden Cybilla and .5 mL Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil to each container and stir.
When the melted soap has cooled to 130 degrees or below, spray the mold with isopropyl alcohol and fill the cavity with the colored soap. Spray again with isopropyl alcohol to disperse bubbles.
Allow your soaps to dry for 30 – 60 minutes and then unmold. Your soaps are ready to use!