What you’ll need:
Bramble Berry Ducky Soap Mold (S.W., in MA wrote us to say: “I wanted to tell you how happy I am with my Duck Molds. They made the perfect children’s soap, and the Pearberry the perfect scent. I work with CP soap, the molds were beautiful but not too detailed so that I would worry about air bubbles (no tapping). Made them yesterday and woke up to beautiful pearberry ducks. Everybody wants them.”)
- Cut melt and pour soap into 1” cubes and put into microwave safe container (about 5oz should be enough for one bar). Cover with saran wrap and microwave for 30 second intervals until soap is melted. Be careful not to boil the soap – boiled soap smells bad and is more prone to glycerin dew.
- Stir in the fragrance oil (remember to test for yellowing; the goal is to get a fragrance that stays water-white clear)
- Pour the still clear soap into your mold until the cavity is about 2/3 of the way full
- Spritz with alcohol to pop any bubbles in the soap
- Get your rubber ducky (or other toy) spray it with alcohol on all sides and place into the melted soap
- Take the rest of the melt and pour soap (pop back in the microwave if needed) and add color. Stir until color is mixed through
- Spritz the top of hardened 2/3 full bar of soap with your alcohol
- Make sure that your colored melt and pour is not too hot (it is not steaming and you can comfortably press and hold your hand against the bottom of the container)
- Pour the colored melt and pour over the bar of soap, filling the mold up the rest of the way
- Give the bar one final spray to pop any bubbles
- Let your bar sit and harden for a few hours before removing (the longer you wait the easier it will be to remove from the mold)
- Voila! You have a nice bar of soap with a fun toy waiting inside!