Big thanks to Nicole in Customer Service for coming up with this swell idea. Isn’t she creative?
Embedded Ducky Soap
What you’ll need:
Microwave safe glass, like a Pyrex container
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.”)
Spritzer bottle filled w/ rubbing alcohol
Colorant (optional – we recommend water-based Labcolors)
Fragrance oil (check to make sure it’s not a yellowing fragrance)
Mini Ribber Ducky (or really, any small toy will work!)
- 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
6. Let the soap sit for a few minutes until there is a skin on top that is semi-stiff when touched
- 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!
Thank you Anne-Marie!! That was very helpful 🙂
You can add oils to Melt and Pour, this may however hinder how much lather you get from your bar of soap. We do not recommend adding more than 1 tablespoon of oils per pound of soap. Also, since Baby Oil is really just Mineral Oil with added fragrance the scent in your final soap will not be very strong when compared to a straight, undiluted fragrance oil. At that ratio I am also unsure how much of the moisturizing properties of the baby oil will really come through in your finished bar. I always enjoy making smaller test bars to see how I like them before investing a lot of time and energy into lager quantities. So, if you try it, keep the baby oil to a minimum and try a small test batch first. =)
If you want a really sweet light fragrance, the Sleeping Angels scent would be great! http://brambleberry.com/fragrance_otoz.html)
Hi! I love this soap project! Thank you for posting it! I do have a question.. instead of regular FO, could I use Johnson’s baby oil? Or would that be too much for the soap?
These are great! I use the rubber duckies in a ‘pond’ and they are always the first to sell at bazaars
This will be fun to do when my kiddos are a bit older! In the meantime, I guess I get to have all the fun. 🙂
Amber Rose says
This soap is sooo adorable! I’ve been reading your blog; I’m a newcomer to the soap world!
Also, I’ve tagged you, so check out my blog post for details on that if you want to! Love your blog, by the way! xx. 🙂
Thanks for posting how to embed things in m&p. I’m going to make embedded soaps to give away at my daughters b-day party and am now less likely to make major mistakes. Knowing me there will be probably be one or two little ones though = )