Embedded Heart Melt and Pour Tutorial

  • Difficulty:Intermediate
  • Time:1-2 Hours
  • Yields:6-7 Bars

As we head full swing into February, love is in the air. Here’s an adorable melt and pour project that is great for practicing layers and embedding. I used a unique trick to get these heart cut-outs to sit up on their sides. Read on and try not to fall in love with this soap.

Embedded Hearts

Recipe:

55 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base

 Shimmer Yellow Color Block

 Perfect Orange Color Block

 Super Pearly White Color Block

 Red Blue Mica

 Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil

 Heart Shaped Soap Cutter

 Glossy Silicone Square Tray Mold

Silicone Loaf Mold

 

  Mini-Scoop

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ONE: Cut the Clear Melt and Pour into approximately 1 inch cubes. Split the cubes into three heat-safe containers, one with 9 ounces of soap base and the other two with 23 ounces of soap base each.

TWO: Melt the 9 ounce portion of soap base in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts. Once the soap base is fully melted, add 2-3 heaping mini scoops of Red Blue mica and mix until there are no more clumps. Spray a bit of Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol in there to help disperse the mica clumps. After the mica is mixed, add 6 mL Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance oil and mix in well.

Adding Mica and FO to heart soap

THREE: Pour the soap into the Brownie Tray Mold and spritz with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol to pop any surface bubbles. Allow to fully harden. Once the soap has fully hardened, unmold it and use the Heart Shaped Cutter to cut out the embeds for the top of the soap. Set the embeds aside for now, but keep the Brownie Tray Mold handy for the next few steps.

Cutting Heart Embeds

FOUR:  Melt one of the 23 ounce portions of soap base in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts. Once the soap base is fully melted, add enough Shimmer Yellow Color Block shavings for your ideal color (what you see is what you get!) and stir until the color block bits have fully melted. Add 0.5 ounces of Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil and stir until mixed.

Pouring Yellow Soap

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FIVE: Pour the yellow soap into the Brownie Tray Mold and spritz with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol to pop any surface bubbles. Allow to fully harden. Once hardened, unmold and cut into one inch strips. Cut the one inch strips into blocks that are about two inches long. Set the blocks aside.

Cutting Yellow Soap into Strips

SIX: Melt the second of the 23 ounce portions of soap base in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts. Once the soap base is fully melted, add Perfect Orange and Super Pearly White Color Block shavings to get a great shimmery orange  (remember that what you see is what you get!) and stir until the color block bits have fully melted. Add 0.5 ounces of Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil and stir until mixed.

Color and Fragrance in Orange Soap

SEVEN: Pour the orange soap into the Silicone Loaf Mold and spritz with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol to pop any surface bubbles. Set aside and allow to fully harden.

Pouring Orange Soap

EIGHT: Once the orange soap has fully hardened, arrange the heart cut-outs standing upright, using the yellow blocks between each heart as props. Re-melt unused yellow blocks on 30 second bursts in the microwave until completely melted.

Blocks and Hearts

NINE: Spray the hearts and yellow blocks liberally with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol. Check the temperature of the melted yellow soap; if it’s 135 degrees or under, pour over the embeds until the mold is full. Spray again with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol and allow to harden.

Poured Yellow Soap

TEN: Carefully unmold the soap. How to cut it is up to you! I cut mine right up against the hearts so that they were in the spotlight on one side of the soap. These soaps are ready to use right away, or wrap them with an air-tight method (like plastic wrap) if they’re to be saved for later. Enjoy!

Hearts in a Row

Embedded Heart

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8 Responses to “Embedded Heart Melt and Pour Tutorial”

  1. Nickie says:

    This is soooo cute! :) Love the color scheme. It’s bright, cheery, & fun! I have “mango peach salsa” fragrance (not from BB) & it smells sooooo good! I wonder if they smell similar? I’lll have to order some & compare.

    ~Nickie~

  2. Dianne says:

    I love this idea! I have a bride who would love this for her wedding in May! her colors are deep plum with a soft lavander and lemon yellow for the heart which would be perfect! Thanks for the tutorial. I am making a sample for her to check out before she orders for her May wedding! My first BIG order!! Lots of practice planned for the next few months!

  3. Kathy says:

    I love this soap a question is important to use isopropyl alcohol in all melt and pour soaps? because I use ethyl alcohol and when I layered soap when I split mold bag

  4. Vicky says:

    I received the 9″ silicone heart mold and made my first two heart soap logs from it(one pink, one red.) My next step is to put them into a “bar” form. Sounds like I need to be sure to spray with iso-alcohol and make sure my (white) soap base is under 130 degrees, as to not melt my hearts. I was a little concerned about that… Your site is so helpul with things like this!!! Many thanks!

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